ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi, at an investiture ceremony here in Islamabad on Thursday, conferred civil awards upon Pakistani and foreign nationals for their services in different fields.
These awards include eight Nishan-e-Imtiaz, 35 Tamgha-e-Imtiaz, 21 Hilal-e-Imtiaz, 30 Sitara-e-Imtiaz, nine Presidential Pride of Performance, 21 Tamgha-e-Shujat, eight Sitara-e-Shujat, one each Hilal-e-Pakistan, Hilal-e-Quaid-e-Azam and Tamgha-e-Khidmat.
Former Foreign Minister Sartaj Aziz, former senator late Mir Hasil Khan Bizenjo, late Justice Bhagwan Das, music composer Ahmed Ghulam Ali Chagla, poet Sufi Ghulam Mustafa Tabassum, actor late Muhammad Qavi Khan, squash players Jahangir Khan and Jan Sher Khan received Nishan-Imtiaz.
Eminent Urdu News Reader of Radio Pakistan Taskeen Zafar is also amongst the recipients of Presidential Pride of Performance award. Renowned film star Anjum Shaheen aka Anjuman also received the Presidential Pride of Performance.
Governor Sindh Kamran Khan Tessori, visually impaired Pakistani diplomat Saima Saleem and Captain Pakistani women cricket team Bisma Maroof received Tamgha-e-Imtiaz.
Renowned poet Saghar Siddiqui and TV host Fakhar e Alam received Sitara-e-Imtiaz.
Violinist Raees Ahmed, poet Amjad Islam Amjad, journalist Mujeeb ur Rehman Shami, philanthropist Muhammad Ramzan Cheepa and Bilquis Bano Edhi received Hilal-e-Imtiaz.