RAWALPINDI: An investiture ceremony was held at General Headquarters in Rawalpindi on Thursday to confer military awards upon army personnel for their sacrifices and acts of gallantry in defending the motherland.
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa gave away the awards.
Sitara-e-Imtiaz Military was conferred upon 32 officers, Tamgha-e-Jurrat was given to two officers, Tamgha-e-Basalat was given to 33 officers and soldiers. Four officers and soldiers were given the United Nation medals.
Speaking on the occasion, the army chief said that peace and stability had been restored in the country as a result of the sacrifices rendered by martyrs and ghazis (victors).
Paying rich tribute to martyrs, he said that no medal or worldly benefit could substitute the sacrifice of martyrs. He said Pakistan had successfully defeated the menace of terrorism.
General Qamar Javed Bajwa said that no power on earth could cast an evil eye on Pakistan till valiant mothers and daughters of the great nation continue sending their sons and brothers to defend the motherland.
Martyrs’ awards were received by their family members.
Heirs of martyrs and senior military officers were also present on the occasion.
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