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The 25th of May has been designated as ‘Pakistan Martyrs’ Day.’
RAWALPINDI: General Asim Munir, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), declared May 25 “Pakistan Martyrs’ Day.”
“Pakistan Martyrs Day” will be honoured on May 25.
Regardless of regional, linguistic, or political prejudices or distinctions, he said every soldier and officer in the armed services put their duties and obligations first while speaking at an award presentation for martyrs and officials at the General Headquarters (GHQ) Rawalpindi.
“A strong army ensures a country’s security and unity,” he said.
In a statement, the tactical’s media undertakings wing stated that 51 officials had received the Sitara-e-Imtiaz (military), 22 had received the Tamgha-I-Basalat, and two had received special Joined Countries medals.
They were honoured for their “gallantry during operations” and “meritorious services rendered to the nation.”
Numerous senior army officers and martyrs’ families attended the event.
Gen. Munir states, “We live in a free atmosphere due to the martyrs’ sense of duty and their great sacrifices.” He called the officials’ efforts and the sacrifices of the martyrs a “valuable asset” and a “source of pride” for the country.
The COAS of the Pakistani Army stated, “The Pakistan Army, as an institution, always remembers every person associated with the army and their relatives, and our bond as relatives are exemplary and proud.”
The military dubbed it a “dull section” when the Allies targeted armed forces establishments on May 9, 2023.
The Pakistan Army Act and the Official Secrets Act will be used to bring charges against those who have previously demolished military facilities, including the GHQ entrance and the Lahore Corps Commanders House.
The information minister calls the May 25 public holiday “fake news.”
On Tuesday, Marriyum Aurangzeb, Pakistan’s Information Minister, declared that reports that Pakistan Martyrs Day, May 25, would be a public holiday were erroneous.
In a recent announcement, the ministry resorted to Twitter to declare the holiday. “Spreading #FakeNews is untrustworthy and illegal, yet it harms the country,” it said.
“Everybody must dismiss flippant ways of behaving. Abhor #FakeNews.
According to the Ministry of Information, the Martyrs Day holiday notification was a hoax.
Previously, the national government declared May 25 to be a public holiday.
On the other hand, all schools will be closed on May 25, according to the Pakistan Private Schools Federation (APPSF).
The APPSF’s president, Kashif Mirza, has confirmed that the board exams will occur as planned. However, sessions will resume regularly on May 26.
Mirza claims that the Countery’s summer break will start on June 15 and last on August 14, with schools restarting on August 15.
The president also declared that Sindh’s summer vacation will start on June 1 and last on July 31st, 2023.