RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa said on Wednesday peace and stability in Pakistan is owed to the martyrs and ghazis who are our real heroes and those nations who forget their martyrs and ghazis get eradicated, according to the The Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor.
Addressing the investiture ceremony held at the General Headquarters, the Army Chief paid rich tribute to the martyrs and ghazis saying, “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 to waste,” COAS said.
Army Chief conferred military awards on army personnel for “acts of gallantry” during different operations, said ISPR, adding, ” COAS shared strength behind motivation and achievements of Pakistan Armed Forces. Acknowledging their support thanked resilient Pakistani Nation.”
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
According to the statement, 35 officers were awarded Sitara-i-Imtiaz (military), 36 officers and soldiers were awarded Tamgha-e-Bisalat and 7 soldiers were awarded United Nations (UN) medal.
The medals of Shuhadas were received by their family members.
General Bajwa praised the courageous families of martyrs for the utmost sacrifices they delivered to the country.