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Awards and decorations of the Pakistan Armed Forces

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The awards and decorations of the Pakistan Armed Forces recognize a service member's service and personal accomplishments while a member of the Pakistan armed forces. Together with military badges, such awards are a means to outwardly display the highlights of a service member's career.

Pakistan Armed Forces
پاکستان مسلح افواج
Founded 1947
Service branches Flag of the Pakistan Army Pakistan Army
Naval Jack of Pakistan Pakistan Navy
Ensign of the Pakistan Air Force Pakistan Air Force
Headquarters Joint Staff Headquarters, Rawalpindi
Commander-in-Chief President Mamnoon Hussain
Minister of Defence Vacant
Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Zubair Mahmood Hayat
Military age 16–49 years old
Conscription None
Active personnel 653,800 (ranked 6th)
Budget US$10.8 billion(2017)[1]
Percent of GDP 2.9% (2017)
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Operational MedalsEdit

  Nishan-e-Haider (Order of Haider)

The Nishan-e-Haider (Urdu: نشان حیدر meaning "Order of the Lion") is the Highest' military award given by Pakistan. Awarded "to those who have performed acts of greatest heroism or most conspicuous courage in circumstances of extreme danger and have shown bravery of the highest order or devotion to the country, in the presence of the enemy on land, at sea or in the air ..."[2]

Recipients Nishan-e-Haider recipients receive an honorary title as a sign of respect: Shaheed meaning martyr for deceased recipients and Ghazi meaning victor for living recipients. As of Sept 19, 2013, all Nishan-e-Haider awards have thus far been given to the people engaged in battles with India.

01. Captain Muhammad Sarwar Shaheed (1910–July 27, 1948)
02. Major Tufail Muhammad Shaheed (1914–August 7, 1958)
03. Major Raja Aziz Bhatti Shaheed (1938–September 10, 1965)
04. Major Muhammad Akram Shaheed (1938–1971)
05. Pilot Officer Rashid Minhas Shaheed(Air Force) (1951–August 20, 1971)
06. Major Shabbir Sharif Shaheed (1943–December 6, 1971)
07. Jawan Sawar Muhammad Hussain Shaheed (1949–December 10, 1971)
08. Lance Naik Muhammad Mahfuz Shaheed (1944–December 17, 1971)
09. Captain Karnal Sher Khan Shaheed (1970–July 5, 1999)
10. Lalak Jan Shaheed (1967–July 7, 1999)

  Hilal-i-Jurat (Crescent of Courage)
  Sitara-i-Jurat (Star of Courage)
  Tamgha-i-Jurat (Medal of Courage)
Imtiazi Sanad (Mentioned in Despatches)[3]

Campaign / War MedalsEdit

  Tamgha-e-Diffa (General Service Medal)
  Sitara-e-Harb 1965 War (War Star 1965)
  Sitara-e-Harb 1971 War (War Star 1971)
Tamgha-e-Jang 1965 War (War Medal 1965)
  Tamgha-e-Jang 1971 War (War Medal 1971)

Non-Operational Gallantry AwardsEdit

  Sitara-e-Basalat (Star of Good Conduct)
  Tamgha-e-Basalat (Medal of Good Conduct)
  Nishan-e-Imtiaz (Military) (Order of Excellence)
  Hilal-i-Imtiaz (Military) (Crescent of Excellence)
  Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Military) (Star of Excellence)
  Tamgha-e-Imtiaz (Military) (Medal of Excellence)
  Tamgha-i-Khidmat (Class-I) (Medal of Service Class I)
  Tamgha-i-Khidmat (Class-I) (Medal of Service Class II)
  Tamgha-i-Khidmat (Class-III) (Medal of Service Class III)

Service MedalsEdit

  Service Medal (10 Years)
  Service Medal (20 Years)
  Service Medal (30 Years)
  Service Medal (35 years)
  Service Medal (40 Years)

Commemorative MedalsEdit

  Pakistan Tamgha (Pakistan Medal)
  Tamgha-e-Sad Saala Jashan-e-Wiladat-e-Quaid-e-Azam (100th Birth Anniversary of Muhammad Ali Jinnah)
  Tamgha-e-Jamhuria (Republic Commemoration Medal)
  Hijri Tamgha (Hijri Medal)
  Jamhuriat Tamgha (Democracy Medal)
  Qarardad-e-Pakistan Tamgha (Resolution Day Golden Jubilee Medal)
  Tamgha-e-Salgirah Pakistan (Independence Day Golden Jubilee Medal)
  Tamgha-e-Baqa (Nuclear Test Medal)


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