PESHAWAR  - Corps Commander Peshawar Lieutenant General Khalid Rabbani conferred awards upon various military officers and martyrs in a simple and impressive ceremony held at the Corps Auditorium here on Thursday.

Three Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Military), 18 Tamgha-i-Imtiaz (Military) and 59 Tamgha-i-Basalat were given to officers and relatives of the martyrs by the government.

Speaking on the occasion, the corps commander said, “The significance of the day is to recall those who sacrificed their life and remember those who are rendering meritorious services for the protection of motherland and its people.”

He said the services of the Frontier Constabulary, Frontier Corps, Police and Pakistan Army are the beacon of light for our next generation and would be written with golden words on the history pages of the country.

The ceremony was attended by large number of serving, retired army and civil officers and families of martyrs who also laid floral wreaths at the Yadgar-i-Shuhada and prayed for the martyrs.