Credits: Farah Siddique

What is defense day? It is a day of utmost heroic proud ness for Pakistan and every Pakistani out there."6th September" what comes to our somewhat numb minds in a blink of an eye, when we hear this date; it reminds all the people of Pakistan of the immense sacrifice's given to protect our beloved country Pakistan. This date takes us back on a long journey of memories full of the sacrifices made by our honorable heroes of the army. It marks the day of the sacrifices of our soldiers.

After the 1947 Indo-Pakistan separation things were normalizingalthough there were some unsolved issues like the water dispute and the Kashmir issue paving the way but things were somehow rationalizing to some extent.

Then in 1956 out of the blue, the Indian army attacked Pakistan without any declaration, any sign or warning, this was done to startle the army and catch them off guard. The Indian forces did what they could do. fantasizing of capturing Pakistan. but only ALLAH knows best. The Pakistani soldiers did not even for a second tremble with fear but with highest hopes in ALLAH and love for their country the fought against those savage monsters. The Pakistani army fought with great valor. They're weapons were the most powerful of all bravery, courage, compassion and the love of their country and the countless prayers they were getting from all over the country. Their souls were ready for the honor of being martyr.

 This fight prevailed over a 17 days period and the result was what no Indian had expected. Pakistan won this war with a great advantage banishing the Indians out of their country Pakistan. They fought so bravely that the whole world now appreciates them for their courage and their patriotism.

There were many who sacrificed themselves for the safeguard of our country. Like:

⦁ Sq.ldr Muhammad Mahmood Alam

⦁ Sq.Ldr Abuddin Ahmed

⦁ Sq.Ldr Muhammad Iqbal

⦁ Sq.Ldr Munir Ahmed

⦁ flight lietanant Saifullah Khan Lodhi

⦁ Aircraft Anwar Hussain

Not only these soldiers but many more gave their lives to protect our beloved country by the help of ALLAH.

Defense day should be celebrated exceedingly. to tell our enemies that we are always ready before hand. On this day we should all pray for our martyred brothers and sisters. This day marks a glorious victory which has been placed down as a mighty achievement in history. Defense day is a day of honurand i believe that people should celebrate it. there should be a national holiday. everyone should pray for all those who scarified themselves for our well-being instead to one wheeling on bikes on the roads, screaming, putting up loud music's and creating disturbances. Our country has given us so much it is time now we do something in return.