ISLAMABAD – President Mamnoon Hussain conferred 46 military and 50 civil awards on various personalities from different walks of life for their meritorious services in different fields on the occasion of Pakistan Day (Thursday).
The President decorated 50 Pakistan Civil Awards, including 10 Foreign Nationals and Pakistanis living abroad, at a simple but impressive Investiture Ceremony held at Aiwan-e-Sadr, Islamabad
The awards in military categories included thirty-six Hilal-i-Imtiaz (Military) and ten Sitara-i-Basalat (Military).
The Awards in Civil categories included Hilal-i-Shujaat (1), Hilal-i-Imtiaz (3), Sitara-i-Pakistan (1), Sitara-i-Shujaat (1), Sitara-i-Imtiaz (9), President’s Award for Pride of Performance (6), Tamgha-i-Pakistan (1), Tamgha-i-Shujaat (16), Tamgha-i-Imtiaz (11) and Tamgha-i-Khidmat (1).
The recipients of national awards also included eleven foreign nationals from Norway, Turkey, Italy, China, UK, Canada and Sri Lanka.
The ceremony was attended by ministers, parliamentarians, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Zubair Mehmood Hayat, Services Chiefs, diplomats, high civil and military officials, and people belonging to different walks of life.
Following are the recipients of Military and Civil awards:
Hilal-i-Imtiaz (Military): , Lt Gen Bilal Akbar, Air Marshal Muhammad Iqbal, Lt Gen Asif Mumtaz Sukhera, Air Marshal Mujahid Anwar Kha, Air Marshal Arshad Mahmood, Lt Gen Sher Afgun, Lt Gen Qazi Mohammad Ikram Ahmad, Maj Gen Amjed Iqbal, Maj Gen Muhammad Ashfaq, Maj Gen Parvez Ahmed, Maj Gen Jawad Khaliq Ansari, Maj Gen Shahzad Malik, Maj Gen Basit Raza, Rear Admiral Mukhtar Khan, Rear Admiral Muhammad Fayyaz Gilani, Rear Admiral Moazzam Ilyas, Maj Gen Shahzad Naeem Khan Baloch, Maj Gen Syed Shafqat Asghar, Maj Gen Muhammad Humayun Saleem, Maj Gen Amer Aslam Khan, Maj Gen Syed Hasnat Amir Gilani, Maj Gen Ali Farhan, Maj Gen Syed Anis Akbar, Maj Gen Abid Ejaz Kahloon, Maj Gen Azhar Saleh Abbasi, Maj Gen Majid Ehsan, Maj Gen Aamir Abbasi, Maj Gen Syed Qaiser Abbas Shah, Maj Gen Tariq Qaddus, Maj Gen Abdullah Dogar, Maj Gen Hamood-uz-Zaman Khan, Maj Gen Zafar-ul-Haq. Maj Gen Shahid Mahmood, Rear Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi, Rear Admiral Asif Khaliq, Maj Gen Maqbool Ahmad.
Sitara-i-Basalat: Lt Col Faisal Malik (Shaheed), Lt Col Iftikhar Ahmed Jamil (Shaheed), Flight Lt Hussain Muhammad Musaddiq, Capt Omer Farooq Suleman (Shaheed), Capt Jawad Ahmed, Hav Muhammad Zia (Shaheed), Naek Abdul Hameed, Sepoy Hussain Ali (Shaheed), Sep Muhammad Shabir (Shaheed), Sep Qadeer Ahmed (Shaheed).
List of Awardees (Civil):
Hilal-i-Shujaat: Mr. Muhammad Tahir Rai (Gallantry).
Hilal-i-Imtiaz: Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ashraf (Science), Prof. Dr. Wasim Ahmad (Science), and Mr. Tariq Ahmad (Engineering).
Sitara-i-Pakistan: Mrs. Embjorg Holger Larsen, spouse of H.E. Mr. Leif Holger Larsen (late), Royal Embassy of Norway, Islamabad (Services to Pakistan).
Sitara-i-Shujaat: Brigadier Khalid Farid (Gallantry).
Sitara-i-Imtiaz: Mr. Adil Shabbir Kerai, nephew of late Mr. Habib Fida Ali (Architecture), Prof. Dr. Syed Ather Enam (Medicine), Mr. Mohsin Raza (Arts Music), Mr. Mushtaq Kassim Chhapra (Public Service), Mr. Raees Ahmed (Arts, Sitar), Mr. Farhan Rais Khan, son of Ustad Rais Khan (Arts Violinist), Prof. Dr. Halil Toker (Turkey), Dr. Luca Maria Olivieri (Italy), and Mr. Yang Wei (China).
President’s Award For Pride Of Performance: Prof. Dr. Muhammad Qasim Bughio (Literature), Mr. Sarfraz Mahmood alias Sarfraz Shahid (Literature), Mr. Khursheed Ahmad Nadeem (Journalism), Mr. Alamgir Anwar Shaikh (Sports) Mr. Rashid Ahmed Aslam (Public Service) and Dr. Khalid Sharif, (Medicine), UK.
Tamgha-e-Pakistan: Mr. Muhieddine El-Tannir, Islamabad (Services to Pakistan).
Tamgha-i-Shujaat: Mr. Hazrat Noor, Son of Malik Muhammad Younas Shaheed, Bajaur Agency, Mr. Muhammad Zarin, father of Mr. Ajmal Khan Shaheed, Mohmand Agency, Ms. Samina Bibi, widow of Mr. Hazrat Ghani Shaheed, Malakand, Mr. Muhammad Yusuf Suddle, father of Mr. Muhammad Zeeshan Shaheed, Sialkot. Ms. Shazia Noreen Khan, widow of Mr. Abdul Wajid Khan Shaheed, Peshawar, Mr. Nisar Ahmed, next of kin of Mr. Riaz Ahmed Shaheed, Quetta, Mr. Fazli Naeem Mr. Liaqat Ali, Brig. Imran Mushtaq, Raja Shah Baz Khan, Lt. Col. Aamir Naveed Hussain, Mr. Zahid Jamal, Mr. Muhammad Iqbal, Raja Umer Khattab, Mr. Azizullah Khan, Syed Bilal Ahmad. (All Gallantry).
Tamgha-i-Imtiaz: Prof. Dr. Khalida Soomro (Medicine), Dr. Rashid Ahmed (Medicine), Mr. Muhammad Hameed Shahid (Literature), Mr. Shahrome Safdar Khattak (Public Service), Mr. Muhammad Mushtaq Ahmed (Public Service), Prof. Dr. Bushra Mirza (Science), Dr. Javid Kiyani (Medicine) UK, Dr. Bromely Peter (Medicine) UK, Prof. Darius Mirza (Medicine) UK, Prof. Naweed Imam Syed (Science), Canada, and Prof. Chen Jidong (China).
Tamgha-i-Khidmat: Mr. Ifthikhar Aziz, Sri Lanka (Services to Pakistan).
Nearly two dozen recipients were awarded in Lahore; nine in Karachi; eight in Peshawar; five in Quetta, and two in Gilgit. The ceremonies were held in four provincial capitals at the respective Governor Houses, and the G-B capital city.
Similarly, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee decorated 33 recipients of the awards at Joint Staff Headquarters, while six foreign nationals and one Pakistani citizen were awarded by the heads of the Pakistani missions in the respective countries.