President Arif Alvi confers military awards on armed forces personnel

ISLAMABAD: (HRNW) President Dr Arif Alvi conferred upon military awards to the officers and soldiers of the armed forces in recognition of their meritorious services to the nation during the Defence Day ceremony at Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad.

The event was attended by heads of the armed forces, federal ministers and top military and civil leadership.

Wing commander Muhammad Noman Ali Khan was awarded Sitara-i-Jurat, for demonstrating valour after his F-16 plane crashed during a rehearsal for Pakistan Day parade.

Wing Commander Hassan Mahmood Siddiqui was conferred upon Tamgha-i-Jurat for shooting down an Indian aircraft when enemy’s warplanes violated Pakistan’s airspace after the Pulwama incident in February last year.

President Arif Alvi also conferred Sitara-i-Basalat (after martyrdom) to Captain Junaid Irfan Abbasi and Havildar Engineer Muhammad Asif.

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