ISLAMABAD, March 23: President Gen Pervez Musharraf conferred 93 civil and military awards on outstanding individuals at an investiture ceremony held at the Aiwan-e-Sadr on Pakistan Day.
The president decorated 57 military personnel and 36 civilians. The awards have been conferred as follows:
TAMGHA-E-JURAT: Major M. Umar Farooq Rana, Major Sohail Sadiq and Capt Nadeem Raza, from Army Aviation.
SITARA-E-BASALAT: Major General Saleem Nawaz, Air Cdr Mohammad Siddique Javed (late), Brig Imtiaz Ahmed, Brig Furqanuddin, Wng Cdr Rizwanullah Khan (Shaheed), Major Malik Mumtaz Ahmed, Major Mohd Khan Shaheed, Major Irfan Aslam, Capt Mohammad Yahya Jan Shaheed, Havaldar Mohammad Rafique and Sepoy Zafar Mahmood Khan Shaheed.
TAMGHA-E-BASALAT: Brig Azizur Rehman, Brig Ghayyur Mehmood, Col Wahid Khan Bangish, Capt Sajid Iqbal Hussain (PN), Lt Col Malik Majid Hamid, Wng Cdr Syed Hussain Mehdi, Lt Col Mohd Ikramul Haq, Lt Col Saifullah Khan, Lt Col Abdul Jabbar Khan Asad, Major Arsalan Shaheen, Capt Saad Khan, Lt Cdr Naveed Razak (late), Sdn Ldr Khurram Habib, Lt PN Syed Mohabat Shah, Lt PN Jawad Hussain, Flying Officer Mohd Afzal (Shaheed), Sub Lt Attiqur Rehman (PN), Basharat Ali CSNA, Chief Petty Officer Meraj Ikram, Subedar Zawhar Khan Khattak (Shaheed), Subedar Ehsan Ullah, Naib Subedar Khairat Hussain, Naib Subedar Inayat Khan Aurakzai, Havaldar Mohammad Asif, Mohammad Zulfiqar Ali AA4 (Shaheed), Petty Officer Siraj Khan, Reham Badshah LPM, Tauseef Iqbal LWVAM (Shaheed), Naik Hassan Ali Turi (Shaheed), Lance Naik Mohammad Islam, Akmal Masseh SW1 (late), Tariq Mehmood CDT1, Mohammad Ramzan Marine One, Sepoy Nasir Khan (Shaheed), Sepoy Shamsuddin, Sepoy Jehangir Khan, Naeem Ahmed Jan WIT2 (Shaheed), Mohammad Imran MEM2 (Shaheed), Mohammad Tariq Javed MEM2 (Shaheed), Habibullah Anjum MEM2 (Shaheed), Syed Asad Abbas Zaidi CT2 (Shaheed), Senior Technician Shabbir Ahmed (Shaheed), and Sepoy Mujeebur Rehman (Shaheed).
NISHAN-I-IMTIAZ: Late Agha Shahi -- Public Service (Posthumous).
HILAL-I-PAKISTAN: (Service to Pakistan) Ryan C. Crocker, Ambassador of USA in Pakistan; Hasan Kemal Gur, Ambassador of Turkey in Pakistan; Ali Saeed Awadh Asseri, Ambassador of Saudi Arabia in Pakistan, and Gustavo Ricardo Machin Gomez, Ambassador of Cuba in Pakistan.
HILAL-I-IMTIAZ: Karim Ahmed, Science (Digital Systems), Chairman KRL, Shoaib Sultan Khan (Public Service), and Shamsul Mulk (Public Service).
HILAL-I-QUAID-I-AZAM: Ms Margherita Boniver, Deputy Foreign Minister of Italy (Public Service/Human Rights), Rear Admiral Michael A. LeFever, Commander Expeditionary Strike Group-I (Services to Pakistan), and Dr John W. Wall, Country Director, World Bank (Services to Pakistan).
SITARA-I-SHUJAAT: Late Iftikhar Ahmed -- Gallantry -- (Posthumous), Late Salman Ayaz Khan -- Gallantry - (Posthumous), Brig Pervez Sultan Khan -- Gallantry, Col Anwar-ul-Haq -- Gallantry, Col Hamidullah Saleem -- Gallantry.
SITARA-I-IMTIAZ: Dr Muzaffar Lateef Gill -- Medicine, Late Bob Woolmer, coach, Pakistan cricket team.
PRESIDENT'S AWARD FOR PRIDE OF PERFORMANCE: Fakhir Mehmood -- Art (Singing).
SITARA-I-QUAID-I-AZAM: Luo Zhaohui -- Services to Pakistan.
TAMGHA-I-SHUJAAT: Major Khalid Mahmood Khan -- Gallantry, Havaldar Zahid Kamal Khan -- Gallantry, Sepoy Kaman Khan -- Gallantry, Late Jaffar Hussain -- Gallantry (Posthumous), Late Dilbar Ali -- Gallantry (Posthumous), Late Adil Mohammad -- Gallantry (Posthumous), Late Khushal Khan -- Gallantry (Posthumous), Sepoy Muzaffar Shah -- Gallantry, Late Gul Nawab Shah -- Gallantry (Posthumous), Late Mian Mohammad Amin -- Gallantry (Posthumous), Late Mohammad Aqeel -- Gallantry (Posthumous), Late Sher Ahmed -- Gallantry (Posthumous), Late Zubair Ahmed -- Gallantry (Posthumous).
TAMGHA-I-IMTIAZ: Mohammad Saleh Zaafir -- Literature (Journalism), Mazhar Nisar -- Public Service (Broadcasting), Qari Najam Mustafa -- Public Service (Qirat).