President confers Pakistan civil awards on 253 personalities

The investiture ceremony of these awards will take place on Pakistan Day, March 23, 2023

APP August 14, 2022
President of Pakistan Dr Arif Alvi. PHOTO: RADIO PAKISTAN/FILE


President Dr Arif Alvi conferred Pakistan civil awards on 253 Pakistani citizens as well as foreign nationals on the occasion of 75th diamond jubilee anniversary of the country.

The citizens were bestowed with awards for showing excellence and courage in different fields. The investiture ceremony of these awards will take place on Pakistan Day, March 23, 2023.

The prominent personalities among those who received the awards included Sartaj Aziz, late Hasil Bizenjo, late Chaudhry Ghulam Abbas, late Justice (Retd) Bhagwandas, late Ghulam Ali Chagla and late Sufi Ghulam Tabassum for their services to Pakistan.

The list also included Muhammad Qavi Khan for performing arts, Jahangir Khan for squash, Amjad Islam Amjad for poetry, Ahmad Arif Nizami, Mujibur Rehman Shami and Altaf Hassan Qureshi for journalism, Bilquis Bano Edhi and Muhammad Chipa for social services and Sardar Ahmad Nawaz Sukhera for public services.

Following are the personalities on whom the Pakistan civil awards were conferred:

Nishan-e-Imtiaz was given to Sartaj Aziz, Hasil Bazinjo, Raees-ul-Ahrar Ch. Ghulam Abbas Khan (Late), and Justice (R) Rana Bhagwan Das (Late) for public service.

Ahmed Ghulam Ali Chagla (late) for art and music/composing, Sufi Ghulam Mustafa Tabassum (late) for poetry, Muhammad Qavi Khan for performing arts, drama, film and stage, and Jahangir Khan for squash.

Hilal-e-Pakistan was awarded to Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, HRH Prince Faisal bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, Engr Khalid bin Abdulaziz Al-Falih, H E Sheikh Mohammad bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani (Qatari) and Ambassador (R) Robin L Raphel for their exceptional services to Pakistan.

Hilal-e-Shujaat was awarded to Brig (R) Khalid Farid and Brig Faisal Naseer for gallantry in counter-terrorism.

Hilal-e-Imtiaz was given to Dr Khawaja Abdul Hayee (late) for education, Engr. Prof Ahmed Farooq Bazai for academic administration/education, Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha for science, engineering and education, Hakim Rizwan Hafeez for health, Dr Raja Ali Raza Anwar for engineering (nuclear), Raees Ahmed for violin, Amjad Islam Amjad for arts literature, Ahmad Arif Nizami (late) Mujib-ur-Rahman Shami and Altaf Hassan Qureshi for journalism.

It was also awarded to Bilquis Bano Edhi (late), Muhammad Ramzan Chhipa, Sardar Ahmad Nawaz Sukhera, Maroof Afzal (late), Senator Hilal-ur-Rehman and Senator Muhammad Talah Mahmood for their public services, and Dr Gohar Ejaz for philanthropy.

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Hilal-e-Quaid-e-Azam was conferred upon Dr James M Shera for his services to Pakistan.

Sitara-e-Pakistan was given to Lin Songtian, Khalid Mehmood, Cahit Yasar Eren and Raja Najabat Hussain.

Sitara-e-Shujaat was awarded to Malik Muhammad Hassan, Malik Gingray (late), Malik Shumail Khan, Ms Fizza Tariq Malik (late), Raja Mustafa Ali, Muhammad Afzal Shaikh and Sajid Kiani for gallantry whereas to Lt Col Shahid Rasool Choudhary and Wajahat Ullah Afridi for gallantry in counter-terrorism and to Mansoor Ahmad Khan for his services to Pakistan.

Sitara-e-Imtiaz was given to Prof Dr Asuman Belen Ozcan, Dr Muhammad Afzal Javed, Zafar Ullah Khan, Tang Meng Sheng, and Prof Kong Julan for their services. Prof Dr Engr Bhawani Shankar Chowdhry for engineering & education, Engr Javed Qureshi for agriculture, Dr Abdul Ghani Akram for physics, Ghafoor Ahmad and Dr Suleman Qaiser for chemical engineering, Mohsin Fayyaz for mechanical engineering, Dr Muhammad Aleem Mirza for electronics engineering and Dr Muhammad Bilal Malik for electrical engineering.

Dr Faiz-ul-Hassan for engineering systems, Asif Iqbal for navigations system, Humayun Khan (late) for agriculture garlic innovation, Asif Peer for information technology, Dr Saeed Akhtar for medicine, Dr Muhammad Sharif Malik, M D for medicine health, Prof Dr Muhammad Ali and Mahfooz-ur-Rehman for education.

Sitara-e-Imtiaz was also awarded to Tauqeer Ahmed Nasir for acting, Riaz Shahid (late) for film direction & writing, Fakhr-e-Alam for hosting, Hassan Ali Isfahani Alias Hassan Jahangir for playback singing, Saghar Siddiqui alias Muhammad Akhtar (late) for poetry, Aneeq Ahmed for anchoring, Syed Manzar Hasan alias Hasan Manzar, Dr Moeen ud Din Aqeel and Mrs Shama Khalid (late) for art literature, and Naseer Turabi (late) and Muhammad Shafi alias Shakir Shuja Abadi for literature.

Moreover, Chaudhry Shafay Hussain for Kabbadi, Babar Azam for Cricket, Ziauddin (late), Javed Choudhry, Nadeem Malik and Atta Ur Rehman (late) for their outstanding work in Journalism.

Dr Anees Ahmed, Maulana Muhammad Hanif Jalandhari, Dr Qibla Ayaz and Allama Saqib Raza Mustafai received it as religious scholars whereas, Abdul Rauf Rufi for Naat Khawani, Waqar Ahmed Malik, Murtaza Mehmood, Imdad ullah Bosal, Moin Ul Haq and Dr Mohammad Ashraf Tahir for public service and to Mirza Ishtiaq Baig for social services.

President’s Award for Pride of Performance was conferred upon Dr Mehboob Ali Sial Science for Agriculture, Abdul Majid Khan, Muhammad Azam Khan Science and Ch. Muhammad Yousaf Science for Chemistry, Zulfiqar Ahmed Khan Engineering for Nuclear, Naveed Ahmad for Metallurgy, Hafiz M. Noshad Ali Engineering and Muhammad Javed Siddique for Mechanical Engineering.

Dr. Humayun Qureshi for Aerospace Engineering, Raheem Sanaullah Ch. For Electrical Engineering, Tariq Maqbool for Quality Management, Col (R) Muhammad Amin for Missile Design, Amad Ahmad for Digital Communication, Muhammad Mehboob Khan for Physics, Haroon Ikram Sheikh for Metallurgy & Material and Muhammad Rahman Nuclear for Safety Regulation.

Recipients included Dr Muhammad Maqsood for Physics, Vacuum Science & Technology, Prof. Dr Aisha Siddiqa for Medicine/Health, Ms. Parveen alias Sangeeta and Abdul Aziz Khan Alias Aziz Tabassum for Film Direction, Muhammad Hafeez Tahir Art for Production, Qadir Ali Shaggan for Music/Classical Singer, Anwar Hussain Vistro, Gul Zari (Wagma) and Ms. Arooj Aftab for Singing.

Altaf Hussain Tafu Khan for Tabla/Music Composing, Ustad Abdullah Khan for Shahani Playing, Nargis Shaheen for Broadcasting & Comparing, Anjum Shaheen (Alias Anjuman) for Acting, Amanullah Nasir for Acting/Writing, Syed Afzal Ahmad for Film and Tv Acting, Ms. Bushra Farrukh for Drama, Taskeen Zafar for News Reading/Anchoring, Sher Dad Khan Alias Sher Miandad Khan for Qawwali and Anjum Ayaz Art for Sculpting.

President’s Award for Pride of Performance was also given to R. M. Naeem Art for Painting and Education, Sain Dad for Ghara Dancing, Muhammad Javed Arts for Painting, Muhammad Qamar Sultan for Quranic Calligraphy and Syed Shamoon Ashraf Hashmi for Television Compere.

Obaidullah Darwesh Durrani, Dr Ghulam Hassan Hassanu, Rana Fazal Hussain, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ashraf Shaheen Qaiserani and Prof Jehanzeb Niaz Khan (Late) for Literature. Jamshid Khan Dukhi (Late) and Farhat Abbas Shah for Literature/Poetry.

It also included, Arshad Nadeem for Athletics, Sirbaz Khan for Mountaineering, Ms. Shahida Sports for Karate, Amina Wali for Skiing, Abdul Karim (late) for Mountaineering/Porter, Irfan Mehsood for Martial Arts, Masood Jan for Blind Cricket, Ahsan Ramzan for Snooker, Nooh Dastagir Butt for Weight Lifting, Tikka Khan and Hafiz Tahir Khalil for Journalism, Master Altaf Hussain (Late) for Public Service (Tailoring Pakistan Flag).

Tamgha-e-Pakistan was awarded to Huang Guiping (Late), Ms. Ding Mufang (Late) and Chen Sai (Late) for Services to Pakistan.

Tamgha-e-Shujaat was given to Amir Nawaz Khan (Shaheed), Muhammad Kamran (Shaheed), Col (R) Muhammad Arif, Muhammad Usman Shahbaz Gallantry, Dr. Kamran Ahmed, Sher Ahmed (Faisal Baloch, Tanveer Hussain Tunio, Amjad Ahmed, Mazhar Nawaz Shaikh, Bashir Ahmed Brohi, FC Zeeshan Ahmed, FC Naveed Ahmed, FC Zia ur Rehman, Shaheed Javed Ullah, Dr. Akbar Nasir, I.G., Sohail Zafar Chattha, Sadiq Shah, Raja Muhammad Majid, Muhammad Bilal Raja, Mubashir Saleem, Minhas Ahmad Khan, Ijaz Hafeez, Aqeel Ahmed Siddiqi and Waseem Ahmed Khan for Gallantry and Maj Zahoor Ahmed, Yahya Azeem and Abid Ali for Counter Terrorism.

Tamgha-e-Imtiaz was awarded to Chaudhary Waseem Akhtar, Ali Usman, Saleem Ahmad, SI, Naseeb Ullah Khan, SP/RO, CTD and Muhammad Ashraf Chaddar, DSP/RO, CTD for Gallantry.

Recipients of the award included Fathi Aly Yousef and Achad Bhuglah for Services to Pakistan, Ms Jehan Ara and Mudassir Sheikha for Information Technology, Ms. Riffat Shamshad for Space Science, Saleem Khan Lohani Science for Physics, Dr Uzma Batool for Medicine, Prof. Dr Muhammad Younas for Veterinary, Dr Rizwan Uppal, Dr Farah Naz Qamar for Medicine/Health, Prof. Dr Tanwir Khaliq, Prof. Dr Salman Ayaz, Dr Nusratullah Chaudhry and Dr S. Abbas Raza for Medicine.

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Prof. Khalid Mahmood for Neurosurgery, Muhammad Shahzad and Shahzad Sadiq for Mechanical Engineering, Muhammad Saadullah Chemical Engineering, Dr. Khurram Hameed Electronics Engineering, Syed Muhammad Yasir Abbas Communication Engineering, Prof. Dr Zahoor Ul Haq for Higher Education, Dr Samreen Hussain and Prof. Kamal Munir for Education.

It was also given to Ms. Noor Jahan Bilgrami for Visual, textile design, research & education, Rustam Ali Lone (Charli) for Acting, Arif Khan Alias Arbaz Khan for Film Direction & Artist, Muhammad Iqbal Latif for Production/Direction, Nigar Nazar Art for Puppetry, Cartoon & Animation, Zain Ullah Music for Chitrali Sitar Player annd Mr. Muhammad Hanif Alias Hanif Shahzad for Painting.

Jameel Ahmad Paul, Dr Zulfiqar Siyal, Dr Waheed Ahmad, Ms. Neelam Ahmad Bashir, Dr Sheikh Muhammad Iqbal, Mr Sooraj Narain Alias Narain Lal and Ms Khansa Maria for Literature.

Qari Dr Ikram Ullah Qira’at, Awais Raza Qadri for Naat Khawani, Shafiq Ahmed Chishti for Kabaddi and Ms. Bisma Maroof for Cricket.

Ajey Lalwani (Late) for Camerawork, Irshad Mastoi (Late), Musa Khan Khel (Late), Arif Khan (Late), Zia Ur Rehman Farooqi (Late) and Shahid Zehri (Late) for Journalism.

Ms. Cristina VON Sperling Afridi, Farhaj Sikandar Yar Khan, Dr. Faridullah Khan Ms. Saima Saleem, Yasin Malik for Public Service including Hassan Javed for Leather Exportation, Shehzad Ashghar for Textile Exportation, Shabbir Dewan for Plastic Exportation, Faud Garib Rice Exportation, Khalid Mehmood Exporter for Pharma, Kh. Masood Akhtar Sports Exportation whereas Yaqoob Zamindar for Social Services and Amin Hashwani for Social Services in Philanthropy.

Tamgha-e-Quaid-e-Azam was conferred upon Dr Mehreen Faruqi for her Services to Pakistan whereas Tamgha-e-Khidmat was given to Choudhary Pervaiz Iqbal Losar for his Services to Pakistan.


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