RAWALPINDI, Apr 10 (APP):An investiture ceremony was held at the General Headquarters (GHQ) Rawalpindi on Wednesday wherein Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa conferred military awards to army personnel for acts of gallantry during operations.

Families of ‘Shuhada’ and ‘Ghazis’ also attended the ceremony, said a press release issued here by Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media wing of Pakistan Army.

As many as 35 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. We owe peace and stability to the selfless devotion and sacrifices of these officers and soldiers who are our real heroes, the COAS said while paying tributes to Shahada and Ghazis.

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There is no noble cause than laying one’s life for defence of motherland and the sacrifices of our martyrs would not go waste, the COAS added.

He lauded brave families of Shuhuda for supreme sacrifices they rendered for the country.