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PAK Sitara-i-Juraat ribbon.svg
Ribbon of the Sitara-e-Jurat
Awarded by Pakistan
Type Military Decoration
Eligibility Military only (Conferrable on all ranks)
Awarded for "...for gallant and distinguished service performed in combat..." [1]
Status Currently awarded
Post-nominals SJ
Established 16 March 1957[2]
Next (higher) (1) Nishan-i-Haider
(2) Hilal-i-Jurat
Next (lower) (4) Tamgha-i-Jurat

Sitara-e-Jurat (Star of Courage) is the third highest military award of Pakistan. It was established in 1957 after Pakistan became a Republic; however, it was instituted retrospectively back to 1947. It is awarded for gallantry or distinguished service in combat; and can be bestowed upon officers, junior commissioned officers and warrant officers and their equivalents in the Pakistan Army, Navy, Air Force, and various paramilitary forces under federal control such as the Frontier Corps, the Frontier Constabulary and the Pakistan Rangers.[2][3] It may be considered to be roughly equivalent to the Military Cross and the Silver Star.

List of recipients[edit]

The Sitara-e-Jurat

Pakistan Army

21 Azad Kashmir Regiment,Infantry, Rajouri, 1965

  • Number -335139 Sepoy Maqbool Hussain.[4]
  • PA-? Lieutenant Colonel Sahibzad Gul Shaheed,

6 Lancers,Armed Corps. Khem Karan, 1965.

  • Maj Mohammad Zia Uddin Uppal

30 SP Arty Regiment, Wagah, 1965

Major general mumtaz ali S.J and Bar

PA-919 * Brigadier M.Aslam Khan, Sitar-e-jurat, Pakistan war hero Liberation war Gilgit-Baltistan 1948.

Pakistan Air Force

See also=[edit]


  1. ^ PAF Combat website on military awards
  2. ^ a b Robertson, Megan. "Star of Courage (Sitara-i-Jur'at)". Retrieved 2009-06-06. 
  3. ^ "Honours and Awards". Pakistan Army. Retrieved 2009-06-06. 
  4. ^ "Welcome to ISPR". 2008-08-13. Retrieved 2013-03-28. 
  5. ^  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ "Legendary Falcons of the PAF - Flight Lieutenant Imtiaz Ahmad Bhatti, Sitara-i-Juraat". PAF Falcons. 
  7. ^ "Legendary Falcons of the PAF - Squadron Leader Farooq Umar, Sitara-i-Juraat". PAF Falcons. Retrieved 2013-03-28. 
  8. ^ "Legendary Falcons of the PAF - Squadron Leader Syed Tarafdar Hussain, Sitara-i-Juraat". PAF Falcons. Retrieved 2013-03-28. 

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