Humayun Saeed, Ali Zafar, Abida Parveen & 181 Others Receive ‘Pakistan Civil Awards’

Humayun Saeed, Ali Zafar, & Abida Parveen Among The Many Others On List Of 184 Civil Awards Recipients

On Independence Day, August 14, 2020, the government issued a list of 184 civil awards recipients. All of the recipients will be presented their respected honors by President Dr. Arif Alvi on Pakistan Day, 23 March.

Additionally, these include poets, soldiers, actors, news anchors, singers, and foreign public figures for showing brilliance and courage in their respective fields.

‘Pakistan Civil Awards’ were established on March 19, 1957, subsequent to the proclamation of Pakistan as an independent republic on March 23, 1956. Also, the announcement of civil awards generally takes place once a year on Independence Day. Moreover, their investiture takes place on the following Pakistan Day, March 23.

The awards comprise five orders, each with four descending classes: Nishan [Order], Hilal [Crescent], Sitara [Star], and Tamgha [Medal].

Humayun Saeed, Ali Zafar, & Abida Parveen Among The Many Others On List Of 184 Civil Awards Recipients

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According to a handout issued by the cabinet secretariat, the president granted Nishan-i-Imtiaz to seven persons. Furthermore, it includes; Hilal-i-Imtiaz to two persons; Hilal-i-Quaid-i-Azam to four; Hilal-i-Quaid-i-Azam to one; Sitara-i-Quaid-i-Azam to six; Sitara-i-Pakistan to two; Sitara-i-Shuja’at to 24; Sitara-i-Imtiaz to 27; President’s Tamgha-i-Husn-i-Karkardagi to 44; Sitara-i-Khidmat to one; Tamgha-i-Pakistan to one; Tamgha-i-Shuja’at to 23; Tamgha-i-Imtiaz to 46 and Tamgha-i-Quaid-i-Azam to one person.

Essentially, awards for Pride of Performance Award (Tamgha-i-Husn-i-Karkardagi) for outstanding achievements. In the fields of art, literature, science, sports, and nursing.

Recipients announced to be on the civil awards list

Philanthropist and Edhi Foundation head Faisal Edhi is to be awarded the Tamgha-i-Imtiaz. After the demise of his father Abdul Sattar Edhi, he took over the responsibilities of the foundation. He helps millions of people across Pakistan.

Additionally, the Nishan-i-Imtiaz will be awarded to ace painter Sadequain Naqvi. Other recipients of the award include the legendary singer Abida Perveen, late poet Ahmed Faraz, Zahoor ul Haq, Muhammad Jameel Khan, and Dr. Jameel Jalbi.

Humayun Saeed, Ali Zafar, & Abida Parveen Among The Many Others On List Of 184 Civil Awards Recipients

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Moreover, President Alvi will present the Pride of Performance Awards to actor Humayun Saeed, singer Ali Zafar and religious scholar and preacher Maulana Tariq Jameel. In addition, Sakina Samo, Naimat Sarhadi, and Pashto singer Mahjabin Qazalbash will also get the award the same award.

For the Sitara-i-Imtiaz award, veteran actress Bushra Ansari, and Talat Hussain have been named. They have entertained audiences both inside and outside Pakistan for more than two decades. Apart from them, Farooq Qaiser, Naeem Bukhari, and cricketer Abdul Qadir (late) will also be conferred.

By the same token, Pakistan will confer civil awards on four Chinese nationals including philanthropists and founder of e-commerce giant Ali Baba, Jack Ma, for their services towards the country.

Celebs took to Twitter and expressed their gratitude

Last year, Mehwish Hayat, Sajjad Ali, Attaullah Khan Esakhelvi, Babra Sharif, comedian Iftikhar Thakur, and journalist Arshad Sharif were among others who received the ‘Pakistan Civil Awards.’

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