President Dr Arif Alvi on Wednesday conferred civil awards on Pakistani and foreign nationals in recognition of their services in different fields during a ceremony on Pakistan Day. The awards included Nishan-I-Imtiaz, Hilal-I-Imtiaz, Sitara-I-Pakistan, Sitara-I-Shuja’at, Sitara-I-Imtiaz, President’s award for Pride of Performance, Sitara-I-Quaid-I-Azam, Tamgha-I-Shuja’at and Tamgha-I-Imtiaz. Noted literary figures including Nazar Muhammad Rashid aks Noon Meem Rashid, Kishwar Naheed, and Majeed Amjad were among recipients.
Dr. Inam ur Rehman (nuclear physics), Dr. Qamar Mehboob (engineering nuclear), Tahir Ikram (engineering mechanical), Rohail Hayat (art, music, composing) and Kishwar Naheed (literature) were conferred Hilal-e-Imtiaz.
Mohamad Azmi Abdul Hamid and religious scholar Sheikh Ahmed bin Hamad Al Khalili (Oman) were given Sitara-e-Pakistan for their services to Pakistan.
Dr Alvi also awarded Sitara-e-Imtiaz to Dr. Syed Hussain Abidi (science), Rashid Rana (arts), Syed Aqeel Bilgrami (architecture), Mehmoodul Haq Alvi (services to humanity) and to Salman Iqbal for promotion of sports particularly cricket.
Syed Tajamul Hussain (science), Prof Dr Yasir Ayaz (engineering), Shakeela Naz (artist) and Irfanullah Jan (services to humanity), Rizq Foundation received President’s Pride of Performance awards. The president awarded Sitara-e-Quaid e Azam to Chaudhry Khalid Mehmood for his philanthropy.
Muhammad Bux Buriro, Reshma and Col Shafi Ullah Khan received Sitara-i-Shujaat for their gallantry, while Muhammad Akbar Khan, Iqbal Masih, Jamil Ahmed Kalhoro and Adnan Malik among others were given Tamgha-e-Shujaat.
Source: Express Tribune