Army to memorialize martyrs in ‘befitting manner’ on defence, martyrs day


RAWALPINDI: Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor said on Tuesday that the nation’s martyrs shall be commemorated “in a befitting manner” on Defence and Martyrs Day 2018.

Speaking at an ISPR planning conference today, he said: “Pakistan has made tremendous sacrifices in the last 70 years.”

Major General Ghafoor said the Ministry of Information and the military’s media wing are coordinating to pay tribute to the martyrs and their sacrifices on the occasion of Defence and Martyrs Day.

“These sacrifices were not exclusive to any particular class or sector but were made by civilians, street vendors, lawyers, doctors, school teachers, journalists and the armed forces”, he added.

He urged media representatives and neighbours to reach out to the families of those that were martyred, “we should visit the families of martyrs and commend their sons, brothers and husbands for sacrificing their lives for this country.”

The DG ISPR called upon civil servants, representatives of Ministry of Information, armed forces, and media members in the audience to memorialize the martyrs, stressing, “every martyr of our country should be visible on September 6.”

The conference was informed that the main ceremony of the day will be held at General Headquarters and broadcast live.