President Alvi says entire nation proud of martyrs
Islamabad: President Dr. Arif Alvi said in his message on Youm-i-Takreem Shuhada-i-Pakistan, today is observed to honor the “unprecedented courage and sacrifices of our ancestors and personnel of our security forces who have rendered great sacrifices for the motherland.”
Without their invaluable services, our nation’s integrity and security would not have been possible, according to President Alvi. “The entire country is proud of our brave martyrs who showed courage and patriotism during difficult periods in our history. Our security forces not only protected the nation’s borders but also extinguished the threat of terrorism. Because of the valor and sacrifices made by its soldiers, Pakistan successfully fought the scourge of terrorism on its own.
“We should not forget that even during natural calamities and pandemics, our security forces stood shoulder to shoulder with their people and provided timely relief and assistance to their fellow countrymen,” he said.
President Alvi further said that he regularly contacted the families of martyrs. “During my interactions with them, I feel proud over their spirit of patriotism towards the motherland. The entire nation acknowledges their contributions towards the defence of the nation and salutes them for laying down their lives for the motherland,” he said.
He went on to say that Pakistan was facing “various challenges” and unity was needed to overcome them.
“Let us pledge on this day that we will never forget our valiant martyrs and reiterate our commitment to always honour them and express our undying love for these brave sons and daughters of the nation,” he said.