SIALOTK - The months of August and September have much importance in the history of Pakistan as the country came into being and then was saved from Indian aggression in 1965 war.

Pakistani forces had retaliated and gave befitting answer to Indian aggression. The armed forces wrote the unmatched examples of courage and bravery in the war. They defeated the enemy that was five times bigger in size than Pakistan.

In September 1965, the Indian war planes heavily bombed the civilian population in Sialkot during the 17 days-long war, which left dozens of the innocent people of Sialkot martyred. However, the spirit of loyalty, national defence and courage became higher with every passing day of bombing.

Along with the armed forces, the Pakistan people also battled against the foes and defended the Motherland by sacrificing their lives. India was five-time bigger in size and forces than Pakistan but the brave people of Pakistan taught an unforgettable lesson to the enemy. They fitted bombs withier bodies and lay down under the invading Indian tanks there with great courage and bravery and destroyed hundreds of Indian tanks near Chawinda-Sialkot by blowing themselves with the bombs. They saved the Motherland and made Chawinda a big graveyard of the Indian tanks and armours.

The day created marvellous spirit of loyalty and patriotism in the hearts of the Pakistanis who became the front liners with the armed forces. The spirit touched the heights of excellence and bravery, proving that the nation is united and ready at every moment to save it.

The people of Daska, Sambrial, Chawinda and Chobara had reached Sialkot to fight along with the armed forces of Pakistan against the enemy. The sky was jolted with the high slogans “Naara Takbeer, Allah Hu Akbar” by the thousands of the people of Sialkot including women, children, youngsters and the aged ones.

The Pakistan government had officially recognised slogan “Sialkot Tu Zinda Rahey Ga” and it had conferred the Hilal-e-Istaqlal Award upon Sialkot on May 07, 1967 for its people’s high spirit of bravery, courage and loyalty during the war.

The Pak Army personnel who embraced martyrdom included Major Ziaud Din Abbasi (Sitara-e-Jurat), Lt-Col Abdul Rehman (Sitara-e-Jurat), Major Masud Akhtar Kiyani, Captain Hameedullah Sunbal, Lt Kaleem Mehmood, Lt Abid Majeed, Naib Rasaaladar Muhammad Khaliq (Sitara-e-Jurat) and AD Saleem (Sitara-e-Jurat).

The armed forces and the people of Sialkot and Chawinda had repulsed the biggest ever attack of cunning and invading Indian army with 600 tanks at Chawinda, and amde the area graveyard of Indian tanks.