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President Zardari confers Nishan-i-Imtiaz (M) award on Turkish CGS

ISLAMABAD –President Asif Ali Zardari presented General Metin Gurak, Chief of Turkish General Staff, with the Nishan-i-Imtiaz (Military) award on Friday in appreciation of his distinguished service and contribution to developing Pakistan-Turkey defense cooperation.

The honor was presented during a special investiture ceremony conducted at the Aiwan-e-Sadr, which was attended by service leaders and parliamentarians.

General Metin Gurak is a highly intelligent officer whose exceptional administrative skills have won him the reputation of being a courageous and professionally competent commander. General Metin Gurak has played a critical role in establishing peace and security in Turkey.

Throughout his distinguished military career, General Gurak held a variety of staff and command positions, including Commander of the 2nd Armored Brigade, Chief of the Communication Department of TGS, Commander of the Military Academy, Commander of the Army Aviation School, Commander of the 4th Corps, Commander of the Land Forces TRADOC, Communications Services Support Training, Chief of Staff of the Land Forces Command, and Deputy Chief of the Turkish General Staff.

He was appointed to Lieutenant General in 2015. In honor of his great service and outstanding achievements, he was promoted to General in 2020 and served as 2nd Army Commander before being appointed Chief of Turkish General Staff in August 2023.

General is a loyal and close friend to Pakistan. He has been instrumental in fostering and improving defense cooperation between the two sister countries.



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