ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi on Friday in his message on National Defence and Martyrs Day said that the day reminds us of nations courage and sacrifices rendered by our martyrs to protect the motherland.

He said, “Country’s brave armed forces with the help of nation defeated the enemy 54 years ago.”

“Besides being equipped with modern weapons our forces are imbued with the spirit of patriotism and sacrifice,” he added.

“Our forces are capable of countering any internal or external threats,” he further added.

“We promise our Kashmiri brothers that Pakistani nation will go to any extent for the freedom of Kashmir,” he concluded.