GHQ Investiture ceremony was held at General Headquarters Rawalpindi. General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) conferred military awards to Army personnel for their acts of gallantry during operations and meritorious services rendered to the nation.
Families of Shuhada also attended the ceremony. 47 officers were awarded Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Military). 6 officers, 7 Junior Commissioned Officers (JCOs) and 12 Soldiers were awarded Tamgha-i-Basalat. Medals of Shuhada were received by their family members. A large number of senior Army officers and families of awardees attended the ceremony.
Paying rich tribute to Shaheeds and Ghazis, COAS said that we owe peace and stability of our country to the selfless devotion and sacrifices of these officers and soldiers who are our real heroes. There is no cause more noble than laying ones life for defence of motherland and sacrifices of our martyrs won’t go waste, COAS said.
COAS lauded brave families of Shuhada for supreme sacrifices they rendered for the country.