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PAK Sitara-i-Juraat ribbon.svg
Ribbon of the Sitara-e-Jurat
Awarded by Pakistan
TypeMilitary Decoration
EligibilityMilitary only (Conferrable on all ranks)
Awarded for"...gallant and distinguished service performed in combat..."[1]
StatusCurrently awarded
Established16 March 1957[2]
Next (higher)(1) Nishan-i-Haider
(2) Hilal-i-Jurat
Next (lower)(4) Tamgha-i-Jurat

Sitara-e-Jurat (Urdu: ستارہ جرأت‎, 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, Petty officers, warrant officers, Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and 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

Frontier Force Regiment, 1965

  • Major Shabbir Sharif Shaheed (NH, SJ), (Received SJ for actions in Chhamb-Jaurian Sector as 2nd Lieutenant in 1965)

Punjab Regiment, 1965

  • PA-83 Major Muhammad Akbar Khan SJ(1948 Kashmir War)
  • PA-? Lt Col Muhammad Rafiq SJ
  • PA-882 Major General Muhammad Jamshed, MC SJ
  • PA-? Brigadier Muhammad Taj, SJ & Bar
  • PA-* Brigadier Abu Rashid, SJ & HI(M)
  • PSS-15177 Major Malik Munawar Khan Awan, SJ & Bar, 21 AK Regiment, Commander of only successful Ghaznavi Force of Operation Gibraltar.
  • Number-335139 Sepoy Maqbool Hussain.[4]
  • PA-? Lieutenant Colonel Sahibzad Gul Shaheed

PA-? Capt Sagheer Hussain Shaheed, SJ. Punjab Regt.

PA - Lt Col J.F Golwalla, SJ. 16th Punjab Regt, 1965 War (Dograi)

6 Lancers, Armed Corps., Khem Karan, 1965

  • Major Mohammad Zia Uddin Uppal Shaheed, SJ

Abdul Rab Niazi

30 SP Artillery Regiment, Wagah, 1965

PSS 3682 Major Saiyid Naseem Haider Rizvi( Shaheed ) SJ 14BR Sialkot Sector 1965 war ( Recommended for Nishan-e-Haider)

Baloch Regiment,1965 War

  • PA-? Capt Hafiz Muhammad Ahmad, SJ- 25th Cavalry
  • Major General Mumtaz Ali SJ & Bar
  • PA-919 * Brigadier M.Aslam Khan, SJ, Pakistan war hero- Liberation War Gilgit-Baltistan, 1948

29 Cavalry (Armoured Corps)

  • 2nd Lieutenant Khalid Kark (Shaheed), Kushtia, East Pakistan (now Bangladesh), 9 December 1971

Azad Kashmir Regiment

  • Mujahida Hussain Bibi (1947- 48 Kashmir War) First Female Sitara-e-Jurat of Pakistan [5]
  • Major Mujahid Mirani Shaheed - 26 November Salala 2011
  • PSS 15720 Major Mohammad Din SJ 1965 1st AK Regiment

Unknown Regiment

  • PA- 6368 Major Muhummad Asjad Latif (Ord Depot Qta/2 E BR) (29-3-71 East Pakistan)
  • Lt.Col.Abdul Hanan Bajwa (2015 operation azm)
  • Lt.Col. Muhammad Sher Khan (1947- 48 Kashmir War)

Pakistan Navy

  • PN-643 Commander Zafar Muhammad Khan SJ & HJ, Submarine PNS/M Ghazi
  • Vice Admiral (Retd) Irfan Ahmed (SJ & HI-Military) - India Pakistan War 1971 (serving as Lieutenant on a PN Gunboat in erstwhile East Pakistan).[6][7]

Pakistan Air Force

See also[edit]


  1. ^ PAF Combat website on military awards Archived 2007-03-17 at the Wayback Machine.
  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. ^ "Hilal The Pak Armed Forces'Magzine". April 2016.
  6. ^ "Irfan Ahmed | Pakistan Today". Retrieved 2018-11-11.
  7. ^ "KARACHI: Commander Karachi takes charge". DAWN.COM. 2002-12-11. Retrieved 2018-11-11.
  8. ^ Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. ^ "Legendary Falcons of the PAF - Flight Lieutenant Imtiaz Ahmad Bhatti, Sitara-i-Juraat". PAF Falcons.
  10. ^ "Legendary Falcons of the PAF - Squadron Leader Farooq Umar, Sitara-i-Juraat". PAF Falcons. Retrieved 2013-03-28.
  11. ^ Missing or empty |title= (help)
  12. ^ "Legendary Falcons of the PAF - Squadron Leader Syed Tarafdar Hussain, Squadron Leader Aymen Iqbal ChaudhrySitara-i-Juraat". PAF Falcons. Retrieved 2013-03-28.

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