Islamabad: Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari, on the occasion of 65th Independence Day, has conferred Civil Awards on Pakistani citizens and foreign nationals for excellence in various fields of activities.
The President has conferred a total of 192 Civil Awards including Nishan-i-Imtiaz (07), Hilal-i-Pakistan (01), Hilal-i-Iimtiaz (17), Sitara-i-Pakistan (01), Sitara-i-Shuja’at (03),Sitara-i-Imtiaz (45), President’s Award for Pride of Performance(24), Tamgha-i-Pakistan (01), Tamgha-i-Shuja’at (15), Tamgha-i-Imtiaz (76), and Tamgha-i-Quaid-i-Azam (02).
Following is the detail of civil awards conferred by the President:
Abdul Sattar Edhi (Social Service); Dr Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan (Public Service); Lt Gen (Retd) Khalid Ahmed Kidwai, DG, Strategic Plans Division (Public Service); Mehdi Hassan (Posthumous) (Art, Music); Saadat Hasan Manto (Posthumous) (Literature); Muhammad Irfan Burney, Chairman, NESCOM (Nuclear Science & Engineering); Munir Ahmed Khan (Posthumous), Ex-Chairman Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (Science).
Yang Jiechi (China) (Services to Pakistan).
Fauzia Wahab (Posthumous) (Public Service); Ansar Burney (Social Service); Zia Mohyeddin (Art: Acting / Comparing); Abida Parveen (Singer); Shabbir Hassan Khan Josh Malihabadi (Posthumous) (Poetry / Urdu Literature); Anwar Maqsood (Literature); Fatima Suriya Bajia (Literature); Major Gen. Ausaf Ali (Public Service); Ansar Parvez, Chairman, Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (Science); Hafeez Kardar (Posthumous), Former Captain Pakistan Cricket Team (Sports: Cricket); Fazal Mehmood (Posthumous), Former Captain Pakistan Cricket Team (Sports:Cricket); Masood Khan, Pakistan Ambassador in China (Services to Pakistan); Ahmed Chinoy (Public Service); Khalid Abbas Dar (Art: Drama Acting / Comparing); Azhar Abbas (Journalism); Hamid Mir (Journalism); Maj. Gen. (Retd) Ahmed Bilal, Chairman, SUPARCO (Public Service).
Dr. Rowan Douglas Williams Archbishop of Canterbury (British) (Services to Pakistan)
Maulana Muhammad Hassan Jan Shaheed (Gallantry); Shafique Ahmed Khan Shaheed (Gallantry); Raja Umer Khattab (Gallantry);
Yusuf H. Shirazi (Public Service); Senator Haji Ghulam Ali, former President, FPCCI (Public Service) (Trade and Industry); Ramzan Chhipa, Social Worker/ Philanthropy (Public Service); Dr. Attiya Inayatullah (Public Service) (Social Development & Human rights Women Development); Taj Haider (Public Service: Social Service / Politician); Dr. Aamir Ali Syed (Health); Ghulam Ali (Arts: Singing); Ms. Jugnoo Mohsin (Journalism); Qazi Aslam (Journalism); Hashim Khan (Sports: Squash); Aleem Sarwar Dar (Sports: Cricket Umpire);
Mrs. Shaista Zaid (Arts: News Caster); Air Cdre Muhammad Khalid Banuri (Policy Analysis); Lin Zouming (Services to Pakistan); Wang Guangya (Services to Pakistan); Mohsin Agha (Civil Engineering); Muhammad Jameel Rahi (Physics / Nuclear Engineering); Haris Ahmed Butt (Physics); Brig. (R) Sajjad Ali (Public Service); Shahzad Ali Malik (Public Service); Prof. Dr. Noshad A. Shaikh (Public Service); Arshad Sami Khan (Posthumous), Former Ambassador of Pakistan (Public Service); Abdul Sami Khan (Public Service);
Shujat Ali Baig (Public Service: Banking / Education and Promotion of sports); Saleem Ahmed Kharral (Public Service: Education); Syed Aqil Shah (Public Service: Promoting Sports); Dr. Qamar-ul-Haque (Science:Physics); Dr. Muhammad Ashfaq (Science: Agriculture); Prof. Dr. Ihsan Ali (Archaeology); Prof. Dr. Khan Bahadar Marwat (Agriculture Weed Science); Dr. Muhammad Aslam (Engineering: Nuclear); Dr. Sarfraz Khan Niazi (Engineering Science);
Dr. Khalid Jamil Akhtar (Health: Rehabilitation for Disable person); Dr. Mohammad Ali Jawad (Medicine); Dr. Muhammad Altamash (Health); Dr. Wajid Ali Khan (Health); Dr. Shaista Masood Khan (Health); Dr. Nehal Masood, M.D. (Health); Hakeem Rizwan Hafeez (Health: Tib-e-Unani); Mohammad Haroon Rashid (Researcher); Aziz Latif Jamal (Research/ Education); Al-Haaj Siddiq Ismail (Arts: Na’at Khwan); Sohail Ahmad (Arts: Drama Acting/ Comparing); Syed Ghulam Mohiyuddin Noor (Syed Noor) (Arts: Film Producer); Dr. Gopi Chand Narang (Literature)