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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,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.

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The Sitara-e-Jurat

Pakistan Army

Punjab Regiment, 1965

6 Lancers, Armed Corps., Khem Karan, 1965

  • Major Mohammad Zia Uddin Uppal

30 SP Artillery Regiment, Wagah, 1965

  • Brigadier Syed Mohammad Ahmed, SJ 1965 - 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 Major Mujahid Mirani Shaheed - 26 November Salala 2011

Unknown Regiment

  • Lt.Col. Muhammad Sher Khan (1947- 48 Kashmir War)

Pakistan Navy

Pakistan Air Force

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