ISLAMABAD: The Defence Day of Pakistan is being observed across the country today (Saturday) September 06 with zeal and fervour to pay homage and tributes to the Shuhada and Ghazis who rendered supreme sacrifice in defence of the motherland.
While observing Defence Day numerous functions will be held all across the country. The day will begin with the graceful change of guard ceremonies to be held at the mausoleums of the Quaid-e-Azam in Karachi and Allama Iqbal in Lahore.
A smartly turned out contingent of Risalpur PAF Academy will take over the duty of guards at the mausoleum of Quaid-e-Azam in Karachi.
Besides the parade, a floral wreath will be laid on the Mazar followed by Fateha.
In Lahore Punjab Rangers will assume the duty of guards at the Mazar-e -Iqbal where a floral wreath will be laid on the Mazar and Fateha will be offered.
A ceremony will also be held at the Lahore Ranger Headquarters in which senior officers will lay wreaths on the monument of the martyrs.
There will be a huge turnout for the flag lowering ceremony at the Wagah Border to show love and commitment towards the country.
It may be mentioned here that the Defence Day of Pakistan is celebrated on 6th September every year in Pakistan. It is celebrated on the memory of martyred people who gave sacrifices of their life for the defence of the country. (APP)