Lahore celebrates Defence Day


LAHORE: A special ceremony was held at Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Base on Wednesday to celebrate the Defence Day with zeal and fervour.

An aerial and static display was arranged at PAF Base, Lahore. Air Chief Marshal (Retd) Tanvir Mehmood Ahmed was the chief guest of the opening ceremony.

An impressive aerial display by PAF fighter jets enthralled the visitors. Ultra-light and aero-modeling aircraft display was also a source of enthusiasm for the spectators.

The event was attended by a large number of retired PAF officers, JCOs, NCOs and airmen of Pakistan Air Force and other dignitaries.

Addressing the ceremony, Tanvir Mehmood Ahmed said that our brave armed forces had given a clear message to the enemy about the independence of the country on September 6 in 1965.

He said that the nation was proud on the achievements of its armed forces which rendered great sacrifices for safeguarding the motherland in the 1965 war.

Meanwhile, an exhibition was organised at Fortress Stadium by the Lahore Garrison, where weapons were put on display and a colourful demonstration of military actions in war like conditions was held.

Lahore Corps Commander Lieutenant General Sadiq Ali was the chief guest. The participation of veterans of Indo-Pak Wars was the main highlight of the show.

Speaking on the occasion, Lieutenant General Sadiq Ali said that the bravery, courage and dedication demonstrated by the officers and men of Pak Army, bear testimony to our commitment and resolve for the defence and stability of the country.