Pakistan Defence Day – A day of Sacrifice, Bravery, and Resilience!

Loud calls, the sound of firearms, and panic everywhere – it sounds extremely stressing, doesn’t it? This is exactly what we, as a nation, witnessed the night of 6th September! In the dead of the night, an Indian troop attacked Pakistan’s half of Punjab, unannounced; leaving our end of the army baffled. Even though taken by surprise, heavily unequipped, and unprepared, the armed forces of Pakistan fought back with zeal, and conviction, protecting our cities! 6th September, is known as the Pakistan Defence Day, where we remember and celebrate the sacrifices of our army men, and their successful attempt at keeping our civil areas protected! There lies a lot of significance in the day, which we will talk about in this blog! 

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History & Significance of 6th September Pakistan Defence Day

Armed forces of Pakistan
We might not know them, but we owe our lives to them
Credits: Pak Army (official website)

In the early 1960s India started to attack Kashmir, in an attempt to win it over, despite all the UN resolutions. The Pakistan army decided to support the locals fighting for their lives in Kashmir.

In order to divert Pak army’s attention from the ongoing war, the rivals, Indian army attacked various parts of Pakistani Punjab, such as Lahore, Sialkot and Kasur, on the 6th September in the dead of the night.

Despite not having the upper edge in weaponry or manpower, our soldiers bravely defended our country till the 23rd of September, when the countries agreed upon a truce. In these 17 days, the rivals were not successful in getting any piece of our land. 

The nation observes 6th September as the Pakistan Defence Day with great fervour and enthusiasm to pay homage to our armed forces. 

This year, in a series of short clips, DG ISPR celebrates and honors the martyred and their families with the theme of Watan ki Matti Gawah Rehna.

Every year the entire country celebrates the day with Pak Army parades, Defence Day air shows and flag raising ceremonies. However, due to the pandemic youm-e-difa Pakistan would be celebrated a bit differently. 

DG ISPR Major General Babar Iftikhar, remarked that this year on 6th September Pakistan Defence Day will be celebrated with great zeal, with all the Covid-19 SOPs being followed strictly. 

Martyrs of 6th September 1965

 yome difa Pakistan
The Pakistan Army regularly put themselves in the line of fire to keep us safe

Many of our brave soldiers lost their lives, so that we could be free today, let’s remember these brave souls on this 6th September Pakistan Defence Day:

  • Captain Muhammad Sarwar Shaheed
  • Naik Saif Ali Janjua Shaheed
  • Major Tufail Muhammad Shaheed
  • Major Raza Aziz Bhatti Shaheed
  • Pilot Officer Rashid Minhas Shaheed
  • Major Shabbir Sharif Shaheed
  • Captain Muhammad Sarwar Muhammad Hussain Shaheed
  • Major Muhammad Akram Shaheed
  • Lance Naik Muhammad Mahfuz Shaheed
  • Captain Karnal Sher Khan Shaheed
  • Havildar Lalak Jan Shaheed

Happy Defence Day!

This defence day, JagahOnline calls you to remember the sacrifices our soldiers made so that we could call Pakistan our home and live freely! Let’s remember them by not only honoring them but doing our part in taking care of our country!

JagahOnline wishes you a Happy Defence Day!