Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, Friday paid homage to the martyrs in his remarks at the Defence Day’s reception at the GHC in Rawalpindi, the PM house said.

Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, General Khalid Shameem Wynne hosted a reception to commemorate Defence Day of Pakistan at Joint Staff headquarters.

Senior officers of the three services and members of Diplomatic Corps attended the reception.  

While talking informally to those present, the Prime Minister said that “It is the Day; we pay homage to our heroes both from Armed Forces and Civilians, who remained steadfast and showed us the path of honour and glory by rendering ultimate sacrifices.”

Describing Defence day as the Day of introspection, the Prime Minister said. The need to imbibe the Spirit of September 6 this year is even greater as the country is still facing security challenges”. 

The Prime Minister also paid tributes to the officers and soldiers of valiant Armed Forces for making unprecedented sacrifices during different hours of ordeal, may it be war on borders or fight against terrorism. He said that “with the unabated support of the nation we will succeed in over coming all the challenges being faced by the country”. 

Distinguished among others who attended the reception included Federal Ministers, Services Chiefs, Ambassadors of various countries in Islamabad and other senior serving civil and military officers.