Commemorative medal for inauguration of the Republic of Pakistan, 23 March 1956.
Medal worn, ribbon bent and frayed.
Established: 16 March 1957 and awarded to commemorate the inauguration of the Republic of Pakistan, 23 March 1956. Awarded to members of the Pakistani armed forces, police forces, selected civilian officials, and selected non-officials. The medal was also awarded in gold to heads of foreign delegations attending the inauguration ceremonies as official State representatives.
Within a wreath, calligraphic inscription "Jamhuria Islamia Pakistan" or "The Islamic Republic of Pakistan".
Reverse: The date of the establishment of Pakistan as a republic. In the center, straight across, in English "23rd MARCH 1956", above, curved, the same date in Urdu "9 Shaaban-ul-Muazzam 1375", and below, curved, in Bengali "Jamhuria Islamia Pakistan" or "The Islamic Republic of Pakistan".
The medal is suspended from an ornate straight-bar swiveling suspender, and is usually encountered unnamed.