Martyrs’ sacrifices ‘a glorious chapter’ in history: corps commander


LAHORE: Commander Lahore Corps Lieutenant General Naweed Zaman has said that supreme sacrifices rendered by martyrs of Pakistan Army and other law-enforcement agencies is a glorious chapter in our history and that bravery and courage displayed by officers and men in the call of duty bear testimony to our commitment and resolve for ensuring defence and stability of the country. According to a press release issued by the ISPR, Lt Gen Zaman was addressing an impressive ceremony held at Yadgar-e-Shuhada in Lahore Garrison to pay homage to the martyrs of the army. A large number of civil and military officials, representatives from cross section of society and families of martyrs attended the ceremony.Lt Gen Naweed Zaman said that we, as a nation, owed a lot to our martyrs for sacrificing their lives for the future generations of Pakistan. He said that Youm-e-Shuhada reminds us of our pledge and obligation towards our motherland. The corps commander said that Pakistan Army has always remained at the forefront of serving the country with dignity and pride. He said that wars were only won through national solidarity and that it was the support, unity and joint resolve of the nation as a whole that we have persevered against nefarious designs of our enemy. He said that the families of martyrs were the most valued assets of the country and that the nation shall continue to stand behind them. Lt Gen Zaman urged officers and soldiers to follow the footsteps of their valiant predecessors and spare no effort, whatsoever, to ensure impregnable defence of the motherland. Earlier, Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar and Lt Gen Zaman laid a floral wreath at Yadgar-e-Shuhada to pay homage to the martyrs of Pakistan Army and offered fateha. A smartly turned-out contingent of guards presented salute to honour the martyrs. Later, families of martyrs placed flowers at the monument and offered fateha. Over 4,000 people, who attended the function, gave a standing ovation to the families of martyrs. Promising singers Sara Raza and Sanwal sang national songs to earn a big round of applause from the emotionally charged audience.

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