'Youm-e-Takreem Shuhda-e-Pakistan' observed in twin cities.

ISLAMABAD -- 'Youm-e-Takreem Shuhda-e-Pakistan' (Martyrs' Reverence Day) was observed here in the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad on Thursday to pay glowing tributes to martyrs and ghazis of the armed forces and law enforcement agencies, and for expressing solidarity with their families.

Special prayers were offered after Fajr prayer in mosques for the martyrs and also for the security, stability, sovereignty, progress and prosperity of the country.

Rallies were taken out in both cities to pay homage to the martyrs of Pakistan. The participants held banners and placards inscribed with different slogans in support of the army, highlighting their sacrifices for the protection of the motherland.

National Assembly Speaker Raja Pervez Ashraf visited the mausoleum of Shaheed Captain Raja Muhammad Sarwar, Nishan-e-Haider in connection with Youm-e-Takreem Shuhada-e-Pakistan' in Singhori Village Gujjar Khan Rawalpindi.

"The whole nation stands with Pakistan Army like an unbreakable mountain and would continue to guard the dignity and respect of our Martyrs till last breath" he observed.

Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah has said the martyrs were our benefactors, and nations that fail to remember those who sacrificed their lives for their people could not exist for long.

In his video message on Youm-e-Takreem Shuhada-e-Pakistan, he paid heartfelt tributes to the martyrs, quoting a Punjabi verse that translates to "when the blood of martyrs spills, it changes the destiny of nations."

Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Syed Asim Munir during his visit to police lines Islamabad said nation would neither forgive nor forget those who desecrated the memorials of martyrs and undermined their dignity and such behaviour would not be tolerated.

Inspector General National Highways and Motorway Police Sultan Ali Khawaja also paid tributes to martyrs...

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