The September 6 Spirit continues to rejuvenate and transform the men in uniform of the Armed Forces of Pakistan, as well as, the entire Pakistani nation. On this day, we pledge once again that we will leave no stone unturned in keeping up alive our lofty tradition of fortitude and courage, cause and commitment while defending our precious Homeland, says Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, Nishan-i - Imitiaz (Military) Hilal-i-Imtiaz, in his message on the eve of Defence Day of Pakistan.In his message, he says this Day demands from us that we passionately enhance our professional acumen, physical as well as mental preparedness to meet any kind of challenge posed to the country by following the footsteps of the heroes of 1965 War. The 6th September 1965, Defence Day of Pakistan, is a memorable chapter of our glorious past. The day not only reminds us the valour acts of our Shuhada but also reflects the courage, solidarity and everlasting sacrifices of our brave soldiers. Al-Hamd-o-Lillah, the Pakistan Armed Forces are committed to defending every inch of the motherland with a renewed pledge and professional activism. Today Pakistan is confronted with a number of security challenges. Internally, we are faced with menace of terrorism and extremism, which poses grave danger to our national security as well the existence of Pakistan. I am proud of the jawans and the officers of the Pakistan military, who, keeping up with the Spirit of September 6, are rendering all kinds of sacrifices for the security and sovereignty of our country. The Armed Forces of Pakistan, on the call of the nation, have demonstrated such an unprecedented display of unity and strength that it has demoralized the enemies of Pakistan, the message says. The COAS in his message to Armed Forces further says, in the recent worst ever floods of Pakistans history, your swift and timely response, your commitment and concern to rescuing the lives of hundreds of thousands of people, trapped and stranded, shifting them to safer places and providing them relief, food and shelter is exemplary. Once again you have proved that the Pakistan Army stands beside the nation in every moment of trial, he adds.