6th September - A
day of national pride.
-Contributed by Khanwada-e-Shaheed
The 6thof September is a golden chapter in the history of Pakistan.
It is the day when Pakistan, its military, along with its courageous people raisedunited
in 1965 Indo-Pak War in defense of Pakistan. Pakistan Army not only forced
Indian troops to retreat from Lahore sector, but also crossed the Line of Control;
occupying various parts of Indian-held Kashmir, which was the originalreason of
This is the day when we pay tribute
to the brave martyred soldiers who sacrificed their lives in defending their
homeland from the enemy,especially to those 10 martyrs who distinguished
themselves for their extraordinary heroism and were awarded the anticipated
Years later, once again, we
are engaged in a war and our soldiers are sacrificing their lives to protect
our homeland from terrorists.We are passing through challenging times. Any act
of terrorism is accredited to Muslims. We must learn to stand confidently on
our own feet. As Allama Iqbal stated: Momin hai tou bay-taigh bhi larta hai Sipahi.
We saw glimpses of this optimism in Quaid-e Azam who filled the whole nation
with hope and never gave up till he gained this land.
Today our nation
stands at the intersection of its destiny, facing numerous challenges to the
security of the country. So, it is not armyâ€™s war only; it is nationâ€™s war that
demands support of every citizen and politician. On this occasion, recalling
the 1965 spirit of unity, the Defense Day serves as aninspiringstrength for the
civil and military personnel including the civilians to face and handlethe new
dangers of this different war.
Let us once again
establish the same unity shown by our people 1965 to demonstrate that when it
comes to protecting our independence, regardless of the cost, we can still
stand determinedly. We should all reject our domestic variances and at least
stand together on basic national concerns, for it is feared that the existing
conflicts will have dreadful consequencesif we permit them to remain.
Letspledge to revitalize the essenceof September 6, 1965 when the entire nation
was one entity.
We pay heartiest tribute to the heroes of this nation and the beloved land, from the deepest ebbs of our hearts, who have sacrificed
their lives in the line of their duty unto Allaah SWT and this nation while
protecting the geographical and ideological frontiers of this nation. It is a
day that reminds us of the countless sacrifices offered by Pakistanis from all
sections of the society ever since the independence gained in 1947, in
different walks of life.
Especially 6th September is the
day for all of us to remember for it marks the resilience and character shown
by the brave sons of this land in the face of the naked aggression of the enemy
on our eastern border.
Sila-e-Shaheed Kia Hai?
Please recite a fateha for
Shohada-e-Watan and Shohada-e-Millat-e-Jaffaria Pakistan.
The Seventeen Day of Steadfastness:
-Contributed by Khanwada-e-Shaheed
defence day also known as Youm-e-difa is celebrated in Pakistan as a national
day. On 6thSeptember
in memory of those who got martyred in Indo-Pak was of 1965 and how we managed
to defend our borders. This day is a claim of national defense and security.
This day proves our superiority over others. This day symbolizes power,
reverence, courage, honor, prestige and loyalty. Loyalty to our homeland, our
6th September 1965 is the day when India
attacked our dear home land in the darkness of night like a cunning thief. The
Indians were so sure of their success that they settled among themselves to
celebrate the victory a few hours later in Lahore Gymkhana Club, They were
armed with all kinds of weapons. India attacked our country while their black
Russian and American tanks were ahead of them and their vulture like fighter
planes hovering above in the air. But what a courage, boldness and bravery was
demonstrated by the Pakistani nation. As soon as the news of the attack was
heard, a wave of oneness, boldness, sacrifice and patriotism ran through the
whole nation. In this war, which continued for seventeen days, the
enemy, who had come to occupy whole of the West Pakistan cut a sorry figure and
was unable to get any thing except a horrible defeat and humiliation. Indians
had not only to retreat but lost a mentionable area including a big city of
Khamekaran. A large number of Indian soldiers lost their lives and were
captured by our army. In these circumstances India had to beg for the cease-fire
through its friendly country Russia and thus the war came to an end and
latterly Tashkent agreement was signed. We got a dazzling victory over a cunning enemy. We got
the sympathy and appreciation of all the countries and the nations and above
all we got an emotion of unity, oneness, love and pride in our being Muslims
and Pakistanis. Our poets, writers and singers paid homage to our great martyrs
and brave warriors in such a splendid way as will always be remembered.
6 September calls upon us to always
remember those seventeen days of the pride of our nation and try our utmost to
maintain our grace and dignity in the same way. May Allah help us in this
Merey Mehboob WATAN, tujh pe agar Jaan ho
Mein yeh samjhunga thikaaney laga