LAHORE–In connection with the Pakistan Day celebrations, Punjab Governor Syed Makhdoom Ahmad Mahmood on behalf of the President of Pakistan on Saturday, decorated civil awards to the following 33 personalities in recognition of their meritorious services.Agriculture expert Prof Muhammad Ashfaq, nuclear engineer Dr Muhammad Aslam, physician Dr Khalid Jamil, actor Sohail Ahmad, singer Ghulam Ali, film director Syed Noor, scholar and journalist Mohsin Jugnoo, Shahzad Ali Malik and Dr Atiya Inayatullah were decorated with Sitarae Imtiaz. Presidential Award for the Pride for Performance was given to Dr Sikandar Mirza, educationalist Dr Pervez Cheema, and tablanawaz Muhammad Jamil Khan. Tamghae Imtiaz was given to agricultural scientist Ghulam Sarwar, livestock exper Prof Masroor Elahi, Dr Muhammad Tufail,, Prof Khalid Masood, Dr Zahirud Din, Dr Imtiaz Ahmad Hashmi, Prof Faisal Masood, Dr Faisal Khosa, Dr Jamshed Iqbal, Prof Bushra Mateen, Prof Muhammad Iqbal, Nazir Ahmad, Wajahat Utry, Bahar Begum, Khalid Javed, Prof Aqeel Ahmad, and Prof Naseem Jaffry. Senior journalists Sikandar Hameed Lodhi and Shaukat Pervez and Nawaz Sharif and Nawazish Ali Khan and Haji Inam Elahi were also given Tamghae Imtiaz.

Published in The Nation newspaper on 24-Mar-2013