Defence Day of Pakistan is being observed across the country on Saturday with zeal and fervour to pay homage to Shuhada, who rendered supreme sacrifice in defence of the motherland.

The day has begun with special prayers in mosques for the progress and prosperity of the nation.

Impressive change of guard ceremonies will be held at the mausoleums of the Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah in Karachi and Allama Iqbal in Lahore.

Special ceremonies is being held at all units and formation of the Pakistan Armed Forces.

Numerous functions will be held all across the country to mark the day.

Radio Pakistan is broadcasting special programmes to mark the occasion.

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