Defence Day marked with national fervency

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The nation observed the Pakistan Defence Day with enthusiasm and zeal with renewed pledge to defend the Motherland’s geographical and ideological frontiers at all costs. The day dawned with the special prayers in all the mosques for national solidarity, integrity, prosperity and peace. The main “Hilal-e-Istaqlal” hoisting ceremony was held at historical Sialkot Fort under the auspices of Sialkot Municipal Corporation.A large number of the people including women and children visited Shuhada Park in Chawinda to refresh their 1965 War memories as is known as the world’s biggest graveyard of 600 Indian tanks. As many as 453 people of Sialkot sacrificed their lives while defending the Motherland in Sialkot during the Sep 06 Indo-Pak War.