'Youm-e-Takreem-e-Shuhada' observed in southern KP.

DERA ISMAIL KHAN -- Pakistan Martyrs' Reverence Day (Youm-e-Takreem-e-Shuhada) was observed in the Southern districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Thursday to pay tribute to the martyrs of Pakistan.

The main rally was taken out here from Deputy Commissioner's office and culminated at 'Yadgar Chowk' after passing through different roads.

The rally was attended by Additional Deputy Commissioner General Tariq Mahmood, Assistant Commissioner Dera Farhan Ahmad, Deputy District Health Officer Dr Farooq Gul Bettani, Regional Sports Officer Anwar Kamal Burki, Tehsildar Dera Sajid Saleem Malana, officials of various government departments including Revenue, WSSC, Rescue 1122, TMA, Food, Education, Industries, Traffic Police, Excise and Taxation and others besides a large number of people hailing from different schools of thought.

The participants of the rally were carrying banners and placards inscribed with slogans in favour of the Pak Army and pictures of the martyrs. They also chanted slogans in favour of the armed forces.

The speakers, addressing the rally, held the martyrs of Pakistan in high esteem, adding that they sacrificed their lives for the better future of the country and nation.

They said that Pakistan Army was the guarantor of national security, but some elements wanted to put national security at stake under the guise of politics which would not be allowed at any cast.

The speakers termed the May 9 incidents one of the darkest days in the country's history and said culprits should be brought to justice.

Another rally was organized by Gomal University here at Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan Auditorium of the varsity.

This rally was led by Gomal University Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Shakeeb Ullah and attended by Registrar Dr. Muhammad Shoaib Khan, Deans of all departments, Directors, Heads of departments, teachers, officers and employees of the varsity in large...

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