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Sunday, April 21, 2024

Youm-e-Takreem Shuhada: Nation pays rich tribute to martyrs

The main event is being held at the General Headquarters, Rawalpindi with Chief of Army Staff General Asim Munir in attendance.

The nation is observing ‘Youm-e-Takreem Shuhada-e-Pakistan,’ a day dedicated to paying rich tribute to the martyrs who selflessly laid down their lives while protecting the motherland and its people.

The main event is being held at the General Headquarters, Rawalpindi with Chief of Army Staff General Asim Munir in attendance.

The ceremony at the GHQ is also being attended by former army chief Gen (retd) Qamar Javed Bajwa, former chairman joint chiefs of staff committee Gen (retd) Nadeem Raza, Pakistan cricket team captain Babar Azam, Mufti Muneeb ur Rehman, law enforcement personnel, students, teachers and other members of the society.

Throughout the day, various commemorative events and ceremonies will take place across the country. These gatherings will be attended by government officials, military personnel, community leaders, and citizens alike, all united in their respect for the fallen heroes hailing from the Pakistan Army, Rangers, Frontier Corps, Frontier Constabulary, Police, and other law enforcement agencies. Special prayers will be offered, expressing heartfelt gratitude for the martyrs’ sacrifice and seeking blessings for their souls.

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In his message, PM Shehbaz Sharif said that martyrs’ reverence day was being observed to pay glowing tribute to the heroes and express unflinching solidarity with their families.

In a detailed tweet, the prime minister regretted and condemned the May 9 violence and desecration of martyrs’ monuments, saying that the incidents gave the enemy a reason to celebrate.

Meanwhile, President Arif Alvi said that the entire nation was proud of its valiant martyrs who displayed the spirit of patriotism and fearlessness in testing times throughout history.

“The nation owes to the heroism and sacrifices offered by the jawans (soldiers) and officers of our Armed Forces, including Pakistan Army, Rangers, Air Force, Navy, Police, and other security institutions that made Pakistan’s defence impregnable,” a press release issued by President Secretariat Press Wing stated.

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