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President confers civil, military awards on 103 outstanding individuals PDF Print E-mail
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ISLAMABAD, March 23 (APP): President Asif Ali Zardari on Monday conferred civil and military awards on 103 outstanding individuals at an investiture ceremony here at the Aiwan-e-Sadr. The ceremony marking the Pakistan Day celebrations was attended by Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani, Chairman Senate, Speaker National Assembly, federal ministers, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, services chiefs, ambassadors and notables.

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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.

Out of the total of 103 awards, 19 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.”

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Famous poet Habib Jalib (late), who was known for his uncompromising stance on principles and faced various hardships including imprisonment, was awarded with Nishan‑i‑Imtiaz (posthumous) award, which was received by her daughter Tahira Habib.

Ali Moeen Nawazish, a student from Islamabad who made world record by securing “21 As” in the A level examination, was conferred President’s Pride of Performance Award in the field of education.

Mehr Muhammad Khalil, a driver, who by showing courage and intelligence ensured safety of the Sri Lankan cricket during the recent terrorist attack in Lahore, was awarded with Tamgha‑i‑Shujaat.

Following is the detail of civil and military awards conferredby President Zardari at the investiture ceremony:‑

The total of 102 awards conferred by the President include 34 Military Awards, 19 Gallantry Awards and 49 Civil Awards.

Military Awards, HI(M):

Vice Admiral Mahmood Ahmed Khan, Rear Admiral Bakhtiar Mohsin, Vice Admiral Muhammad Shafi, Rear Admiral Riazullah Khan, Maj Gen Muhammad Ovais Mustafa, Maj Gen Niaz Muhammad Khan Khattak, Maj Gen Raja Muhammad Arif Nazir, Maj Gen Zahid Mubashir Sheikh, Maj Gen Nasir Mahmood, Maj Gen Asif Yasin Malik, Maj Gen Muhammad Haroon Aslam, Maj Gen Waheed Arshad, Maj Gen Rashad Mahmood, Maj Gen Muhammad Yaqub Khan, Maj Gen Hamid Mahmud, Maj Gen Ulfat Hussain, Maj Gen S. Ithar Hussain Shah, Maj Gen Syed Shakeel Hussain, Maj Gen Gul Muhammad, Air Vice Marshal Muhammad Safdar Khan, Air Vice Marshal Faaiz Amir, Maj Gen Liaqat Ali, Maj Gen Ghulam Mustafa Kausar, Maj Gen Noor Hussain, Maj Gen Raheel Sharif, Maj Gen Tariq Mahmood, Maj Gen Tahir Mahmud Malik, Maj Gen Wajahat Ali Muftee, Air Vice Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt, Air Vice Marshal Farhat Hussain Khan, Maj Gen Farooq Ahmed Khan, Maj Gen Chaudhry Ahmad Khan, Maj Gen Waqar Ahmad, and Maj Gen Sefvan Majed Janjua.

Gallantry Awardees:

Lt Col Shahid Ahmed, C/O Sep Maqbool Hussain (Retd), SJ; Brig Muhammad Hanif, S.Bt; Brig Nazir Ahmed, S.Bt; Brig Ali Abbas Haider, S.Bt; Col Shaukat Hassan, S.Bt; Captain (PN) Muhammad Masud Akram, S.Bt; Lt Col Syed Rizwan Rizvi, S.Bt; Lt Col Muhammad Naseem, S.Bt; Lt Col Abdul Karim, S.Bt; Wing Commander Azhar Ismail, S.Bt; Nok (Widow) Mst Riffat Azhar; Major Muhammad Pervez Khan, S.Bt; Major Tariq Anees Ahmad (Shaheed) S.Bt; Nok (Widow) Mst Fatima Tariq; Major Qasim Gul (Shaheed) S.Bt, Nok (Widow) Capt Dr Nadia Khan; Major Rana Shaukat Shabbir, S.Bt; SQN Leader Ammar Hassan Butt (Shaheed) S.Bt, Nok (Widow) Mst Shazia Ammar Hussain; Major Abdul Wadood, S.Bt; Major Naeem Gohar (Shaheed), S.Bt, Nok(widow) Mrs Farah Naz; Capt Hafeez Ur Rehman, S.Bt; Capt Muhammad Raheel Matloob, S.Bt; Lt Muhammad Rafaqat Baig, S.Bt; Lt Atif Qayyum (Shaheed), S.Bt, Nok (Father) Mr Qayyum Nawaz; MCPO (Retd) Khalid Farooq (Posthumous), S.Bt, Nok(Widow) Azra Yasmeen; N/Sub Fateh Muhammad Minhas (Shaheed) S.Bt, Nok (Widow) Mst Tasleem Akhter; Hav Ali Murad (Shaheed), S.Bt, Nok Mst Gul Naz; FCA‑IV Anwar Ul Haq (Posthumous), Nok (Widow) Samina Yasmeen; Nk Muhammad Akhlaq (Shaheed), S.Bt, Nok (Widow) Mst Attia Aslam; Sep Syed Iftikhar Hussain (Shaheed) S.Bt, Nok (Widow) Asia; Sep Amjad Ali (Shaheed), S.Bt, Nok (Widow) Mst Nosheen; and Rect Majid Nawaz (Shaheed) S.Bt, Nok (Mother) Mst Kaneez Fatima.

Civil Awardees:


Habib Jalib (Posthumous)



Muhammad Farooq Awan, H.St


Prof Dr. M. Aslam Baig, Prof Asghar Qadir, Prof Dr. Naveed Ahmad Tahir, Nok (Daughter) of Late Ahmad Ali Khan, Fakhar Zaman, and Dr Muhammad Shoaib Suddle.


Greg Mortenson


Naveed Elahi


Prof Dr Anna Suvorova, Muhammad Athar Tahir Chowdhry, Dr Syed Mohammad Ali Shah, Abdul Wadood Qureshi and Dr. Manzoor Ahmad.

President’s Award for pride of performance:

Javaid Tufail Niazi, Babar Ali Niazi, Ali Moeen Nawazish and Hajra Mansoor.


Prof Asada Yutaka


Bushara Parveen, Nok (Widow) of Mr Akhtar Hussain, T.St; Iftikhar Hussain, T.St; Mumtaz Zarin, T.St; Waqif Khan, T.St; Noor Muhammad, Nok (son) of Khan Muhammad (Shaheed) T.St; Abdul Ghaffar Khan, Nok (Father) of Nisar Khan (Shaheed) T.St; Mohammad Aziz, Nok (Brother) of M. Rehman (Shaheed) T.St; Saif‑ul‑Malook, T.St; Azad Khan, T.St; Zulfiqar Ali Khan Sunbal, T.St; Pir Fareed Jan Sarhandi, T.St; Meer Zadi And Shabana Jillani, Nok (Widow) of Inspector Ali Asghar Dahiri; Capt Shazia Anjum, Nok (Widow) of Head Constable Raja Tariq Ayoub; Abdul Rehman Abdu, T.St; Gulfam Bibi, T.St; Shahid Ali Khan, Nok (Son) of Late Mr Liaqat Ali Khan, T.St; and Mehr Muhammad Khalil.


Dr Saeed Ahmed, TI, Ms Durdana Butt and Syed Kaleem Imam.



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