According to ISPR, the investiture ceremony was held at General Headquarters Rawalpindi on Wednesday which was also attended by families of Shuhada and Ghazis.
Thirty five officers were awarded Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Military), thirty six officers and soldiers were given Tamgha-e-Basalat and seven soldiers were awarded United Nations Medal.
Medals of Shuhada were received by their family members.
Investiture Ceremony held at GHQ. Shaheeds and Ghazis of last year conferred with gallantry awards. COAS shared strength behind motivation and achievements of Pakistan Armed Forces. Acknowledging their support thanked resilient Pakistani Nation.#PakistanZindabad pic.twitter.com/obDhw2XJ8C
— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) April 10, 2019
Addressing the ceremony, Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa paid rich tribute to Shaheeds and Ghazis saying that we owe peace and stability to the selfless devotion and sacrifices of these officers and soldiers who are our real heroes.
The Army Chief said there is no noble cause than laying one’s life for defence of motherland and the sacrifices of our martyrs won’t go waste.
He lauded brave families of Shahadas for supreme sacrifices they rendered for the country.