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Pakistan: Defence and Martyrs Day honoured at tomb of country's founder01:54

Pakistan: Defence and Martyrs Day honoured at tomb of country's founder

Pakistan, Karachi
September 6, 2019 at 09:30 GMT +00:00 · Published

Pakistani forces held a change of guard ceremony at the mausoleum of the country's founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah in Karachi on Friday, marking the Defence and Martyrs Day.

Pakistani Air Force guards were filmed assuming command from cadets at Mazar-e-Quaid. Air Vice Marshal Hamid Rashid Randhwa laid a wreath at the founder's tomb and paid respects.

The Defence & Martyrs Day marks the anniversary of Pakistan's second war with India which took place between August and September 1965. This year, Defence and Martyrs Day is also being observed as Kashmir Solidarity Day.

The ceremony came amid heightened tensions with India after Delhi stripped Kashmir of its autonomous status, imposed a curfew and shut down all communications. The move sparked outrage in Pakistan, which responded by cutting off diplomatic and economic ties with India.

Pakistan: Defence and Martyrs Day honoured at tomb of country's founder01:54
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Pakistani forces held a change of guard ceremony at the mausoleum of the country's founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah in Karachi on Friday, marking the Defence and Martyrs Day.

Pakistani Air Force guards were filmed assuming command from cadets at Mazar-e-Quaid. Air Vice Marshal Hamid Rashid Randhwa laid a wreath at the founder's tomb and paid respects.

The Defence & Martyrs Day marks the anniversary of Pakistan's second war with India which took place between August and September 1965. This year, Defence and Martyrs Day is also being observed as Kashmir Solidarity Day.

The ceremony came amid heightened tensions with India after Delhi stripped Kashmir of its autonomous status, imposed a curfew and shut down all communications. The move sparked outrage in Pakistan, which responded by cutting off diplomatic and economic ties with India.

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