KARACHI: Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah conferred military awards on Pakistan Navy Officers, CPOs/POs and sailors during an impressive Investiture Ceremony held at Bahria Auditorium here on Thursday.

The recipients of Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Military) were Cdre Ahmed Nadeem Bukhary, Cdre Muhammad Saeed, Cdre M Neimat Ullah TI(M), Cdre Muhammad Shuaib, Cdre Muhammad Naveed Akhtar T Bt, Cdre Naveed Ashraf TI(M) T Bt, Cdre Ovais Ahmed Bilgrami TI(M), Cdre Akbar Naqi, Cdre Tariq Ali TI(M), Cdre Dr Shahid Ali, Cdre Junaid Latif Akhtar TI(M), Cdre Abid Hameed, Cdre Khalid Muhammad Amin TI(M), Cdre Adnan Jan Baluch, Cdre Abdul Basit Butt, Cdre Tariq Mahmood

TI(M), Cdre Qamar Zaman TI(M), Cdre Fahim Muhammad Khan TI(M), Cdre Masood Khurshid, Cdre Adnan Ahmed, Cdre Javaid Iqbal TI(M), Cdre Naveed Anwar Cheema T Bt, Cdre Mirza Fwad Amin Baig TI(M), Cdre Abdul Raqeeb and Cdre Faisal Mir TI(M), T Bt.

Tamgha-i-Imtiaz (Military) was awarded to Capt Akif Nadeem Basra PN, Capt Muhammad Maqbool PN, Capt Azhar Mahmood PN, Capt Faisal Naseem PN, Cdr Muhammad Asim Farooq PN, Cdr M Ahsan Raza Mallhi PN, Cdr Saqib Habib PN, Cdr Shafiq-Ur-Rehman PN, Cdr Sajjad Akbar PN, Cdr Ahmad Noor Ansari PN, Cdr Zakir Hussain Khan PN, Lt Cdr Abdul Haleem Qasim PN, Lt Cdr M Usman Shafique PN, Lt Cdr Syed Tauseef Ahmed PN, Lt Cdr Waqas Bin Riaz Mir PN, Lt Cdr Muhammad Iqbal PN, Lt Cdr Nasir Mehmood PN and Lt Cdr Junaid Muhammadi PN.

The recipients of Tamgha-i-Basalat were Cdre Faisal Mir TI(M), Capt Syed Rizwan Khalid TI(M) PN, Lt Cdr Tauqeer Shahzad PN, Lt Zohaib Sohrab PN, Muhammad Ajmal L/STD, Muhammad Afzal LMT(GN), Parvez Iqbal WIT-I and Sohrab Khan CDT-I.

Meanwhile, 14 Tamgha-i-Khidmat (Military) Class-I were awarded to Naveed Akhtar CMEA(M), Saeed Iqbal CMEA(L), Muhammad Ameen CWEA(S), Gul Shah CMEA(M), Tahir Farooq CMEA(M), Azhar Khalid CWEA(S), Amjad Hussain CMEA(M), Muhammad Younas CMEA(M), Ghulam Shabbir CMEA(M), Khan Afsar CMEA, Mohammad Aslam CWEA(S), Muhammad Abdullah CWEA(S), Sami Ullah CMEA(M) and Amjad Hussain CMEA(M). In addition 17 Tamgha-i-Khidmat (Military) Class-II and 22 Tamgha-i-Khidmat (Military) Class-III were also awarded to CPOs/POs/Sailors.

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