PAF CELEBRATED THE DAY OF THE AIR FORCE WITH TRIBUTES TO THE MARTYRS
Air Staff General, Pakistan Air Force (PAF), Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan on Monday said Pakistan’s courageous Armed Forces are well versed in defending national borders and civilians and are completely capable of defeating the enemy, a press release said.
“On the exceptional and notable day of September 7, I honor all Pakistan Air Force saints who stood like a divider against foe hostility,” said the Air Chief in his discourse as Chief Guest during a service at Air Headquarters on Martyrs’ Day.
“Today we thank our saints and veterans for their determination, boldness, and conciliatory soul and avow our guarantee that we will never permit any damage to our sacrosanct country, “he added.
He said: Emphasizing the present situation in illegally held Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) in India: “We also share our sympathy with the Kashmiri brothers and sisters, who have been struggling for seven decades against injustice and tyranny.
The Air Chief laid a botanical wreath at the Martyrs’ Memorial to honor the saints and gave “Fateha.” The function was gone by ranking staff troopers, warriors, pilots, and PAF regular people.
The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) watches 7 September at all PAF air bases the nation over as the Martyrs’ Day.
The day began with special prayers and recitation of the Holy Quran for the martyrs of the wars of 1965 and 1971 and those who have laid down their lives in action since Pakistan’s independence.
At the grave of pilot officer Rashid Minhas Shaheed, (Nishan-i-Haider) at Karachi, a wreath-laying ceremony was also held earlier in the day.
On behalf of Air Staff Chief Pakistan Air Force, Air Vice-Marshal Ghulam Abbas Ghumman, Air Officer Commanding, Southern Air Command, offered Fateha and laid a wreath at Minhas’ grave.
Comparative wreath-laying functions were additionally held at PAF Martyrs’ graves all through the nation.