40 Pakistan Army officers were awarded Sitara-e-Imtiaz Military by Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa.
The award ceremony was held at the General Headquarters (GHQ). The Chief of Army Staff attended the Defense and Martyrs’ Day celebrations as a special guest. The ceremony was attended by the families of the martyrs, invaders and service officers present. A young man was awarded the United National Medal on the occasion.
The Chief of Army Staff conferred honors on the brave soldiers and the honors of the martyrs were received by their families. Many soldiers including Lt. Col. Adnan Amir, Lt. Col. Hafiz Abdul Malik and Capt. Irfan Hussain were awarded Sitara Basalt.
Brigadier Ayub Haider, who went blind during an operation, was awarded Sitara Basalt. The families of Shaheed Captain Nawabzada Jazib Rehman, Shaheed Captain Zargam Farid Shaheed Subedar Tariq Muhammad and Deputy Subedar Gul Shahadat Shaheed received the awards.