COAS Gen Asim Munir pays rich tribute to 'noble' sacrifices of martyrs

"Nation owes its independence and security to sacrifices of its valiant warriors," says army chief

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COAS General Asim Munir heartens an attendee at the GHQ Investiture ceremony on May 13, 2024. — X/@PakistanFauj

  • COAS Gen Munir confers military awards upon army personnel. 
  • "Nothing noble than laying one’s life [in] defence of motherland."
  • Medals awarded to martyrs received by their family members.


Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Asim Munir on Monday paid rich tribute to the martyrs and their families for their sacrifices for the country and acts of gallantry, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.

“There is nothing more noble than laying one’s life [in] defence of motherland and the sacrifices of our martyrs strengthen our resolve to fight with utmost dedication and spirit of sacrifice,” the army chief said at Investiture ceremony held at the General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi.

The army chief conferred military awards upon army personnel for their acts of gallantry during operations and meritorious services rendered to the nation at the ceremony, as per the military's media wing.

The ISPR said that a large number of senior army officers and families of awardees attended the ceremony.

“Officers and soldiers were awarded medals including Sitara-I-Imtiaz (Military) and Tamgha-I-Basalat (Medal of Good Conduct),” the ISPR stated.

The medals awarded to the martyrs were received by their family members.

On the occasion, Gen Munir also lauded brave families of the martyrs for their high spirits and sacrifices rendered by them.

“The shuhada (martyrs) and ghazis are our national heroes and the nation owes its independence and security to the sacrifices of its valiant warriors,” he said.

“Our shuhada are, indeed, the beacons of hope and resilience for the nation,” the army chief added.