Awards and decorations of the Pakistan Armed Forces
The awards and decorations of the Pakistan Armed Forces recognize a service member's service and personal accomplishments while a member of the Pakistan armed forces. Together with military badges, such awards are a means to outwardly display the highlights of a service member's career.
The Nishan-i-Haider (Urdu: نشان حیدر meaning "Order of the Lion") is the Highest' military award given by Pakistan. Awarded "to those who have performed acts of greatest heroism or most conspicuous courage in circumstances of extreme danger and have shown bravery of the highest order or devotion to the country, in the presence of the enemy on land, at sea or in the air ..."
Recipients Nishan-i-Haider recipients receive an honorary title as a sign of respect: Shaheed meaning martyr for deceased recipients and Ghazi meaning victor for living recipients. As of Sept 19, 2013, all Nishan-e-Haider awards have thus far been given to the people engaged in battles with India.
- Captain Muhammad Sarwar Shaheed (1910–July 27, 1948)
- Major Tufail Muhammad Shaheed (1914–August 7, 1958)
- Major Raja Aziz Bhatti Shaheed (1938–September 10, 1965)
- Major Muhammad Akram Shaheed (1938–1971)
- Pilot Officer Rashid Minhas Shaheed(Air Force) (1951–August 20, 1971)
- Major Shabbir Sharif Shaheed (1943–December 6, 1971)
- Jawan Sawar Muhammad Hussain Shaheed (1949–December 10, 1971)
- Lance Naik Muhammad Mahfuz Shaheed (1944–December 17, 1971)
- Captain Karnal Sher Khan Shaheed (1970–July 5, 1999)
- Lalak Jan Shaheed (1967–July 7, 1999)
- Naik Saif Ali Janjua Shaheed (25 April 1922 - 26 April 1948) (Was awarded Hilal-e-Kashmir - an equivalent to Nishan-i-Haider)
- Hilal-i-Jurat (Crescent of Courage)
- Sitara-i-Jurat (Star of Courage)
- Tamgha-i-Jurat (Medal of Courage)
- Imtiazi Sanad (Mentioned in Despatches)
Non operational awards
- Sitara-e-Basalat (Star of Good Conduct)
- Tamgha-e-Basalat (Medal of Good Conduct)
- Tamgha-i-Khidmat Class I (Medal of Services)
- Tamgha-i-Khidmat Class II (Medal of Services)
- Tamgha-i-Khidmat Class III (Medal of Services).
- Nishan-i-Imtiaz (Order of Excellence) Military Division
- Hilal-i-Imtiaz (Crescent of Excellence) (Military)
- Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Star of Excellence) (Military)
- Tamgha-i-Imtiaz (Medal of Excellence) (Military)
- Tamgha-i-Khidmat (Medal of Service) (Military)