The government of Pakistan issued a list of 184 people on the occasion of its 73rd Independence Day who will be receiving civil awards on March 23, 2021. The list ranges from actors, poets, soldiers and singers to television anchors. The awards will be presented by President Dr Arif Alvi for their excellence in different fields in a ceremony on Pakistan Day. Philanthropist and Edhi Foundation head Faisal Edhi will be awarded with the Tamgha-i-Imtiaz. Edhi took over the responsibilities of the foundation that helps millions of people across Pakistan after the demise of his father Abdul Sattar Edhi. Among other people who will be receiving Hilal-i-Imtiaz are ace painter Sadeqain Naqvi, Arts (Painting/Sculpture), Abida Parveen Arts (Singing) and late poet Ahmed Faraz (poetry). Sitara-i-Imtiaz will also be presented to noted actors Bushra Ansari and Talat Hussain, among others. 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.