President of Pakistan Arif Alvi distributing the awards on March 23 at Aiwan-e-Sadar. Picture: Screengrab through PTV.

ISLAMABAD: On the event of  Pakistan Day, an investiture ceremony typically occurred on the Aiwan-e-Sadar, Islamabad, to recognise the bravery, efforts, and achievements of a number of Pakistani residents in several fields.

Through the ceremony, Deputy Director Inter-Providers Intelligence (ISI) Muhammad Naveed Sadiq obtained the Sitara-e-Shujaat (Star of Bravery)  —  the second-highest civil award for bravery bestowed by the nation.

Muhammad Naveed Sadiq receiving his accolade from the President of Pakistan, Arif Alvi. Picture: Screengrab through PTV. 

Muhammad Naveed Sadiq was given the award for his companies because the Commanding Officer of the Counter-Terrorism  Multan wing. Throughout his service, he efficiently led a number of operations in opposition to terrorist outfits, together with Daesh.

Brigadier Rana Arfan Shakeel Ramay and Lieutenant Colonel Farooq Shahbaz obtained the Sitara-e-Imtiaz for successful the Karkey case and saving Pakistan from a $1.2 billion penalty.

 Lieutenant Colonel Farooq Shahbaz (L) and Brigadier Rana Arfan Shakeel Ramay (R) receiving the Sitara-e-Imtiaz from the President of Pakistan, Arif Alvi. Picture: Screengrab through PTV. 

The President of Pakistan, Arif Alvi, introduced the awards.

The Sitara-e-Shujaat is often given to Pakistani residents, equivalent to civilians, human rights defenders, army or regulation enforcement officers, for his or her bravery and contributions to the nationwide curiosity of the nation.

In the meantime,  the Sitara-e-Imtiaz (Star of Excellence) — the third-highest honour and civilian award within the State of Pakistan, recognises people who’ve made an particularly meritorious contribution to the safety or nationwide pursuits of Pakistan, world peace, cultural or different important public endeavours.

Whereas the awards seeks to recognise gallantry contributions, it’s also awarded posthumously by the president yearly on Pakistan Day.

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