Posthumous Nishan-i-Imtiaz for Sadequain, Ahmad Faraz

Published August 15, 2020
Renowned painter Sadequain (L) and poet Ahmed Faraz are among the three to receive Nishan-i-Imtiaz. — Photo courtesy Wikipedia/Dawn
Renowned painter Sadequain (L) and poet Ahmed Faraz are among the three to receive Nishan-i-Imtiaz. — Photo courtesy Wikipedia/Dawn

KARACHI: President Arif Alvi on Friday allowed grant of civil awards to 184 Pakistanis and foreign nationals for showing excellence and courage in their respective fields.

Renowned painter late Sadequain, iconic Sufi singer Abida Parveen and late poet Ahmad Faraz are among the recipients of Nishan-i-Imtiaz, while actors Talat Hussain and Bushra Ansari and late cricketer Abdul Qadir are among the recipients of Sitara-i-Imtiaz.

Chinese billionaire and co-founder of Alibaba Jack Ma will be given Hilal-i-Quaid-i-Azam for his services to Pakistan.

According to a press release, the awards, announced on Pakistan’s Independence Day, will be conferred on the recipients at an investiture ceremony to be taken place on the Pakistan Day i.e. March 23, 2021.

President Alvi announced the grant of Nishan-i-Imtiaz to six persons, Hilal-i-Imtiaz to two, Hilal-i-Quaid-i-Azam to one person, Sitara-i-Pakistan to two persons, Sitara-i-Khidmat to one person, Tamgha-i-Pakistan to one and Tamgha-i-Quaid-i-Azam to one person.

President Alvi announces grant of civil awards to 184 Pakistanis, foreign nationals

Following is the list of civil awards and their recipients.

Nishan-i-Imtiaz: Sadequain Naqvi (Arts, Painting/Sculpture), Prof Shakir Ali (Arts, Painting), Zahoor ul Haq (Arts, Painting/Sculpture), Abida Parveen (Arts, Singing), Dr Jameel Jalibi (Sindh, Literature Critic/Historian) and Ahmad Faraz (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Literature, Poetry).

Hilal-i-Imtiaz: Prof Dr Anwar ul Hassan Gillani (Sindh, Science, Pharmaceutical Sciences) and Dr Asif Mahmood Jah (Punjab, Public Service).

Hilal-i-Quaid-i-Azam: Jack Ma (China, Service to Pakistan).

Sitara-i-Pakistan: Kyu Jeong Lee (Korea, Service to Pakistan) and Salma Ataullahjan (Canada, Service to Pakistan).

Sitara-i-Shuja’at: Jawwad Qamar (Punjab, Gallantry), Safia (Shaheed) (KP, Gallantry), Hayatullah (KP, Gallantry), Malik Sardar Khan (Shaheed) (KP, Gallantry), Mumtaz Khan Dawar (Shaheed) (KP, Gallantry), Hayat Ullah Khan Dawar Hurmaz (Shaheed) (KP, Gallantry), Malik Muhammad Niaz Khan (Shaheed) (KP, Gallantry), Sepoy Akhtar Khan (Shaheed) (KP, Gallantry), Muhammad Naveed Sadiq (Punjab, Gallantry), Mahar Muhammad Yasir Manzoor (Shaheed) (Punjab, Gallantry), Shafqat Ullah Malik (KP, Gallantry), Prof Dr Mustafa Kamal Pasha (Shaheed) (Punjab, Gallantry), Prof Hafiz Maqsood Ahmad (Shaheed) (Punjab, Gallantry), Dr Bashir Ahmad (Shaheed) (Punjab, Gallantry), Dr Khalid Masood Qaisrani (Shaheed) (Punjab, Gallantry), Dr Muhammad Asif (Shaheed) (Punjab, Gallantry), Dr Shafqatullah (Shaheed) (Sindh, Gallantry), Dr Younas Channa (Shaheed) (Sindh, Gallantry), Dr Wilayat Ali Gopang (Shaheed) (Sindh, Gallantry), Prof Dr Muhammad Javed (Shaheed) (KP, Gallantry), Dr Munir Khan (Shaheed) (KP, Gallantry), Dr Usama Riaz (Shaheed) (Gilgit-Baltistan, Gallantry), Malik Ashder (Shaheed) (GB, Gallantry) and Dr Muhammad Ikhlaq (Shaheed) (Azad Jammu & Kashmir, Gallantry).

Sitara-i-Imtiaz: Abdul Hamid (Punjab) Science (Physics), Raja Shahid Nazir (Punjab) Engineering (Mechanical), Abdul Majeed Tilokar (Punjab) Engineering (Metallurgy), Dr Sajid Baloch (Punjab) Engineering (Electronics), Naeem Ullah Dar (Punjab) Engineering (Mechanical), Haider Ali Bhatty (Punjab) Engineering (Aerospace), Muhammad Saleem (Punjab) Engineering (Chemical), Amin Bahadur (KP) Engineering (Mechanical), Faizan Mansoor (Islamabad) Engineering (Nuclear Safety Regulation), Muhammad Aniq (Sindh) Engineering (Civil), Prof Dr Nisar Ahmed Siddiqui (late) (Sindh) Education, Prof Dr Farhan Saif (Punjab) Education, Bushra Ansari (Sindh) Arts (Acting), Talat Hussain (Sindh) Arts (Acting), Muhammad Imran Qureshi (Punjab) Arts (Miniature/Painting), Sultana Siddiqui (Sindh) Arts (Drama Writer/Director/Producer), Syed Farooq Qaiser (Punjab) Arts (Puppeteer/Writer), Naeem Altaf Bukhari (Punjab) Arts (Anchorperson), Abdul Qadir (late) Sports (Cricket), Sr. Ruth Lewis (late) Public Service, Brig Rana Arfan Shakeel Ramay (Punjab) Public Service, Lt Col Farooq Shahbaz (Punjab) Public Service, Prof Dr Khalid Mahmood (Sindh) Public Service, Sabina Khatri Public Service, Ahmed Irfan Aslam Public Service, Adnan Asdar Ali (Sindh) Philanthropy and Pir Syed Lakht-e-Hassanain (Punjab) Philanthropy.

President’s Award for Pride of Performance: Ruth Wenny Lekardal (Sweden) Service to Pakistan, Liaqat Ali (Punjab) Science (Laser & Optics), Dr Muhammad Fuzail (KP) Science (Chemistry), Dr Kiran Iqbal (Sindh) Science (Chemistry), Dr Qurrat-ul-Ain (KP) Science (Plasma Physics), Inam Ur Rehman (Punjab) Engineering (Nuclear), Munir Ahmed (Punjab) Engineering (Process Control & Aging Management), Dr Shakeel Abbas Rofi (Sindh) Engineering (Nuclear), Umar Asghar (Punjab) Engineering (Electrical), Dr Muhammad Mazhar Iqbal (Punjab) Engineering (Chemical), Dr Amir Shahzad (Punjab) Engineering, Zahid Noor Peracha (Sindh) Engineering (Electronics), Saleem Akhtar (Punjab) Engineering (Mechanical), Prof Dr Khalid Masud Gondal (Punjab) Education, Prof Dr Raisa Begum Gul (KP) Education (Nursing), Naimatullah alias Naimat Sarhadi (KP) Arts (Film Acting), Saima Shah alias Resham (Punjab) Arts (Film Acting), Humayun Saeed (Sindh) Arts (Acting), Sakina Samo (Sindh) Arts (Acting), Muhammad Ali Shyhaki (Sindh) Arts (Singing), Soraiya Khan (Mahjabeen Qazalbash) (KP) Arts (Singing), Krishan Gee (late) (Punjab) Arts (Singing), Ali Zafar (Punjab) Arts (Singing), Hina Nasrullah (Punjab) Arts (Sufi Singer/Naat Khuwan), Daryan Khan (Balochistan) Arts (Musical Instruments Maker), Zulfiqar Ali Lund (Sindh) Arts (Instrumentalist), Dr Abdul Qudoos Arif (Dr A.Q. Arif) (Sindh) Arts (Painting), Muhammad Baqir (Punjab) Arts (Fresco Painting), Shafique Farooqi (Punjab) Arts (Painting/Calligraphy), Muhammad Faheem (KP) Arts (Wood Lacque), Sarmad Sehbai (Islamabad) Arts (Play Writer/Director/Poet), Asif Ali Khan (Santoo) (Punjab) Arts (Qawwali), Indu Mariam Mitha (Punjab) Arts (Choreography), Muhammad Yousuf (Yousuf Gichki) (Balochistan) Literature (Writer), Mahtab Mahboob (Sindh) Literature (Writer), Mirza Athar Baig (Punjab) Literature (Writer), Abaseen Yousufzai (KP) Literature (Writer), Taj Muhammad Joyo (Taj Joyo) (Sindh) Literature (Poetry/Writer), Dr Muhammad Aslam Ansari (Punjab) Literature (Poetry/Writer), Farhan Mehboob (KP) Sports (Squash), Muhammad Irfan (Punjab) Sports (Kabaddi), Haider Ali (Punjab) Sports (Paralympic Athlete), Maulana Tariq Jamil (Punjab) Religious Scholar and Abdul Majid Qureshi (KP) Social Work.

Sitara-i-Quaid-i-Azam: Ying Yong (China) Services to Pakistan, Li Fangron (China) Services to Pakistan, Lei Mingshan (China) Services to Pakistan, Prof Dr Celal Soydan (Turkey) Services to Pakistan, Dr Tariq Shafi (late) (UK) Services to Pakistan and Mian Faisal Rashid (UK) Services to Pakistan.

Sitara-i-Khidmat: Richard Geary Horwitz (USA) Services to Pakistan.

Tamgha-i-Pakistan: Jane Teller (Denmark) Services to Pakistan.

Tamgha-i-Shuja’at: Muhammad Rafiq (Pakistan) Gallantry, Fida Hussain (Gilgit-Baltistan) Gallantry, Ali Aftab Tarar (Punjab) Gallantry, Syed Shahzad Hassan (Punjab) Gallantry, Haroon Rashid Khan (KP) Gallantry, Fakhr-u-Din (Punjab) Gallantry, Mian Khan (Punjab) Gallantry, Muhammad Faheem Raza Khan(Sindh) Gallantry, Malik Wasid Khan (KP) Gallantry, Molvi Gul Dad Khan (KP) Gallantry, Malik Aslam Noor Khan (KP) Gallantry, Muhammad Rafi (Shaheed) (KP) Gallantry, Daud Khan (Shaheed) (KP) Gallantry, Alam Zeb (Shaheed) (KP) Gallantry, Allah Rakha (late) (Azad Jammu & Kashmir) Gallantry, Shakeela Naz (Shaheed) (KP) Gallantry, Guncha Sartaj (Shaheed) (KP) Gallantry, Atezaz Ahmed Goraya (Balochistan) Gallantry, Sajid Khan Mahmond (KP) Gallantry, SIP Shahid Ali (Shaheed) Gallantry, Muhammad Iftikhar (Shaheed) Gallantry, Khuda Yar (Shaheed) Gallantry and Hassan Ali (Shaheed) Gallantry.

Tamgha-i-Imtiaz: Muhammad Suleman Mahsud (Pakistani) Services to Pakistan, Muhammad Junaid (Pakistani) Services to Pakistan, Muhammad Tahir Javed (USA) Services to Pakistan, Dr Navida Nasir (Punjab) Science (Chemistry), Zafar Iqbal Baig (Punjab) Science (Chemistry), Dr Manzoor Hussain (Punjab) Agriculture Science, Prof Dr Asif Ali (Punjab) Agriculture/Plant Breeding & Genetics, Dr Faisal Shahzad (Punjab) Material Sciences, Dr Syed Shabbar Abbas Rizvi (Islamabad) Engineering (Material Sciences), Muhammad Iqbal Qureshi (Punjab) Engineering (Mining), Muhammad Rizwan Ul Haq (Punjab) Engineering (Chemical), Muhammad Ajmal (Punjab) Engineering (Electronics), Dr Ali Kamran (KP) Engineering (Aerospace), Dr Nasir Majid Mirza (Punjab) Education, Prof Dr Asghar Zaidi (Punjab) Education, Prof Dr Nouman Ahmed (Sindh) Education, Prof Dr Muhammad Saeed Quraishy (Sindh) Education & Health Sciences, Dr Yasar Mehmood Yousafzai (KP) Medicine, Zeba Shahnaz (Sindh) Arts (Acting), Abdul Majid Jahangir (Sindh) Arts (Acting), Javed Mansoor Babar (KP) Arts (Drama Acting), Habib-ur-Rehman Panezai (Balochistan) Arts (Drama Acting), Fayaz Khan Khweshgi (KP) Arts (Singing), Prof Dr Muhammad Ashraf Khan (KP) Arts (Archaeology), Hameed Ullah Shah Hashmi (Punjab) Literature (Writer), Dr Yar Mohammad Maghmoom Khattak (KP) Literature (Writer), Shah Mirza (GB) Literature (Translation of Holy Qur’an in Shina language), Prof Rehmatullah Dard (late) (KP) Literature (Poetry), Dr Syed Faisal Mahmood (Sindh) Public Service, Muhammad Ilyas Ayub (AJK) Public Service, Syed Aamir Mahmood (Punjab) Public Service, Zubair Ali (KP) Public Service, Dr Shahzad Akbar (KP) Public Service, Dr Muhammad Farooq Uyghur (Balochistan) Public Service, Manzoor Ahmad (GB) Public Service, Dr Mumtaz Ahmed Khan (AJK) Public Service, Faisal Edhi (Sindh) Social Welfare, Prof Dr Shereen Khan (Balochistan) Social Welfare, Ms Ghazala Juma Khan (Balochistan) Social Welfare, Suleman Khan Mehtarzai (Balochistan) Social Work/Philanthropy, retired Captain Muhammad Ilyas (Islamabad) Gallantry, Javaid Iqbal (Punjab) Gallantry, Zahid Latif Malik (Punjab) Gallantry, Farid Ahmed Khan (Punjab) Gallantry, Omar Saeed (Islamabad) Gallantry and Muhammad Aslam (Sindh) Gallantry.

Tamgha-i-Quaid-i-Azam: Anumat Amat (Thailand) Services to Pakistan.

Published in Dawn, August 15th, 2020

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