ISLAMABAD: Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar on Wednesday said the entire nation stood united alongside the country’s armed forces to thwart “evil designs” against Pakistan’s prosperity and integrity.
“We come here to pay tribute to valiant sons of the soil who embraced ‘Shahadat’ while ensuring the security of the nation”.
He was speaking at a ceremony held at Pakistan monument in connection with the Defence and Martyrs Day.
He said “our martyrs who embraced martyrdom for the sake of their people and the country can never be forgotten and will always remain in our hearts”.
The prime minister said Al-Quran had also specifically mentioned martyrs with great reverence.
The people, he said who in their respective times sacrificed their lives to safeguard their nation, country, people and laws had in fact offered their lives in the way of Allah Almighty.
Referring to the moments of martyrdom of the valiant soldiers, the prime minister said “this is the moment that appears to be death but actually it is the moment of meeting with the immortal”.
He said the way the martyrs receive peace and blessings after death, they would have been longing for sacrificing their lives again and again.