ISLAMABAD: The government of Pakistan has issued a list of 184 people who will be granted civil awards on Mar 23. The list includes a spectrum of people from different sectors including entertainment, literary, armed forces and arts.
President Arif Alvi will hand over the awards during a ceremony on Pakistan Day.
Chairman Edhi Foundation and son of famous philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi, Faisal Edhi will be awarded Tamgha-i-Imtiaz. He has taken over responsibilities of Edhi Foundation after death of his father.
Singer Abida Perveen, poet Ahmed Faraz and painter Sadequain Naqvi will be bestowed upon with Nishan –e-Imtiaz.
TV host and actress Bushra Ansari, actor Talat Hussain and anchor Naeem Bukhari be presented Sitara e Imtiaz award by the president.
Religious scholar Maulana Tariq Jameel, actor Humayun Saeed, singer Ali Zafar and actress Sakina Samo will be granted Pride of Performance award.