ISLAMABAD, Sept 6 (APP): The Senate Tuesday unanimously adopted a resolution to pay salute to the martyred of September 1965 War, who gave sacrifices of their own lives for the country’s defence.
The resolution was moved by Leader of the House Raja Zafarul Haq, expressing acknowledgment of the commitment and determination of Pakistan Army for
the safety and solidarity of Pakistan.
The House through resolution said that the Indian army crossed the international borders of Pakistan on September 6, 1965, but that time the entire nation was united and
the spirit was unprecedented.
“The biggest lesson learnt from the event was that a nation united can never be defeated,” the resolution said.
It added that the people of Indian Occupied Kashmir were struggling for their right of self-determination.
The resolution said the complete elimination of terrorism from the country would lead to retain economic self-sufficiency.
Later, participating in the debate to pay homage to the martyred of 1965 War, Senator Tahir Hussain Mashhadi said on that day, the Pakistan Army fought with great determination and courage, and repulsed every enemy’s attack with considerable losses to the Indians.
He said although the Pakistani force was smaller in number than India’s yet its soldiers were highly motivated and that was the reason that it defeated India, which the latter would never forget.
He said September 6, 1965 attack was the cowardly attack by India, but its feelings of pride were hurt after receiving strong setback from Pakistani forces.
Senator Mashhadi said the then Indian army chief, Gen J N Chaudhry, was so confident of defeating the Pakistani troops and capturing Lahore that he announced that he would have a large peg of whisky at the Lahore Gymkhana Club in the evening of September 6.
The Indian troops, he said, were beaten with heavy losses. The Pakistan Army units on the ground, supported by the Pakistan Air Force, were able to roll back the Indian offensive, he added.
He said on that day not only the brave Pakistani soldiers but also the whole nation was united to defend the motherland and defeated the Indian army at all the war fronts.
Senator Lt Gen ® Salahuddin Tarmazi said September 6, 1965 was one of the most important days in the history of Pakistan as on that day every citizen was firmly united and behind the Pakistan Army to defeat the Indian troops.
The national priorities were clear on that occasion with complete unity in ranks and file of the nation with unstinting support for the armed forces.
With that support, the armed forces of Pakistan repulsed India’s naked aggression and made her to pay a price for it, he added.