President Zardari confers civil awards at impressive investiture ceremony
ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari decorated 67 recipients of National Civil Awards at an impressive investiture ceremony held at the Aiwan-e-Sadr on Friday.
Every year, the President awards Pakistan’s highest national civil awards in a ceremony on the occasion of Pakistan Day on March 23. The ceremony was attended by Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani, Speaker National Assembly Dr Fahmida Mirza, federal ministers, chiefs of armed forces, high ranking civil and military officers, diplomats and prominent personalities from all walks of life.
The President had approved 189 Pakistan Civil Awards on August 14, 2011, including the 9 approved as special cases after August 14, 2011.
The Governor Punjab on behalf of the President decorated 49 recipients of National Awards (Civil), at the Investiture Ceremony held at the Governor House Punjab, Lahore.
27 recipients of National Awards (Civil) were decorated by Governor Sindh, on behalf of the President, at the Investiture Ceremony held at the Governor House Sindh, Karachi.
15 recipients of National Awards (Civil) were decorated by Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, on behalf of the President, at the Investiture Ceremony held at the Governor House Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Peshawar.
Six recipients of National Awards (Civil) were decorated by Governor Balochistan, on behalf of the President, at the Investiture Ceremony held at the Governor House Balochistan, Quetta.
One recipient of National Awards (Civil) was decorated by Governor Gilgit-Baltistan, on behalf of the President, at the Investiture Ceremony held at the Governor House Gilgit-Baltistan, Gilgit.
Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee decorated 22 recipients of National Awards (Civil), on behalf of the President,at the Investiture Ceremony held later at JS HQ.
Eight foreign nationals including a Pakistani expatriate were decorated, on behalf of the President, by the Heads of Pakistan Missions located in the countries of respected recipients of awards on March 23, 2012 or later.
The list of awardees who were decorated at Aiwan-e-Sadr is as under:-
1. Late Begum Nusrat Bhutto (Public Service)
2. Late Mr. Salmaan Taseer (Public Service)
3. Mr. Farooq Hamid Naek (Public Service)
4. Dr. Fehmida Mirza (Public Service)
5. Senator Dr. A. Rehman Malik (Public Service)
6. Mr. M. Salman Faruqui (Public Service)
7. Mr. Abdul Aziz Al-Ghadeer (Services to Pakistan)
8. Ms. Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy (Female film-maker)
9. Mrs. Farzana Raja (Public Service)
10. Mr. Zamurrad Khan (Public Service)
11. Mr. Farhatullah Babar (Public Service)
12. Mr. Sultan Ali Lakhani (Public Service)
13. Mian Amer Mahmood (Public Service)
14. Mr. Nazir Naji (Journalism)
15. Prof. Mohammad Waris Mir late (Journalism)
16. Late Prof. Dr. Syed Wadal Shah (Science & Education)
17. Ms. Nargis Sethi (Public Service)
18. Mr. Adnan Bin Mohammad Amin Katib (Services to Pakistan)
19. Dr. Mohammad Farqad Alamgir (Services to Pakistan/Medicine)
20. Mr. Abdul Aziz Bullo Shaheed (Gallantry)
21. Mrs. Nasara Wazir Ali (Public Service)
22. Mr. Sikandar Ahmed Rai (Public Service)
23. Mr. Ghulam Murtaza Solangi (Public Service)
24. Mr. Sohail Ahmed Rana – Art (Music Director)
25. Mr. Hanif Khalid – Literature (Journalism)
26. Mr. Zahid Malik (Journalism)
27. Hafiz Tahir Khalil (Journalism)
28. Late Dr. Zaheer Ahmed (Public Service)
29. Mr. Burhan Kayaturk (Services to Pakistan)
30. Mr. Gohar Ejaz (Public Service)
31. Mr. Jamil Ahmed Khan (Public Service)
VII. PRESIDENT’S AWARD FOR PRIDE OF PERFORMANCE
32. Ms. Irtaza Rubab (Meera) – Art(Film Actress)
33. Mr. Mohammad Naumaan Ijaz- Art(Drama Actor)
34. Sheikh Jawed Iqbal (Jawed Sheikh) – Art (Film Actor/Director) 35. Mr. Muhammad Azmat Shigeyuki Ataka (Arts & Literature)
36. Mr. W.A. Tai Sports(Martial Art/ Yoga)
37. Mr. Jamal-ud-Din Shaheed (Gallantry)
38. Mr. Abdul Kabir Khan Shaheed (Gallantry)
39. Mr. Abdul Rashid Khan (Gallantry)
40. Mr. Said Ahmad Khan (Gallantry)
41. Mr. Abdullah Jan Tareen Shaheed (Gallantry)
42. Mr. Asif Rehman Khan (Khurram Khan) – Gallantry
43. Mr. Irshad Ali Raza (Gallantry)
44. Mr. Gulfat Hussain Shaheed (Gallantry)
45. Mrs. Shazia Gul late (Gallantry)
46. Mr. Shah Iran Shaheed (Gallantry)
47. Mr. Ighdali San (Gallantry)
48. Mr. Mohammad Hussain Shaheed (Gallantry)
49. Mr. Mohammad Tariq (Gallantry)
50. Major retd Dawar Bin Zahoor (Gallantry)
51. Lieutenant PN retd Muhammad Athar Iqbal (Gallantry)
52. Mr. Kachkol Khan Shaheed (Gallantry)
53. Haji Saleem Khan Shaheed (Gallantry)
54. Mr. Sadiq Amin Shaheed (Gallantry)
55. Mr. Attaullah Shaheed (Gallantry)
56. Mr. Faridullah Shaheed (Gallantry)
57. Mst. Shamshad Begum Shaheed (Gallantry)
58. Mr. Wesal Khan Shaheed (Gallantry)
59. Malik Manasib Khan Shaheed (Gallantry)
60. Malik Fazal Manan Shaheed (Gallantry)
61. Mr. Muhammad Naveed Younus Shaheed (Gallantry)
62. Syed Javaid Hasnain Kazmi – Art (Cameraman)
63. Mr. Abdul Jabbar Bhutto Photography – Fine Arts
64. Lt. retd Maqsood Ahmed (Public Service)
65. Mr. Ishtiaq Baig (Public Service)
66. Malik Muhammad Asif (Services to Pakistan)
67. Mr. Raihan Ali Merchant (Public Service)