Nation needs valor and courage of 1965 to confront challenges: NA Acting Speaker

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Acting Speaker, National Assembly Murtaza Javed Abbasi has said that the commemoration of September 6 revives our spirits and strengthens our determination to defend the country against all kinds of threats and to be always prepared for any sacrifice for its integrity and honor.

In his message to nation on Defence Day, being celebrated tomorrow(Sunday), the Acting Speaker said that the Defence of Pakistan Day reminds the resolute courage of the people and the armed forces of Pakistan in thwarting the nefarious designs of the enemy, much superior in size and equipment. The demonstration of unswerving spirit and unflinching resolve to defend the motherland were the hallmark of all battles on land, sea and air, he added.

The Acting Speaker said that let us recall with pride and admiration the brave deeds of our Shaheeds and Ghazis who wrote an inspiring saga of courage and bravery in the skies of this region. We pay our special respect to those who are no longer with us to share their tales of glory.

The Acting Speaker said that Pakistan is facing gigantic and myriad challenge of terrorism and is passing through a critical period of history. He said that the armed forces of Pakistan have successfully launched Operation Zarb e Azb and are fighting against the menace of terrorism with bravery and valor. The Acting Speaker said that with the proverbial resilience of our people, we are destined to overcome this challenge and will soon emerge as a stronger country.  

 The Acting Speaker said that we must renew the pledge on this day to uphold the integrity, dignity, honour and sovereignty of the country at all cost. He prayed to Almighty Allah to grant the strength and vision to fulfill our obligations to the nation to the best of our abilities and in line with the expectations of the people of Pakistan.