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In photos: Pakistan marks Defence and Martyrs Day

By Shahbaz Butt

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Senior army and security officials inspect stalls at the Karnal Sher Khan Army Stadium in Peshawar September 6. [Shahbaz Butt]

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Children look at different guns at Karnal Sher Khan Army Stadium in Peshawar September 6. [Shahbaz Butt]

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Students look at a ship model at a security exhibition in Peshawar September 6. [Shahbaz Butt]

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Visitors look at different kinds of missiles during a Defence and Martyrs Day exhibition in Peshawar on September 6. [Shahbaz Butt]

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Visitors look at a tank in Peshawar during Defence and Martyrs Day September 6. [Shahbaz Butt]

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Army personnel demonstrate martial arts skills during an exhibition in Peshawar on September 6. [Shahbaz Butt]

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Army personnel simulate a battle during an exhibition for Defence and Martyrs Day September 6. [Shahbaz Butt]

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Security personnel in Peshawar September 6 simulate the arrest of a terrorist. [Shahbaz Butt]

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Army personnel exhibit martial arts skills in Peshawar September 6. [Shahbaz Butt]

PESHAWAR -- Pakistan on Friday (September 6) observed Defence and Martyrs Day to send a message of peace and security.

Pakistani leaders and senior security officials visited the homes of those killed during the defence of the country.

"The entire nation salutes the martyrs and their families," President Arif Alvi said on Friday, Radio Pakistan reported.

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Troops fire artillery to observe Defence and Martyrs Day in Peshawar September 6. [Shahbaz Butt]

He made his remarks while visiting the home of a martyred captain alongside First Lady Samina Alvi.

Pakistan's martyrs foiled the nefarious designs of the enemy by sacrificing their lives, and the entire nation is united and stands with the Pakistan Army, he said.

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