ISLAMABAD – Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force (PAF), Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan said on Monday that Pakistan’s brave Armed Forces were well versed in defending national borders and people and were fully proficient of defeating the enemy, as per a press release.
“On the unforgettable and remarkable day of September 7, I pay tribute to all heroes of Pakistan Air Force who stood like a rock against enemy assault,” the Air chief told in his address as Chief Guest during a Martyrs’ Day ceremony held at Air Headquarters.
“Today we salute our martyrs and veterans for their determination, guts, and spirit of sacrifice and renew our pledge that we will never allow any harm to our blessed homeland,” he said.
Highlighting the present situation in Illegally Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK), he apprised: “We also express our solidarity with the Kashmiri brothers and sisters who have been combating against oppression and cruelty for seven decades.
To pay respect to the martyrs, the Air Chief placed a floral wreath at the Martyrs’ Monument and offered “Fateha”. Principal Staff Officers, officers, Airmen, and PAF civilians attended the ceremony.
PAF observed 7 Sep. as Martyrs’ Day at all PAF airbases across the country.
The day of Sep. 7 started with special prayers and recitation of the Holy Quran for martyrs of the 1965 and 1971 wars and those who laid down their lives in action since the independence of Pakistan.
A wreath-laying ceremony was also held at the grave of Pilot Officer Rashid Minhas Shaheed, (Nishan-i-Haider) at Karachi.
Ghulam Abbas Ghumman, Air Vice Marshal, Air Officer Commanding, Southern Air Command, offered Fateha and placed a wreath at Minhas’ grave on behalf of Chief of the Air Staff, PAF.
In all over the country, wreath-laying ceremonies were also held at the graves of PAF Martyrs’