The 46th Defence Day will be celebrated across the country with a renewed pledge, commitment and resolve to defend the ideological and geographical boundaries of the country from any aggression in line with the spirit and unity exhibited by the whole nation by standing shoulder to shoulder with defenders of the motherland in September 1965.
Wreaths will be laid at the memorials of all the Nishan-e-Haider recipients while a guard mounting ceremony will take place at the Mazaar-i-Quaid in which a contingent of cadets will take over guard duties at the mausoleum of the Quaid.
The day long celebrations will start with Quran Khawani, following special prayers for the sovereignty, solidarity and integrity of Pakistan. The national flag will be hoisted at all Formation Headquarters, Units and Army installations. Tributes will be paid to the valiant soldiers, who had laid down their lives. A change of the guard ceremony will be held at the Mazar-i-Iqbal to pay homage to the national poet.