Military awards conferred on army soldiers at investiture ceremony

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RAWALPINDI: Awards of Tamgha-i-Imtiaz (Military), Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Military) and Tamgha-i-Basalat were conferred on Pakistan Army officers and soldiers on Friday during an investiture ceremony of Rawalpindi Corps, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.

Commander Rawalpindi Corps, Lieutenant General Bilal Akbar, was chief guest on the occasion.

Two officers and 24 Junior Commissioned Officers (JCOs) and soldiers including 21 martyred personnel were awarded ‘Tamgha-i-Basalat’, the statement said.

Next of kins of martyrs received their awards posthumously.

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63 officers were awarded ‘Sitara-i-Imtiaz’ (Military) and 85 officers were awarded ‘Tamgha-i-Imtiaz’ (Military) for rendering meritorious services to the nation.

A large number of senior army officers and families of awardees attended the ceremony, said the statement.

On March 28, Corps Commander Lahore Lieutenant General Majid Ehsan had conferred twenty-three officers of the Pakistan Army with ‘Sitara-i-Imtiaz’ and 48 officers with the ‘Tamgha-e-Imtiaz’ during an ceremony in Lahore, said Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).

The ceremony was held at the Corps Headquarters Lahore to confer military awards to army personnel for acts of bravery during operations, outstanding performances in their respective fields and for their long estimable services.

A large number of military officials and relatives of Shuhada/Ghazis attended the ceremony. Twenty three officers were awarded ‘Sitara-i-Imtiaz’ (Military), 48 officers were awarded ‘Tamgha-e-Imtiaz’ (military) and 15 officers and soldiers were awarded ‘Tamgha-e-Bisalat’, the army’s military wing said.

 

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