PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Shah Farman on behalf of the President of Pakistan Dr Arif Alvi, Tuesday conferred civil awards to the 10 personalities of the province in recognition of their performance in different fields of activity at an investiture ceremony held at Governor House Peshawar on the eve of Pakistan Day.

Three personalities of the province Dr Raisa Begum Gul, Professor Dr Muslim Shah Abaseen Yousafzai and Surayya Khan known as Mah Jabeen Qazalbash (late) got civil award, Pride of Performance in acknowledgment of their extraordinary services in their respective fields of activity, says a handout.

Seven personalities of the province including Dr Yasir Mahmood Yousafzai, Javed Mansoor Babar, Fayaz Khan Kheshgi, Prof Dr Muhammad Ashraf Khan, Prof Dr Yar Muhammad Maghmoom, Prof Dr Shehzad Akbar Khan and Prof Rahmatullah Dard were conferred with Presidential Award Tamgha-e-Imtiaz in recognition of the illustrious achievements in their respective disciplines at the investiture ceremony.

Besides, Provincial Minister for Relief and Rehabilitation Muhammad Iqbal Wazir, parliamentarians from the province, senior officials, relatives and well-wishers of the recipients of the National Award attended the ceremony.

On the occasion, KP Governor Shah Farman congratulated the recipients of the National Awards.

Meanwhile, an investiture ceremony to confer civil awards on different personalities for their contributions in different fields was held at Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad.

President Arif Alvi decorated the awards to 88 recipients. These included six Nishan-e-Imtiaz, three Hilal-e-Imtiaz, 24 Sitara-e- Shuja’at , eight Sitara-e-Imtiaz, 14 President’s Award for Pride of Performance, one Sitara-e-Quaid-e-Azam, one Sitara-e-Khidmat, one Tamgha-e-Pakistan, 22 Tamgha-e-Shuja’at and eight Tamgha-e-Imtiaz.

Prominent personalities who received Nishan-e-Imtiaz include Sadiqain Naqvi (art), Abida Parveen (singing), Ahmad Faraz (literature), while Bushra Ansari (art), Syed Farooq Qaiser (art), Sultana Siddiqi (art) received Sitara-e-Imtiaz.

The President’s Award for Pride of Performance was received by Maulana Tariq Jameel (Religious Scholar), Muhammad Ali Shehki (singing), Resham (acting) and Humayon Saeed (acting), Ali Zafar (singing).

Zaiba Shehaz (acting) and Faisal Edhi (public service) were given award of Tamgha-e-Imtiaz.

Meanwhile, President Arif Alvi and the Prime Minister Imran Khan in their separate messages on the occasion of Pakistan Day urged the people to continue efforts to make the country truly democratic and welfare state.

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