184 recipients of civil awards announced; Edhi, Faraz, Ali Zafar, veteran actors, foreign delegates among others on list

A list of 184 civil awards recipients has been issued by the govt on the occasion of Pakistan’s 73rd Independence Day , all of whom, including actors, poets, soldiers, television anchors, singers and foreign dignitaries, are going to be presented their respective honours by President Dr Arif Alvi during a ceremony on Pakistan Day next year.

Philanthropist and Edhi Foundation head Faisal Edhi are going to be awarded the Tamgha-i-Imtiaz. The Nishan-i-Imtiaz are going to be awarded to ace painter Sadequain Naqvi. Other recipients of the award include singer Abida Perveen and late poet Ahmed Faraz.

Actors Bushra Ansari and Talat Hussain are named for the Sitara-i-Imtiaz award. they need entertained audiences both inside and out of doors Pakistan for quite 20 years . Anchor Naeem Bukhari is additionally one among the recipients of the award.

President Alvi also will present the Pride of Performance award actors to Humayun Saeed, singer Ali Zafar and non secular scholar Maulana Tariq Jameel. Sakina Samo also will get an equivalent award for her acting skills.

Last year, Mehwish Hayat, Sajjad Ali, Attaullah Khan Esakhelvi, Babra Sharif, comedian Iftikhar Thakur and journalist Arshad Sharif were among others who received the awards.

Pakistan Civil Awards were established on Saint Joseph , 1957, following the proclamation of Pakistan as an independent republic on March 23, 1956. The announcement of civil awards is usually made once a year on Independence Day , and their investiture takes place on the subsequent Pakistan Day, March 23.

According to Article 259(2) of the Constitution of Pakistan 1973, along side the Decorations Act 1975, the president confers civil awards on Pakistani citizens in recognition of gallantry. Awards for pride of performance are conferred for outstanding achievements within the fields of art, literature, science, sports and nursing.

In December, the ministries and their divisions are invited to recommend candidates to the cupboard Division. Received nominations are considered by three awards committees after which the ultimate proposal is shipped to the president for approval.

The president can confer awards to foreign nationals any time during the year. For such awards, proposals are made by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and approved by the president before conferral.

The awards comprise five orders, each with four descending classes: Nishan [Order], Hilal [Crescent], Sitara [Star] and Tamgha [Medal].

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