KARACHI: Nation is observing Defence and Martyr Day in solidarity with the people of Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) today (Friday).

The nation is observing this years Defence and Martyr Day with the slogan of Kashmir Banega Pakistan.

The main ceremony of national Defence and Martyr Day is underway at the General Head Quarters (GHQ) Rawalpindi.

However, the countrys premier Imran Khan will address a gathering in Muzaffarabad Azad Jammu & Kashmir.

The day was started with a 31 gun salute at the federal capital and 21 gun salute at the provincial capital while the nation will hold special prayers to express solidarity of the IOK.

On the other hand the Federal Government, has ordered all the offices to remain close after three pm as a protest against Indian attrocities in the occupied valley.