Nation observed Air Force Day with full zeal

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ISLAMABAD: The Air Force Day was observed on September 7 with traditional zeal and dignity across the country to commemorate the heroics of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) in the war of 1965 against India.

Pakistan Air Force celebrated September 7 as the PAF Day, in commemoration of the PAF’s role in defending the country and remembering its martyrs of the 1965 war.

Air shows and other programmes marked PAF’s role in defending the nation in the war.

The entire nation paid tributes to the brave officers of PAF who laid down their lives in defence of the territorial sovereignty of the country.

Special prayers were also held for the eternal peace of the martyrs, while tribute messages were also read out to the brave troops of the Air Force.

The national flag was hoisted and all ranks in the PAF troops performed the salutation ritual.

Wreath laying ceremonies were held at the graves of those air force officers who were awarded Pakistan’s top military honour, the Nishan-E-Haider, and also at the graves of others who embraced martyrdom.

It is worth mentioning here that the Air Force Day which is celebrated in Pakistan as a national day on September 7, follows the annual celebration of the Defence Day.