ISLAMABAD: Since five decades down the road when valiant Pakistani forces had repelled Indian attack in 1965, the war veterans still have the glipmses of memories in their minds.
These memories of those 17 days spark to their minds whenever September 06 falls as no Pakistani including the singers and artists lagged behind in manifestation of courage and commitment for the forces.
So recalls the memories of the war days a War Veteran Lt Gen (r) Alam Jan Mahsud as he thinks of the skirmishes side by side the contribution of the singers and artists. The melodious voice of Madam Noor Jehan is an exception as Alam Jan spoke highly of the late singer whose songs he says, infused spirit of patriotism and national fervor.
“Aye Watan ke Sajelay Jawano” is as famous and enchanting song today for the whole nation as it was for those defending the nation at borders during war days,” he said talking to APP.
“It infused the spirit of patriotism and national fervor amongst Pakistanis regardless to their ethnicity, religious or political affiliations and background,” he added. “Thanks to these songs, it had enabled the common Pakistani to amass feats of great and unrivaled courage when it came to defend their homeland.”
He said it inspired Pak Army and its valiant soldiers to show even more feats of unprecedented valor in the battlefield.
In essence, these Pakistani singers paid a great service to their nation in those testing and hard times, they rose to the occasion when their country called and sure enough they hearkened.
Alam Jan Mehsud said the spirit and emotion of the whole nation in 1965 war was unmatched and un-forgettable. “Common people from across the country stood with the Pakistan Army shoulder to shoulder.”
He said, because of this unity of nation and spirit Pakistan Army defeated the Indian army during 1965 war at all fronts opened by them.
To a question, he appreciated, the Pakistan Army for launching effective operation Zarb-e-Azb against terrorists.
To another question he said Pakistan and India are two nuclear states and cannot afford a war as it would lead to destruction of both sides.
He said Pakistan army would fully and effectively respond to India “if she tries to impose war on our country”.