The prestigious National Order of Merit of France has been awarded to a woman of Pakistani origin. The award is for her services to the French society in the area of education and social welfare. Asma Ashraf has been awarded the National Order of Merit, which is the second-highest national order after the Legion of Honour.
This award is given to people whose activity has been distinguished in a public, civil or military capacity for a period of at least 10 years. Asma Ashraf is the only woman of Pakistani origin who has received this medal in France.
Source: Geo News