Pakistani people take pictures in front of a F-16 fighter plane during celebrations to mark the country’s Defence Day at the Nur Khan airbase in Rawalpindi on September 6, 2018. Image Credit: AFP

ISLAMABAD: Social media users on September 6 lauded Pakistan Army Martyrs for their unforgettable sacrifices by sharing heartfelt posts and quotes on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to remember the sacrifices of Pakistan Army in the 1965 War.

A report aired by a private news channel said, Social Media has become an increasingly vital tool for the Armed Forces on Defence Day, not only in order to reach out to a wider and younger audience globally for recruitment and information purposes, but to pay tribute to Pakistan’s Jawans.

There were tweets on solidarity, grief and deep sadness, as well as pride at the soldiers’ heroism.

A user tweeted: “we are proud for our brave soldiers and today, overall was a heart-wrenching day for Pakistanis”.

“A day to remember the sacrifices of Pak Jawans,” Asad Umer a student tweeted.

“My heart goes out to all the families that lost their sons, brothers, fathers, husbands on September 6,” said another twitter user Hina Aslam.

“The nation salutes to Martyrs who gave their today for our tomorrow,” Nadia Ali a B.Com student shared a post on twitter.

“Let’s remember our heroes, It’s a day to show enormous love for those who sacrificed them for our comfort and safety, a day to promise ourself that we will be ready to do anything for this land that’s colored with blood of our million martyrs,” Aryan Mushtaq wrote in a Facebook post.

“Defence Day 6 September, a day to tribute brave soldier who gives their blood to this soil,” Sadia Noman wrote in a Instagram post.

“DefenceDay reminds us the countless sacrifices of our brave martyrs who smashed all the evil plans of enemy. We salute to every mujahid who fought for this sacred land,” Wahab Riaz said on a Twitter post.

Mohammad Saqib, on a Facebook post said: “Celebrate national defence day with the army. Once again special thanks to those who sacrifice their today for our tomorrow.”

A renowned actor posted on Instagram: “The brave nation of Pakistan salutes heroes who laid their lives for our beloved country and nation,”

A group of University students also shared a heartfelt post on twitter: “Some memorable pictures from 1965 War, we salute our brave soldiers who fought for the nation. “PakistanZindabad “ DefenceDay.

We are proud of our armed forces & their sacrifices in defending the country’s sovereignty with valour & unparalleled examples of chivalry! pays homage to the martyrs for their sacrifice & wishes the nation a very happy Defence day.”

A political official account posted: “Think not of those who are slain in God’s way as dead. Nay they live finding their sustenance in the presence of their Lord”.

No nation could be as proud of their Army then the people of Pakistan! May Allah bless our armed officials and give them more strength for the safety of Pakistan, a journalist wrote in a post.

“Shaheeds [martyrs] are not dead they are living in better state than us, their sacrifices are rewarded much better than we can think and they are chosen one, not everyone is awarded with status of shaheed, Omair Javed shared on a Facebook post.

Pakistan veteran batsman Mohammad Hafeez posted: ”A true nation always celebrate their National days with a promise 2 work harder & keep the integrity high #PakistanDefenceDay. Stay blessed.”

Shahid Afridi’s official page on Twitter tweeted: “Long Live Pakistan #PakistanDefenceDay.”

Sana Mir shared, Let’s be better Pakistanis for all the martyrs, their families and all soldiers who are fighting against terrorism for Pakistan.”