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RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Asim Munir announced May 25 to be marked as “Pakistan Martyrs’ Day”.

While addressing an award ceremony for martyrs and officials at the General Headquarters (GHQ) Rawalpindi, he said “every soldier and officer of the armed forces put his duty and responsibilities first regardless of regional, linguistic, and political prejudices and distinctions.”

“A strong army is the guarantor of a country’s security and unity,” he maintained.

Recent attacks on military installations ‘intolerable’: COAS

In a statement, the military’s media affairs wing said that 51 officials were awarded the Sitara-e-Imtiaz (military), 22 were awarded the Tamgha-i-Basalat, and two officials were awarded special United Nations medals.

They were awarded for their “acts of gallantry during operations and meritorious services rendered to the nation”.

A large number of senior army officials and families of martyrs attended the event.

“Undoubtedly, we are living in a free atmosphere due to the martyrs’ sense of duty and their great sacrifices,” Gen Munir said. He termed the martyrs’ sacrifices and officials’ services a “valuable asset” and “source of pride” for the country.

“The Pakistan Army, as an institution, always remembers every individual associated with the army and his family, and our relationship as a family is a proud and exemplary one,” the COAS said.

After the supporters attacked army installations during May 9, 2023 incident—the military termed it as a “dark chapter”.

Earlier, the military also announced that all those who had vandalised military installations, including the Lahore Corps Commanders House and the GHQ entrance, would be tried under the Pakistan Army Act and the Official Secrets Act.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2023


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Shah Mansoor May 23, 2023 10:25am
Ye itny medals kay say liye inhon nai?
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Tabish Khan May 23, 2023 06:19pm
@Shah Mansoor, apkay defence k liye Ap hi k tax se yeh jo azaad ghoom rahay na yeh foj ki meherbani hai aik din foj k baghair iss mulk ko rakho yeh mulk hi nahi bachay ga
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Hilarious May 24, 2023 07:01am
@Tabish Khan, in 75 years the country couldn’t even come up with a basic system for trash collection and you think it occupies some special place? With the constant black outs, the financial turmoil, the constant decades of brain drain, massive corruption and mis management at all levels on all aspects of society, a mosque on every corner and a devil in every heart. The educated amongst you shunned and those that don’t know how to hold a pen handed automatic rifles.
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Muhammad Munir Sabir May 24, 2023 09:32am
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Muhammad Munir Sabir May 24, 2023 09:33am
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Tulukan Mairandi May 24, 2023 11:39am
Amazing. Shebaz Birthday should be hero's day. Zardari's Birthday should be anti corruption day
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John May 24, 2023 03:38pm
Are 220 million people dumb...why remove all security...and guide people towards ...a staged event! Such tactics have always backfired!
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Yusuf May 25, 2023 06:09am
@John, pakistan's real issue...real paindoos on top!
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Jay May 25, 2023 11:11am
@Yusuf, The irony is that they think they are smart!
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Jay May 25, 2023 04:53pm
@John, But they are pushing the dumb and silent towards slaughter!
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