ISLAMABAD, March 23 (APP): President Pervez Musharraf Sunday conferred civil and military awards on outstanding individuals at an investiture ceremony here at the Aiwan-e-Sadr. The ceremony marking the Pakistan Day celebrations was attended by caretaker Prime Minister Mohammadmian Soomro, members of his cabinet, services chiefs, ambassadors and notables.
The awards are given in recognition of the meritorious services rendered by men and women in in their respective fields, or for exemplary acts of gallantry.
The awards were announced for 157 persons including 24 women and 14 foreigners on August 14 last year.
The President conferred the awards on sixty-two (62) individuals at the Aiwan-e-Sadr.
Of these 28 were awarded in various categories for “acts of bravery, heroism, courage and rendering of dedicated services with selfless devotion in human rights and public service.”
Four of these awards were received by young sons of slain officers and one by a young daughter, while the rest were received by the widows of those who fell victim to terrorists.
SITARA-I-BASALAT (21): The Sitara-e-Basalat is in recognition of the exemplary leadership, excellent planning and their dauntless operations, that raised the stature of the armed forces not only within the country and abroad.
Lt Gen Shujaat Zameer Dar, Maj Gen Tahir Mehmood, Maj Gen Muhammad Farooq, Maj Gen Muhammad Haroon Aslam, Brig Muhammad Mumtaz, Capt Zahid Akram, Lt Col Muhammad Siddiq, Lt Col Amir Hameed (Shaheed), Lt Col Muhammad Rizwan Lashari, Maj Naeemullah Khattak, Maj Basharat Ahmad Noor, Maj Pervaiz Siddiq (Shaheed), Maj Khalid Aziz (Shaheed), Maj Tahir Mehmood, Maj Adil Ubaid, Maj Tauqeer Anwar Khan, Capt Salman Farooq Lodhi (Shaheed), Capt Zameer Abbas (Shaheed), Naib Subedar Muhammad Ilyas (Shaheed), Naib Subedar Ghulam Rabbi (Shaheed) and Lance Naik Sikandar Hayat (Shaheed).
HILAL-I-SHUJA’AT (03): Late Malik Mohammad Saad Khan, Late Inspector Hassan Khan, Lt. Col. Haroon Islam(Shaheed)
HILAL-I-IMTIAZ (06): Prof. Dr. Muhammad Iqbal
Choudhary, Justice Amir ul Mulk Mengal, Lt. Gen. Syed
Shujaat Hussain, Begum Bilquis Edhi, Prof. Dr. Jawad
Sajid Khan Begum Kulsum Saifullah Khan,
SITARA-I-SHUJA’AT (07): Late Khan Razik Khan, Sher
Akbar, District Police Officer, Late Tariq Mahmood,
Late Muhammad Salim, Sharfuddin Memon, Late Abid Ali,
Muhammad Umar Morio
SITARA-I-IMTIAZ (03): Prof. Dr. Mohammad Miyanoor Wala
Amin, Late Dr. Aftab Ahmed, Shun Imaizumi
TAMGHA-I-SHUJAA’T (18): Late Mohammad Jamshed Jadoon,
Late Abdul Aleem, Mrs. Nasreen Nasir, Late Bostan Gul,
Qurban Ali, Late Muhammad Abdullah Gondal,
Late Imtiaz-ul-Haq, Late Muhammad Naeem, Late Ahmed
Noor, Late Naseer Ahmed, Late Fareed Khan, Late Jawaid
Ahmed, Late Yasir Iqbal, Mubarrak Hussain, Late. Nazar
Muhammad, Late Faiz-ur-Rehman, Late Muhammad Sadiq,
Late. Sub. (retd) Said Ur Rehman,
TAMGHA-I-IMTIAZ (03): Mrs. Shirin Walji, Hafiz Tahir
Khalil, Shakil Shaikh
TAMGHA-I-KHIDMAT (01): Igor Nikolaevich Morozov
President’s Awards for Pride of Performance are conferred for outstanding achievements in the fields of Art, Literature, Science, Sports and Nursing. This year 39 individuals have been awarded the Pride of Performance.
In Academics these are awarded for research, achievement or performance in Medicine, Science, Engineering, Technology, Philosophy, History, Literature or the Arts, and invention of national importance.
The receipents of the Pride of Performance include; Jamaluddin Ahmed, Dr Liaqat Ali Khan, Ghulam Mohy-ud-din, Sohail Ahmed, Syed Zia Hasnain Shah, Ziafat Hussain, Dr Mohammad Shahzad, S Tauqeer ul Islam, Mohammad Arshad, Dr Farhan Saif, Dr Syed Abdul Mujeeb, Prof Dr Mohammad Saeed Khokhar, Begum Anis Fatima Majid Khan, Allah Bux, Akhtar Muneer, Gopad Das, Ustad Mehr Ali Khan, Ustad Sher Ali Khan, Naheed Raza, Miss Gulbahar Bano, Mujahid Hussain, Rashid Malik (late), Mrs Sultana Siddique, Abdul Karim Baloch, Nisar Malik, Abdul Qadir Junejo, Hanif Raza, Nasreen H Askari, Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan, Mansoor Ahmed Rahi, Ustad Mubarak Ali Khan, Mrs Noorul Huda Shah, Dr Saleem Akhtar, Dr Noor Nabi Tanveer Abbasi (late), Prof Dr Mohammad Taha Khan, Lt Cmndr Zahid Rauf, Miss Nida Waseem, Zubair Ahmed and Shahid Rahman.
Pakistani citizens are eligible for awards in the Order of Shuja’at, Imtiaz and President’s Awards for Pride of Performance while foreign nationals can be given civil awards in any Order for eminence and outstanding services to Pakistan in a significant field of activity.
The announcement of civil awards is generally made on Independence Day, and their investiture takes place on the following Pakistan Day - 23rd of March.