The Ministry of Defence (Urdu: وزارت دفاع); initially called as Defence Ministry; reporting name: MoD), is a Cabinet-level ministry tasked with coordinating and supervising all major government agencies and federal departments of the government relating directly to National security and the Pakistan Defense Forces. The MoD plays an integral role in allocating and formulating the defense budget and pertains military exercises to all the branches of the Pakistan Armed Forces engaged in the defense of the country.
The MoD is responsible for defending the State of Pakistan from external military and non-military threats. The MoD’s political executive figure is known as Defence Minister (Def Min). The Airports Security Force is part of the Ministry of Defence and is responsible for protecting the airports and the facilities and the planes (on-ground or in-air). ASF safeguards the civil aviation industry against unlawful interferences, adopts counter-terrorism measures, prevents crime, and maintains law and order within the limits of Airports in Pakistan.
Defense Day is observed on the 6th September of every year in remembrance of a remarkable victory in the Pak-India war in 1965.
Pakistan Armed Forces
The Pakistan Armed Forces (Urdu: پاک مُسَلّح افواج, Musallah Afwaj-e-Pakistan) are the military forces of Pakistan. They are the seventh largest in the world in terms of active military personnel. The armed forces comprise three main inter-services branches: Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines, together with a number of paramilitary forces and the Strategic Plans Division forces. The chain of command of the military is organized under the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee alongside chiefs of staff of the Army, navy, and air force. All of the branches work together during operations and joint missions under the Joint Staff HQ.
Here are the domains under which the defense of Pakistan is organized:
- Pakistan Air Force
- Pakistan Army
- Pakistan Navy
- Pakistan Marines
- Paramilitary Command
- Pakistan Coast Guard
- Pakistan Military Accounts Department
For Further Reading
- Ministry of Defence: www.mod.gov.pk
- Defense Forum: www.defence.pk
- Wikipedia Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pakistan_Armed_Forces