FAISALABAD: Customs Collectorate celebrated 53rd of Defence Day of Pakistan with due solemnity and reverence.
Collector Asif Mahmood Jah and customs officers including Additional Collector Muhammad Saeed Asad, Assistant Collector Shah Samad Hamdani, Superintendent Fazal Mahmood, Superintendent Rana Mukhtar Ahmed and Syed Ghazanfar Ali Shah and others were present on the occasion.
Addressing the participants, Collector Asif Mahmood Jah paid tributes to the shuhada who rendered immense sacrifices while the nation stood united behind its soldiers and airmen in the defence of our motherland.
The day is reminiscent of a glorious chapter in our history when the unmatched courage of our armed forces and infallible spirit of the nation foiled the nefarious designs of a much bigger and deceitful enemy during 1965 India and Pakistan war.
Collector Asif Mahmood Jah said that Pakistan is making steady and determined progress on all fronts. However, this does not come without its share of challenges.
The day dawned with special prayers in all mosques for solidarity and integrity of the country. Quran Khwani was also held for eternal peace of Shuhada of the country. Asif Jah added that the topic of “Hame Pyar Hay Pakistan Say” represented the spirit and ambition of the entire nation.
Following the Quaid principles of “Unity, Faith and Discipline” all problems can be faced. Let’s play our role with diligence and devotion for progress of the country he added.