PESHAWAR: Ceremony took place on Friday to mark the 53rd Defence Day at the Karnal Sher Khan Shaheed Stadium Peshawar.
Senior Government and military officials attended the ceremony along with the families of personnel who laid their lives in the line of duty. War weapons were also displayed along with tent pegging, and demonstration of archery and horseback riding.
An army contingent laid a flower wreath and recited Surah Fateha on the grave of Captain Karnal Sher Khan Shaheed.
Born on January 1, 1970, in Naway Kallay, Swabi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa first joined Pakistan Air Force (PAF) as an Airman but later joined Pakistan Army as a commissioned officer in 1992.
Captain Karnal Sher Khan emerged as the symbol of mettle and courage during the Kargil conflict on the Line of Control.
He was martyred on 5th July 1999 in an attack by the Indian Army on his post. He is one of ten recipients of Pakistan’s highest military honor, Nishan-e-Haider.
Moreover, Major General Asif Ghafoor had also released the slogans of the Defence Day, “Ayein Chalain Shaheed Kay Ghar” and “Kashmir Banega Pakistan.”
“The main ceremony regarding Defence Day will be held at the General Headquarters (GHQ) on September 6 in the daytime instead of evening,” the DG ISPR had informed.
On the other hand, All the government offices are to be closed by 3 pm to commemorate Defence Day, and Kashmir Solidarity Day, the interior ministry announced it earlier on Wednesday through the notification. Pakistan is celebrating its 53rd defence day in the memory of protecting Pakistan during the 1965 war with India.