RAWALPINDI – Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday said that there is no noble cause than laying one’s life for defence of motherland and the sacrifices of our martyrs won’t go waste.
The COAS conferred military awards to army personnel for acts of gallantry during operations in an investiture ceremony held at General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi.
The Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said that families of Shuhada/Ghazis also attended the ceremony.
The ISPR said that 35 Pakistan army officers were awarded Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Military), 36 officers/soldiers were awarded Tamgha-e-Bisalat and seven soldiers were awarded United Nations (UN) 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,” ISPR Director General Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor saidf.
Paying rich tribute to Shaheeds and Ghazis, the army chief said, “We owe peace and stability to the selfless devotion and sacrifices of these officers and soldiers who are our real heroes.”
“There is no noble cause than laying one’s life for defence of motherland and the sacrifices of our martyrs won’t go waste,” Gen Bajwa said. He also lauded brave families of Shahuadas for supreme sacrifices they rendered for Pakistan.