akistan confers civil awards to individuals who have made significant contributions in various fields such as arts, literature, science, sports, and social services. These awards recognize their achievements and honor their valuable contributions to the nation.
Pakistan confers civil awards like the Sitara-i-Imtiaz, Hilal-i-Imtiaz, and Nishan-e-Imtiaz to recognize outstanding individuals in different fields. These awards are given for their exceptional contributions and achievements in areas such as arts, literature, science, sports, and social services. It’s a way to honor and appreciate their valuable work for the country.
To apply for these awards, individuals can be nominated by government officials, departments, or organizations. The nominations are then reviewed by a committee, and the final decision is made by the President of Pakistan. Unfortunately, individuals cannot directly apply for these awards themselves.
The nominees for the civil awards in Pakistan are decided by a committee that reviews nominations from government officials, departments, and organizations. The final decision is made by the President of Pakistan.
The criteria for these awards are based on the individual’s exceptional contributions and achievements in their respective fields. Factors such as their impact, innovation, leadership, and dedication are taken into consideration when selecting nominees for these awards.
As many as five Pakistanis are being awarded Nishan-i-Imtiaz. They are Iftikhar Arif (poet), Islahuddin Siddique (former hockey captain), Syed Qaim Ali Shah (former chief minister of Sindh), Raja Zafarul Haq (PMLN Senator) and Dr Shamshad Akhtar (former governor of State Bank of Pakistan).
Two persons being granted Hilal-i-Pakistan are dignitaries from friendly countries Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud (Saudi defence minister) and He Lifeng (Chinese vice premier). Sitara-i-Pakistan goes to assistant defence minister of Saudi Arabia, Engineer Talal bin Abdullah Al-Otaibi, and Hilal-i-Quaid-i-Azam being conferred on four Chinese diplomats Lou Zhaohui, Ning Jizhe, Nong Rong and Sha Zukang.
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan will be receiving the “Hilal-e-Imtiaz” for his remarkable impact on Sufi and classical music. Sarmad Khoosat and Bilal Lashari, renowned filmmakers who have taken Pakistani cinema to new heights, will be honored with the “Sitara-e-Imtiaz.”
Adnan Siddiqui will be recognized with the “Pride of Performance” for his powerful performances, and Sajal Aly will receive the “Tamgha-e-Imtiaz” for her exceptional storytelling skills. It’s wonderful to see these talented individuals being honored for their contributions to the entertainment industry.
Fortunately our industry is full of stars that deserve all the praises and recognition. One such star is Juggun Kazim, she too got Tamgh-e-imtiaz for her performance. Juggun posted a heartfelt post on Instagram announcing her honor.
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Faakhir Mehmood was also awarded along with Shabnum and Javed Bashir Ahmed for their soulful music contributions.
Indeed, this group of awardees truly represents the diverse and vibrant talent of Pakistan. Their captivating performances on screen and soul-stirring melodies have not only touched hearts but also brought people together across borders. As the investiture ceremony approaches, it’s important to recognize the impact of civil awards on both the recipients and the larger societal narrative.
These awards inspire aspiring artists to dream big and uphold values of creativity, dedication, and social responsibility for the betterment of our country.