COAS confers Military awards on Army officials

-Says Soldiers sacrificed their lives for protection of motherland
RAWALPINDI: Dozens of armed forces personnel were awarded two of the most esteemed awards in Pakistan, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said Wednesday.
In a statement, the ISPR said 48 officers were awarded Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Military), while seven officers, 3 three Commissioned Officers (JCOs), and 30 soldiers were awarded Tamgha-i-Basalat.
GHQ Investiture ceremony was held at General Headquarters Rawalpindi, where Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa conferred military awards to the army personnel.
They were awarded the medals for their “acts of gallantry during operations and meritorious services rendered to the nation”.
For the officers who have been martyred, their families attended the ceremony. Medals of the martyred soldiers were received by their family members.
A large number of senior army officers and families of awardees attended the ceremony, the ISPR added.
Addressing the ceremony, Gen. Bajwa said reason for Pakistan’s success in war against terror is the valour and sacrifices of Pakistani mothers and sisters who rendered their loved ones for the protection of the motherland.
He said, today we are here again to acknowledge the sacrifices of our brave soldiers who sacrificed themselves for the sake of our motherland. –ISPR