President of Pakistan, Dr Arif Alvi, will confer 127 civil awards to Pakistani and foreign nationals on Pakistan Day – 23 March 2019.
The civil awards are conferred based on excellence in respective fields.
These civil awards include Nishan-i-Imtiaz, Pride of Performance Award, Tamgha-e-Imtiaz, Hilal-i-Pakistan, Hilal-i-Imtiaz, Hilal-i-Quaid-i-Azam, Sitara-i-Pakistan, and Sitara-i-Shuja’at.
The ‘Nishan-i-Imtiaz’ would be awarded to Shoaib Sultan Khan in the field of public service.
The award for bravery, Sitara-i-Shuja’at will go to Shaheed Mairaj Ahmed Umrani (Balochistan), Shaheed Nawabzada Mir Siraj Raisani (Balochistan), Muhammad Idrees Shaheed and Asad Ali (Sindh).
In the field of games, Yasir Shah, and in acting Babara Sharif Shabbir Jan, Iftikhar Ahmed Thakur, and Reema Khan will be given pride of performance awards.
While, four foreign nationals including Seshira Eto of Japan, Xu Shaoshi of China and Ismail Kahraman of Turkey would be given ‘Hilali-Pakistan’ award.
As many as eight personalities Zaheer Ayub Baig (Punjab), Ghulam Asghar (Islamabad), Prof Dr Tasawar Hayat (Punjab), Wasim Akram (Punjab), Waqar Younis (Punjab), Prof Dr Recep Akdag (Turkey), Dr Michael Jansen (Germany) and Prof Abdul Bari Khan (Sindh) would be decorated with ‘Hilal-i-Imtiaz’ award.
Whereas, three Chinese nationals including Kong Xuanyou, Wang Xiaotao and Hu Xiaolian would get ‘Hilal-i-Quaid-i-Azam’ award.
Four personalities including Wajiha Haris (Romania), Mohammad Ilyas Khan (AJ&K), Long Yuxiang (China) and Lin Yi (China) to be decorated with “Sitara-i-Pakistan”.
As many as 34 personalities including Muhammad Arshad (Punjab), Dr Imtiaz Ahmed (Sindh), Dr Syed Muhammad Kamran Majeed etc.
The names for the civil awards winners were announced in a Cabinet Division press release on Sunday.