Nishan-e-Haider is the Highest Military Award of Pakistan. Nishan-e-Haider means “Emblem of Haider”, where Haider is the epithet of Hazrat Ali (R.A). Haider is an Arabic word means Lion. Nishan-e-Haider was established on 16 March 1957; however it was applied from the date of Pakistan’s independence on 14 August 1947.
Nishan – e – Haider is made up of metal of the ARMS captured from the enemy in the Previous Wars. There is a green Ribbon as symbol of Islam in it with a Star of five points with engraved carving of word NISHAN – E – HAIDER in URDU.
All recipients of “Nishan-e-Haider’ gave away the most valuable thing they had – their lives – in serving the nation and in defending the frontiers of Pakistan.
NISHAN – E – HAIDER RECEIVERS