Famous Pakistani singer Shehzad Roy was honoured with his second Sitara-e-Imtiaz on March 23, 2018 in Islamabad.
Pakistani author Mohsin Hamid, famous for The Reluctant Fundamentalist was also present at the ceremony and bagged one for himself as well. This was Hamid's third Sitara-e-Imtiaz.
The singer tweeted that he will be dedicating his award to the unsung heroes who never get recognised for the contribution they make to the society.
I will be honored with the Sitara-e-Imtiaz tomorrow in Islamabad. I know of so many unsung heros who may never be publicly recognised but they work everyday to reform our society. I dedicate this award to their selfless dedication.— Shehzad Roy (@ShehzadRoy) March 22, 2018
Celebrities and fans poured in to congratulate the musician.
Proud of you sir. https://t.co/EBWeKO05xH— Ali Zafar (@AliZafarsays) March 22, 2018
Congratulations Shehzad. We love your love for causes.— Simi Kamal سیمیں کمال (@simisadafkamal) March 22, 2018
Congratulations, Shehzad. Richly deserved— Omar Waraich (@OmarWaraich) March 22, 2018
Late last year, Roy was also appointed as the National Goodwill Ambassador for United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
Playing the part, the Saali Tu Maani Nahin hit-maker was in Vienna, Austria, on March 12, 2018 to represent the country at the UNODC convention.
The Mukhra singer took to Instagram and shared that he was proud to represent Pakistan internationally.
UNODC aims to eliminate the use of drugs amongst youngsters and warn them of the consequences. Being an ambassador to the cause, Roy shared, “These things are close to my heart, especially when children are concerned, and I will give my all to my new role as National Goodwill Ambassador for Pakistan.”
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