PM Khan to be chief guest at army’s Defence and Martyrs Day ceremony


ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry said on Wednesday that Prime Minister Imran Khan will be the chief guest of Defence and Martyrs Day ceremony at General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi on September 6.

Earlier on August 28, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Asif Ghafoor had said that the nation’s martyrs shall be commemorated “in a befitting manner” on Defence and Martyrs Day 2018.

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

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

Major General Ghafoor had 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.


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