Award Distribution Ceremony at General Headquarters
In a remarkable event held at the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi on Monday, Chief of Army Staff General Syed Asim Munir led an award distribution ceremony to honor the courageous martyrs and esteemed veterans of Pakistan. The ceremony served as a poignant reminder of their bravery and unwavering commitment to the nation during various military operations.
Bravery Recognized: Military Awards Conferred
Amidst the solemn atmosphere, General Syed Asim Munir proudly bestowed military awards upon deserving officers and troops of the Pakistan Army. These accolades were a testament to their exceptional valor and remarkable service to the nation.
Honoring Excellence: Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Military) and Tamgha-e-Basalat
A total of 51 officers were bestowed with the prestigious Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Military) for their outstanding contributions to the armed forces. Furthermore, 22 officers and Jawans were recognized with the Tamgha-e-Basalat, underscoring their remarkable dedication and unwavering commitment. Additionally, two Jawans were awarded special medals of the United Nations, highlighting their exceptional service in international peacekeeping missions.
: Uniting in Tribute: Distinguished Participants
The event witnessed a significant presence of esteemed senior officers from the Pakistan Army, along with the families of the valiant martyrs. This collective gathering served as a testament to the nation’s unwavering respect and gratitude for the sacrifices made by these courageous individuals.
The Resolute Words of the Army Chief
Addressing the audience, Army Chief General Syed Asim Munir expressed profound gratitude for the indomitable spirit and selfless sacrifices of the martyrs. He acknowledged their immeasurable contributions, highlighting that the freedom we enjoy today is a direct result of their heroic acts.
Cherishing the Martyrs’ Legacy
General Syed Asim Munir emphasized the perpetual remembrance of the martyrs and the invaluable services rendered by the Ghazis. He reiterated that the Pakistan Army, as an esteemed institution, always pays homage to the martyrs and extends support to their bereaved families. This steadfast commitment ensures that their memory lives on in the hearts of the nation.
A Unified Force: Beyond Regional and Political Boundaries
The Army Chief asserted that every soldier and officer of the Pakistan Army prioritizes their duties and responsibilities above all else. He highlighted the army’s unity, transcending regional, linguistic, and political biases, to safeguard the nation’s interests and protect its citizens.
Security and Unity: The Army’s Vow
General Syed Asim Munir reiterated the vital role of a robust army in ensuring the security and unity of the country. He emphasized the army’s unwavering commitment to these principles and their resolute dedication to defending Pakistan’s borders and preserving its sovereignty.
Intolerable Acts: Condemning Attacks on Military Installations
Expressing deep concern and condemnation, the Army Chief vehemently denounced the recent attacks on military installations and memorials of the martyrs. He firmly stated that such acts of aggression are utterly intolerable, and the nation stands united against these cowardly attempts to undermine its security.
A Day of Reverence: ‘Youm-e-Takreem-e-Shuhada-e-Pakistan’
In a significant announcement, General Syed Asim Munir declared the observance of “Youm-e-Takreem-e-Shuhada-e-Pakistan” on Thursday. This day of reverence will serve as a collective remembrance, honoring the sacrifice and valor of the Pakistani martyrs who have laid down their lives for the nation.