Celebration of Excellence: President Bestows 112 Civil Awards


In a momentous ceremony held at Aiwan-e-Sadr, President conferred Pakistan’s highest civil awards upon distinguished individuals from Pakistan and abroad.

In a momentous ceremony held at Aiwan-e-Sadr, President conferred Pakistan’s highest civil awards upon distinguished individuals from Pakistan and abroad. The event, graced by ministers, members of the diplomatic corps, and the families of the awardees, was a testament to the nation’s acknowledgment of exemplary service and valor across various domains.

Quaid-e-Azam University’s Distinguished Figures Honored with Civil Awards

During a prestigious ceremony, Quaid-e-Azam University witnessed several esteemed personalities being recognized for their exceptional contributions. Dr. Shahid Baig was awarded the Hilal-i-Imtiaz for his outstanding performance, while Professor Dr. Sohail Nadeem received the Sitara-i-Imtiaz. Professor Dr. Bushra Mirza was bestowed with the Pride of Performance award, showcasing her remarkable achievements.

Additionally, Professor Dr. Mushtaq and Professor Dr. Aamer Saeed Bhatti were both honored with the Tamgha-i-Imtiaz, highlighting their significant contributions to academia and society. This recognition underscores the university’s commitment to excellence and the invaluable role its faculty plays in shaping the nation’s intellectual landscape.

Recognizing Remarkable Achievements

Among the prominent recipients were stalwarts like former Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah, former caretaker Finance Minister Dr. Shamshad Akhtar, and politicians such as Raja Zafarul Haq and the late Mufti Abdul Shakoor. The ceremony also honored achievers from diverse fields, including mountaineer Naila Kiani, hockey player Salahuddin, poet Anwar Masood, journalist Sohail Warraich, film star Shabnam, and the iconic singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.

Global Recognition

In a testament to Pakistan’s global outreach, foreign nationals were also honored at the ceremony. Notable among them were Country Director of the Asian Development Bank, Yong Ye, UNDP’s Knut Ostby, and USAID’s Samantha Power, along with distinguished personalities like Grand Mufti of Bosnia & Herzegovina Dr. Husein, Saudi economist Dr. Muhammad Sulaiman al Jasseer, and Qatari economist Khalifa Jassim al Kuwari.

Exemplary Service Rewarded

The recipients of Nishan-e-Imtiaz, the highest civilian honor, included luminaries like the late Muhammad Hafeez Qureshi for nuclear science, Iftikhar Hussain Arif for literature and poetry, and Islahuddin Siddiqui for his outstanding contribution to hockey. Others awarded in this category were individuals esteemed for their invaluable public service, such as Syed Qaim Ali Shah, Raja Muhammad Zafarul Haq, and Dr. Shamshad Akhtar.

Honoring Bravery and Sacrifice

Bravery in the face of adversity was recognized with Sitara-e-Shujaat and Hilal-e-Shujaat awarded to individuals like Tariq Mahmood and Mushtaq Ahmed Sukehra, respectively. Their valorous acts serve as an inspiration to the nation.

Acknowledging Contributions to Society

The Sitara-e-Imtiaz recipients represented a wide array of talents and contributions, from Naila Kiani’s achievements in mountaineering to the artistic prowess of Shabnam. Additionally, President’s Pride of Performance was bestowed upon individuals like Farrah Mahmood Rana and Suhail Sarwar Sultan Warraich for their exceptional contributions.

Global Partnerships

The ceremony also recognized the efforts of global partners such as Sultan Bin Abdul Rehman and Yong Ye, who were honored with Hilal-e-Quaid-e-Azam for their invaluable services.

A Tribute to Sacrifice

The ceremony paid tribute to the ultimate sacrifice made by individuals like Sepoy Muhammad Younis Shaheed, whose bravery exemplifies the unwavering spirit of the nation.


As President presented the civil awards, he reiterated the nation’s commitment to recognizing and nurturing talent across all spheres. The ceremony concluded with a sense of pride and optimism, celebrating the achievements of the past while looking forward to a future illuminated by the brilliance of Pakistan’s finest.