KARACHI- Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Asif Sandila Monday conferred military awards on Pakistan Navy men in an impressive investiture ceremony at Bahria Auditorium.

These awards were announced by the Government of Pakistan in recognition of meritorious services, acts of gallantry and exceptional devotion to duty of recipients in their respective fields.

The recipients of Hilal-i-Imtiaz (Military) are Vice Admiral Khalid Amin, Vice Admiral Muhammad Shafiq, Vice Admiral Waqar Siddiq and Vice Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah.

Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Military) was awarded to Commodore Khalid Masood, Commodore Sajid Wazir Khan, Commodore Ayaz Nabi Dar, Commodore Ch Aftab Ahmed, Commodore Raja Qamar Nawaz, Commodore Muhammad Isa Khan, Commodore Saeed Ahmed Khan, Commodore Dr MAA Rahi, Commodore Atif Rasheed, Commodore Khalid Mahmood, Commodore Sajid Iqbal Hussain, Commodore Sohail Abid, Commodore Aamir Naeem Baig and Commodore Azhar Majeed Khan.

Tamgha-i-Basalat were given to Capt Arshad Mahmood, Capt Irfan Nazir Malik, Lt Commander Ali Hassan, Lt Commander Jawwad Aman Toor, Lieutenant Muhammad Salman, Lieutenant Imran Akhtar Bhatti, Lieutenant Jahanzaib Ali, Lieutenant Muhammad Faisal Riaz, Lieutenant Ali Khan Khattak, Lieutenant Aqeel Iftikhar, Siddique Ali FCA-I, Nawab Khan CAFA, Muhammad Qazafi FCPO/MAR, Munir Ahmed PO/MAR, Haider Ali PO(R), Shahid Bashir LCT, Rashid Nisar MAR-I, Muhammad Tariq LPM, Faheem Ahmed LCDT, Jamil Ahmed L/MAR, Rafi Ullah AEA-IV,Ejaz Ahmed CDT-I, Muhammad Ajmal WEM(R )-I, Pervez Iqbal WIT-I, Sher Baz Khan CT-I, Ghazanfar Sajjad STD-II, Arif Pervez AAT-I, Shahid Hussain Azad MTD-I, Zahid Abbas MAR-I and Muhammad Raziq MAR-I.

Tamgha-i-Imtiaz (Military) was awarded to Capt M Abdul Rehman Qureshi, Capt Muhammad Shafiq Khan, Capt Muhammad Shafique, Capt Sameer Hafeez Abbasi, Commander Khalid Suhail, Commander Anjum Bashir, Commander Muhammad Imran Navaid, Commander Zahid Iqbal, Commander Vaqar Muhammad, Commander Muhammad Jahan Zeb Ahsan, Commander Syed Faisal Ali Shah, Commander Jamal Alam, Commander Asim Zaman Malik, Commander Khan Mahmood Asif, Commander Khashif Munir, Commander Hammad Ahmad, Commander Muhammad Javaid Iqbal, Lt Commander S Muhammad Khurram Gillani, Lt Commander Shafaat Ali Shah and Lt Commander Yaser Shehzad.

In addition, seven Tamgha-i-Khidmat (Military) Class-I were awarded to PN sailors. Muhammad Naseer CDA-I was declared the best sailor of the year 2011 whereas Fayaz and Zakir Hameed were proclaimed the best civilian employees of the year 2011.

The ceremony was attended by a large number of serving and retired officers of the Armed Forces and families of the award winners.