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.
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.”
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Prof Dr Anna Suvorova, Muhammad
Athar Tahir Chowdhry, Dr Syed Mohammad Ali Shah, Abdul Wadood Qureshi and Dr.
President’s Award for pride of
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
Dr Saeed Ahmed, TI, Ms Durdana
Butt and Syed Kaleem Imam.