Islamabad: National songs embraced with lyrics carrying spiritual spirit of Islam, portraying the special status of martyrs, giving their lives fighting against the enemies of Islam, had always strike hard on our minds and hearts on the occasion of Defence Day observed every year. The day Pakistan defended its sovereign boundaries against the Indian aggression.
The entire Nation celebrates Defence day each year on September 6 to re-mark the zeal and bravery shown by our valiant soldiers at the fronts during Pak-Indo war in 1965. It’s been long 47 years we keep on celebrating the day though it now seems to be losing its importance.
Jumping into the disputed War of America and joining hands with the colonial power has resulted in the destruction of our high-spirited morals, Defence Day celebrations like flag hoisting, military exhibitions, award ceremonies, constructive entertainment and military programs and enthusiastic speeches are nowhere to be found and all that have turned into questioning how defended is Pakistan?
The fact is that from the last few years, America carries on violating the sovereignty of Pakistan in the face of Drones, Abbotabad raid, air strikes at Angoor adda and Salala but still Pakistan Army, the defenders, have hesitated to respond, which is considered as sheer negligence and absolute failure on the part of military and civil leadership.
Taking India as the only enemy and US as an ally is sheer ignorance, the Raymond Davis network stretched at every nook and corner of the country imposes much superior threat to our integrity than India. The indirect war inflicted upon us by US has blown our minds and our Defence seems to have gone astray totally.
Everyday incidents of violence and terrorism in the country have created an endless panic like situation in Pakistan where no Pakhtun, no Punjabi, No Mohajir, Sindhi, Baloch, Shia or Sunni enjoys exemption. Even the security forces now seem to be safeguarding themselves instead of protecting the Nation.
The Defence of any country is believed when each and every individual living as a citizen under the state is protected by the authorities from foreign and internal oppression. For this reason, there is no value to celebrate worthless Defence day every year when likes of Afia Siddiqui, martyrs of Salala, non Muslims living under Pakistan, religious and ethnic minorities are provided with sole justice.
The people living under the oppressive regime won’t sing “Ay Rah-E-Haq K Shaheedo, Wafa Ki Tsvero…” until and unless their family members, relatives and loved ones gets justice from the State authorities who abducts and torture them brutally for no reason.
The expected North Waziristan operation by Pak Army on the demand and commands of America will further weaken the Defence of Pakistan and Pakistan Army.
If we still want to celebrate Defence Day in near future, we must bring an end the coalition with US and solve our matters independently without any inference or external pressures. Someone has to step up for Islam, for the country and for its people.