Mandi Bahauddin: Pakistan Ex-Servicemen Society (PESS) have called upon government to arrange celebrations of the Pakistan Day on 23rd March as it was done in the past.
Acting President PESS Commodore Farooq Mirza while addressing a meeting said our nation being in grip of sky touching price hike and bad politics was breaking its past record. He said when a nation loses spirit its fall starts. The same situation our nation is facing, he added.
He said this year PESS was making preparations to celebrate the Pakistan Day with national spirit. He called upon ex-servicemen and citizens to hold special function on 23rd March in a befitting manner and highlight historical background and importance of the day to the youth.
He also called upon government to arrange armed forces parade as it plays a great role to raise morale and spirit of the nation. President and PM Pakistan should issue directives to the armed forces to renew Pakistan Day Parade, he demanded.
He expressed his serious concerns over famine like situation prevailing in Tharparkar and showed his deep sympathies with the famine hit brothers. He said ex-servicemen were deeply grieved over death of innocent children due to hunger and they stand with them in these difficult hours. He appreciated armed forces for extending timely help to the people of Tharparkar.
He said PESS was collecting particulars of ex-servicemen to arrange jobs for them and better medical facilities and education for their wards. Some people had misunderstood this effort of the PESS and they were propagating that data of ex-servicemen was being collected for their enrolment in army of some foreign country. PESS contradicts it, he said.
He said PESS was committed to welfare of ex-servicemen and their widows and it would continue working to promote their welfare and get them respectable jobs according their ranks and qualifications.