President Dr Arif Alvi would confer 127 civil awards on citizens of Pakistan as well as foreign nationals on March 23 for showing excellence in their respective fields.The investiture ceremony of these awards would take place on March 23 – the Pakistan Day- a Cabinet Division press release said here. The ‘Nishan-i-Imtiaz’ would be awarded to Shoaib Sultan Khan in the field of public service.While, four foreign nationals including Seshira Eto of Japan, Xu Shaoshi of China and Ismail Kahraman of Turkey would be given ‘Hilali-Pakistan’ award. As many as eight personalities Zaheer Ayub Baig (Punjab), Ghulam Asghar (Islamabad), Prof Dr Tasawar Hayat (Punjab), Wasim Akram (Punjab), Waqar Younis (Punjab), Prof Dr Recep Akdag (Turkey), Dr Michael Jansen (Germany) and Prof Abdul Bari Khan (Sindh) would be decorated with ‘Hilal-i-Imtiaz’ award.Whereas, three Chinese nationals including Kong Xuanyou, Wang Xiaotao and Hu Xiaolian would get ‘Hilal-i-Quaid-e-Azam’ award. Four personalities including Wajiha Haris (Romania), Mohammad Ilyas Khan (AJ&K), Long Yuxiang (China) and Lin Yi (China) to be decorated with ‘Sitara-i-Pakistan.’The Sitara-i-Shuja’at award would go to Muhammad Idrees Shaheed, Shaheed Nawabzada Mir Siraj Raisani (Balochistan), Asad Ali (Sindh) and Shaheed Mairaj Ahmed Umrani (Balochistan). As many as 34 personalities including Muhammad Arshad (Punjab), Dr. Imtiaz Ahmed (Sindh), Dr Syed Muhammad Kamran Majeed, Dr Muhammad Zafar-Uz-Zaman (Punjab), Lt. Col. Retd. Manzoor Ahmad (Punjab), Prof Dr Shahid A. Sami, Dr. Pervaiz A. Chaudhary, Dr. Prof. Retd. M. Lateef Chaudhry, Dr. Inayatullah Padhiar, Kaleemullah Lashari (Sindh), Muhammad Ahmed Shah (Sindh), Sajjad Ali (Sindh), Munir Hussain (late) (Punjab), Babra Sharif (Punjab), Kamil Khan Mumtaz (Punjab), Attaullah Khan Esakhelvi, Professor SahibzadaHameedullah, Yasir Shah, Shamim Ahmed Sheikh (Canada ), Dr. Asif M. Rehman (USA), Dr. Zia ul Hasan (Pakistan), Steven J. Burian (USA), Dr. James A. Tebbe (USA), Lou Ronghuai (China), Khawaja Masood Akhtar, Syed Abu Ahmad Akif (Sindh), Pir Muhammad Diwan (Sindh), Muhammad Bashir Farooqui (Sindh), Samar Ali Khan (Sindh), Iqbal Ali Lakhani, Aqeel Karim Dhedhi (Sindh), YounusTabba, Saima Shahbaz Malik and NiloferSaeed (Sindh)-would receive ‘Sitara-i-Imtiaz’ award.The President’s award for Pride of Performance would be given to 28 persons including Hamid Mahmood (Punjab), Muhammad Saeed Ur Rehman (Punjab), Muhammad Shahid Saleem (Punjab), Arshad Ali (Punjab), Dr. Salma Khanam (Punjab), VaqarAkhtar (KPK), Raza Ellahi (KPK), Waqar Uz Zaman (KPK), Muhammad Hasan (Sindh), Engr. Dr. NasirMahmood Khan (Punjab), Prof. Dr. Sarosh Hashmat Lodhi (Sindh), Prof. Dr. Umbreen Javaid (Punjab), Muhammad Shabbir Jan (Sindh), Iftikhar Ahmad Thakar (Punjab), Ishrat Fatima (Islamabad), Siyani Khatoon (Sindh), Bashir Ahmad (Punjab), Reema Khan (Punjab), Nasir Adeeb, Taj Baloch (Sindh ), Sofia Yazdani, Muhammad Arshad Sharif (Punjab), Muhammad Inam Butt (Punjab), Luqman Ali Afzal, Sana Ullah Ghuman, Muhammad Ashraf Ali (late) (Gilgit-Baltistan), Rasheed Masood Khan (Balochistan) and Muhammad AmanUllah Khan (Punjab). The ‘Sitara-i-Quaid-i- Azam’ award would be given to Naveed Ahmed Sherwani (USA), while ‘Tamgha-i-Pakistan’ would go to Li Xuedon (China).As many as 23 personalities including Muhammad Hanif Bashir (Punjab), Imran Aqiq (Punjab), QamarZaman (KP), Muhammad Fayyaz Tipu (KP), Syed Naymatullah (Balochistan ), Syed Ghaib Ali Shah (Gilgit-Baltistan), Haji Zahid Khan (KP), Khushal Khan (KP), Brig Rizwan Afzal (KP), Muhammad Younis (Sindh), Sajid Hussain (Balochistan), UmerSajid (Shaheed) (Punjab ), Dr. Khalid Khan (KP), Muhammad NoumanZafar (Punjab ), Wajahat Ullah Afridi (KP), Syed Muhammad Omer MobeenJillani (Shaheed) (Punjab), Sub.Maj (Rtd). Allah Ditta (Shaheed) (Punjab ), Muhammad Iqbal (Punjab), Syed Fawad Ali (Late) (KP), Muhib Khan (late) (KP), Syed Shahrukh Haider Zaidi (Islamabad), SaimShafait (Late) (AJ&K) and Akram Khan (Shaheed) (Punjab) would receive Tamgha-i-Shuja’at award.Likewise, as many as 17 personalities Muhammad Yousaf Gondal (Punjab), Rana Muhammad Zaeem (Punjab), Dr. Mazhar Iqbal (Punjab), Dr. Shahzad Alam (Punjab), Dr. Uzma Saleem (Gilgit-Baltistan), Dr. Ikram Ali Malik (Islamabad), Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad (KP), Prof. Dr. Rukhsana Wamiq Zuberi (Sindh), Syed Sabihuddin Rehmani (Sindh), Syed Ali Abbas (Sindh), Muhammad Rafique Shad (Balochistan), Khawaja Safar Ali (KP), Mehwish Hayat (Sindh), Sardar Ali Takkar (KP), Akhtar Gul (KP), Flt. Lt. ® Muhammad Siddique Sheikh, (Punjab) and Malik Amin Aslam Khan (KP) to be decorated with ‘Tamgha-i-Imtiaz’ award.Published in Daily Times, March 11th 2019.