Everything You Need To Know About Tamghas And Medals Of Pakistan

Nishan e Haider is the highest military award of Pakistan. Nishan-e-Haider means “Emblem of the Lion” when translated in Urdu. Its symbol is  NH and was established in 1957.

Medals of Pakistan Tamgha

Appreciation and encouragement boost the morale of any individual. It helps to grow the institutions. In Pakistan, different medals are given to recognize the achievements of every citizen. In this article, we will explain the medals and decorations in Pakistan given to Military and Civilian personnel for their services to the country.

Medals & awards in Pakistan

Nishan e Haider is the highest military award of Pakistan. Nishan-e-Haider means “Emblem of the Lion” when translated in Urdu. Its symbol is  NH and was established in 1957. To date, there are 10 recipients of Nishan e Haider.  Raja Sarwar, Tufail Muhammad, Rashid Minhas, Raja Aziz Bhatti Shaheed, Shabbir Shareef, Karnal Sher Khan, Lalak Jan, Muhammad Mehfuz, Sawar Muhammad Hussain, and Saif Ali Janjua Shah.

Nishan-i-Haider

Nishan-e-Shujaat is the civilian honor awarded by the Pakistan Government on civilian and military acts of bravery. Its symbol is NSt and was established in 1957.

Nishaan e Shujaat

Nishan-e-Imtiaz is awarded to the military officers of the Pakistan Armed forces. Its symbol is the NI (military). It was established in 1957.

Nishan e Imtiaz

Nishan-e-Imtiaz is awarded to the civilians for their outstanding contribution. Its symbol is the NI (civilian). It was established in 1957.

Nishan e Imtiaz civilian

Hilal-e-Jurat is the second-highest military award after Nishan e Haider. Established in 1957, its symbol is HJ. This is awarded to the officers of the Armed Forces.

Hilal e jurat

Hilal-e-Shujaat is awarded to the civilians for their contributions to the motherland. It was established in 1957 and is symbolized with HSt.

Hilal e shujaat

Hilal-e-Imtiaz is awarded to military officers of the Armed Forces. It was established in 1957 and symbolized by HI (military).

Hilal e Imtiaz military

Hilal-e-Imtiaz is the second-highest civilian award. It is awarded to the civilians for their contribution in the fields of literature, sports, medicine, arts, and science. It was established in 1957 and symbolized by HI (civilian).

Hilal e Imtiaz Civil

Sitara-e-Jurat is the third-highest military award. It is awarded to Officers of the Armed Forces and Paramilitary forces (Frontier Corps, Frontier Constabulary, Pakistan Rangers) as well. It was established in 2957 and is symbolized with SJ.

Sitara e jurat

Sitara-e-Shujaat is the second-highest civilian award. It is awarded to civilians, human rights activists, military, or law enforcement officials. Established in 1957, it is symbolized with SSt.

Sitara e Shujaat

Sitara-e-Imtiaz is awarded to the military officers of the Armed Forces for recognition of their services to the country. It was established in 1957 and is symbolized by SI Military.

Sitara e Imtiaz military

Sitara-e-Imtiaz is the third-highest civilian award. Awarded to the civilians who have contributed to the national interest, and world peace along with contribution in literature, arts, sports, and science. It is also awarded to the foreign nationals who have contributed toward the national cause.  It was established in 1957 and is symbolized by SI civilians.

Sitara e Imtiaz Civilian

President’s Award for Pride of Performance is a civilian award given to the people for their contribution in the fields of arts, sports, literature, and nursing. It is also awarded to foreign nationals. It is given once a year on 14th August. It was established in 1958.

President pride of performance

Sitara-e-Basalat is a non-operational gallantry award given to the officers of the Armed Forces for their bravery and courageous acts in the battle. It was established in 1957 and is symbolized as SBt.

Sitara e Bisalat

Tamgha-e-Jur’at is the fourth highest military award. It is awarded to the who have performed extraordinarily in armed combat on the battlefield on Pakistani soil or the borders. It was established in 1957 and is symbolized as TJ.

Tamgha e jurat

Tamgha e Shujaat is a civilian award given for the bravery and moral courage shown by the civilians. It was established in 1957 and is symbolized as TSt.

Tamgha e Shujaat

Tamgha-e-Imtiaz military is a state-organized award. It is given to the military officers for their bravery. Established in 1957 and is symbolized as TI Military.

Tamgha e Imtiaz Military

Tamgha-e-Imtiaz civilian It is given to any civilian in Pakistan based on their achievements. It can also be awarded to foreign citizens who have performed great service to Pakistan.
It is symbolized as TI (civilian)  and was established in 1957.

Tamgha e Imtiaz Civilian

Tamgha-e-Basalat is a military award for military personnel. It is awarded for courage and bravery. It was established in 1957 and is symbolized as TBt.

Tamgha e Basalat

Quaid-e-Azam Police Medal is awarded to the law enforcement agencies (police personals), to recognize their contribution to the national interest. It was established in 1951 and is symbolized as QPM.

Quaid e Azam Police Medal

President’s Police Medal is awarded to the police personals. It was established in 1954 and is symbolized as PPM.

President police medal

Imtiazi Sanad is the fifth-highest military award for distinguished services in combat. It was established in 1957 and is symbolized with IS.

Imtiazi Sanad

Tamgha-e-Diffa was established in 1947 but was awarded after the Indo-Pak war in 1948.

Tamgha e diffa

Presidential Medal for Technology is awarded to the individuals who have contributed to the field of technology and helped Pakistan to gain prominence.

Sitara-e-Harb (1965) was awarded to the military personnel for their gallantry in the 1965 war.

Sitara e Harb 1965

Sitara-e-Harb (1971) was awarded to the military personnel for their gallantry in the 1971 war.

Sitara e harb 1971

Tamgha-e-Jhang (1965) is awarded along with Imtiazi Sanad awarded for the 1965 war.

Tamgha e jang 1965

Tamgha -e- Jhang (1971) is awarded along with Imtiazi Sanad awarded for the 1971 war.

Tamgha e jang 1971

Tamgha-e-Baqa is a military award, which was established in 1998. To commemorate the Nuclear Tests, that made Pakistan a nuclear power. It was awarded to the armed forces who were part of the Nuclear Tests.

Tamgha e baqa

Tamgha-e-Istqlal was awarded to the armed and paramilitary forces for their commitment, vigilance, and firm stance in Dec 2001 – Dec 2002 India Pakistan standoff.

Tamgha e isteqlal

Tamgha-e-Khidmat is a military and civil-military award established in 1957. It is awarded to the junior commissioned officers, non-commissioned officers, flight sergeants, Frontier Corps and Frontier Constabulary. It is also awarded to the military officers who have rendered bravery in non-operational combat. It is symbolized as TK I.

tamgha e khidmat 1

Tamgha-e-Khidmat is a military and civil-military award established in 1957. It is awarded to the junior commissioned officers, non-commissioned officers, flight sergeants, Frontier Corps and Frontier Constabulary. It is also awarded to the military officers who have rendered bravery in non-operational combat. It is symbolized as TK II.

tamgha e khidmat 2

Tamgha-e-Khidmat is a military and civil-military award established in 1957. It is awarded to the junior commissioned officers, non-commissioned officers, flight sergeants, Frontier Corps and Frontier Constabulary. It is also awarded to the military officers who have rendered bravery in non-operational combat. It is symbolized as TK III.

tamgha e khidmat 3

The 10-year service was established in 1992. It is awarded to the military officers for their service of 10 years in the Armed Forces.

10 yr service

The 20-year service is awarded to the military officers for their service of 20 years in the Armed Forces. It was established in 1992.

20 yr sr

The 30-year service was established in 1992. It is awarded to the military officers for their service of 30 years in the Armed Forces.

30 yr sr

The 40-year service was established in 1992,  awarded to the military officers for their service of 40 years in the Armed Forces.

40 yr sr

President’s Medal For Best Shot is awarded to the military and civilian award for rifle shooting.

Pakistan Tamgha was established in 1947.

pakistan tamgha

Tamgha-e-Jamhuria was established in 1956.

tamgha e jamhuria

Jamhhuriat Tamgha was established in 1988. To commemorate the death of Zia ul Haq and Benazir Bhutto elected as Prime Minister.

jamhuriat tamgha

Hijri Tamgha was established in 1979. It was to commemorate the completion of the Fourteenth century of the Hijri era.

hijri tamgha

Tamgha-e-Sad Saala Jashan-e-Wiladat-e-Quaid-e-Azam was established in 1976. It is a commemorative medal of the 100th Birth Anniversary of Quaid e Azam.

tamgha e sad saala jashn e wiladat e quiad

Qarardad-e-Pakistan Tamgha was established in 1990. It is to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Resolution Day.

Independence Day Golden Jubilee Medal was awarded in 2006 on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee of Independence Day.

independence day golden jubilee

Command and Staff College Centenary Medal was awarded in 2005 along with the Reunion bar.

Command and staff reunion

Nishan-e-Pakistan, Hilal-e-Pakistan, Sitar-e-Pakistan, and Tamgha-e-Pakistan were established in 1957. These are civilian awards. They are awarded to the civilians and foreign nationals who have rendered services of the highest distinction to the national interest.

nishan e pak, hilal e pak

Nishan-e-Quaid-e-Azam, Hilal-e-Quaid-e-Azam, Sitara-e-Quaid-e-Azam, and Tamgha-e-Quaid-e-Azam were established in 1957. These are civilian awards. They are given for their distinguished services.

nishan e quaid

Nishan-e-Khidmat, Hilal-e-Khidmat, Sitara-e-Khidmat, and Tamgha-e-Khidmat were established in 1957. They are awarded to the civilians who have contributed to nation-building especially amongst the poor.

nishan e khidmat

Sitara-e-Eissar was established in 2006. It was awarded to the people who contributed and presented their services in the 2005 Earthquake.

sitar e eissar

Tamgha-e-Eissar was established in 2006. It was presented to the people who contributed to the 2005 Earthquake.

tamgha e eissar

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