Islamabad: Amid Independence Day celebrations, President Arif Alvi recently announced awards for 184 Pakistanis honouring their work in their respective fields.
Investiture will be held on Pakistan Day, 23 March 2021, honouring the recipients of the Nishan-i-Imtiaz, Hilal-i-Imtiaz, Hilal-i-Quaid-i-Azam, Sitara-i-Pakistan, Sitara-i-Shujaat, Sitara-i-Imtiaz, President’s Award for Pride of Performance, Sitara-i-Quaid-i-Azam, Sitara-i-Khidmat, Tamgha-i-Pakistan, Tamgha-i-Shujaat, Tamgha-i-Imtiaz, and the Tamgha-i-Quaid-i-Azam.
The list features several prominent individuals for their services in various fields including the performance arts, literature, science and education. It also acknowledges many of the country’s martyrs for their ‘gallantry’. The 184 recipients include citizens of Pakistan as well as foreign nationals, all being recognised for their contributions to their respective fields.
Among recipients were included Dr Yasar Mehmood Yousafzai and Dr Syed Faisal Mahmood for their services in Medicine and Public Health respectively.