Nishan-e-Haider is the highest military award given by Pakistan. It ranks top in all military and civil awards. It's awarded posthumously to soldiers for combat heroism, irrespective of their ranks. It is made from the surrendered enemy gun metal. It has been awarded to 10 military personals since the independence of Pakistan in 1947, including Captain Muhammad Sarwar Shaheed, Major Muhammad Tufail Shaheed, Major Raja Aziz Bhatti Shaheed, Major Muhammad Akram Shaheed, Pilot Officer Rashid Minhas Shaheed, Major Shabbir Sharif Shaheed, Sawar Muhammad Hussain Shaheed, Lance Naik Muhammad Mahfuz Shaheed, Captain Karnal Sher Khan Shaheed and Havildar Lalak Jan Shaheed.