Friday, 30 April, 2010.
RAWALPINDI, Pakistan–To pay homage to the supreme sacrifices rendered by its Shuhada [martyrs], Pakistan Army celebrated Yaum-e-Shuhada [Day of Martyrs] today. Ceremonies were held at Garrisons all over the Country. The impressive ceremony held at Yadgar-e-Shuhada [Martyrs Memorial], General Headquarters, was attended by families of the Shuhada, Parliamentarians, serving and retired officers of the Armed Forces and a large number of people from all walks of life. The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani along with relatives of Shuhada inaugurated the Shuhada Monument, laid the wreath and offered Fatiha. A smartly turned out contingent of Pakistan Army presented Guard of Honour.
Speaking on the occasion, COAS remembered the sacrifices of Shuhada for the defence of the Country. He also acknowledged the perseverance displayed by their families and the support rendered by the great Pakistani Nation. He pledged that Pakistan Army will continue to defend our beloved Motherland at all costs.
Text and photos were released by ISPR