President confers Nishan-i-Imtiaz (M) upon Naval Chief

ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari Friday decorated Naval Chief, Admiral Muhammad Asif Sandila, with Nishan-i-Imtiaz (M) here at Aiwan-e-Sadr during a special investiture ceremony.

The ceremony was attended among others by Ch. Ahmed Mukhtar, Federal Minister for Defence, Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan, Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Finance Minister Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, Makhdoom Amin Fahim, Federal Minister for Commerce, Mr. M. Salman Faruqui, Secretary General to the President, General Khalid Shameem Wynne, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC), Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani , Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman, senior officials and officers from the armed forces.

The citation read on the occasion said that Nishan-i-Imtaiz (M) was being conferred upon the Naval Chief in recognition of his long meritorious services.

Admiral Muhammad Asif Sandila is also recipient of the award of Hilal-i-Imtiaz (Military) and Chevalier de I’ Ordre National de Merit.

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