Pakistan is commemorating Youm-e-Takreem Shuhada-e-Pakistan (Martyrs Reverence Day) on Thursday to pay tribute to the brave soldiers who sacrificed their lives while defending the nation. The main ceremony is being held at the General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi, but the country is hosting numerous events, including memorials and Quran recitation. These gatherings are a way of honoring the extraordinary heroes and their unwavering dedication and valiance. The police, rangers, Pakistan Army, Frontier Constabulary, Frontier Corps, and other law enforcement agencies’ martyrs are being remembered on the occasion.
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Asim Munir, is the chief guest at the GHQ ceremony, accompanied by military officials and members of society. Other attendees include former army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Pakistan skipper Babar Azam, Mufti Muneebur Rehman, and Maulana Syed Muhammad Abdul Khabir Azad.
Messages from the President and Prime Minister on Martyrs Reverence Day
On the occasion of Yaum-e-Takreem-e-Shuhada-e-Pakistan, President Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, and the services chiefs paid tribute to the martyrs who made the ultimate sacrifice to secure the nation’s integrity, sovereignty, and honor. President Alvi said that the whole nation is proud of its brave martyrs who showed their patriotism and courage in times of testing, demonstrating the spirit of the motherland’s fearless warriors throughout history. He praised the armed forces for their role in eliminating terrorism and supporting their citizens during pandemics and natural hazards.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif urged the Pakistani people, especially children, to visit monuments and graves of the martyrs and offer flowers as a gesture of respect and kindness. He believes that Pakistan should demonstrate to the world that it honors and reveres its martyrs. He added that this day is to pay glowing tribute to the heroes and express unflinching solidarity with their families.
In a tweet, the PM condemned and regretted the May 9 violence and desecration of martyrs’ monuments, stating that these incidents provide justification for the enemy to celebrate. He added that Pakistan will always protect the honor of its martyrs and reiterate its promise to preserve the honor and respect of its Shuhada. Furthermore, the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, tri-services services chiefs, retired services officers, and representatives of civil society also paid tribute to Pakistan’s martyrs.
They believe that the Shaheed’s sacrifices are eternal and will inspire future generations of Pakistanis, and these sacrifices will never be forgotten, regardless of the enemies’ toxic propaganda.
According to ISPR, the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, services chiefs, retired services officers, and representatives of civil society also paid tribute to the martyrs of Pakistan, indicating that these sacrifices would not be forgotten despite the propaganda of the enemies of Pakistan.