ISLAMABAD (APP) - A female Pakistani DMG officer has been awarded the prestigious French knighthood for distinguished and extra ordinary services for strengthening and promoting cooperation between the Law Enforcement Agencies of Pakistan and France. Mrs Amna Imran Khan, a DMG Officer, was conferred the Ordre National du Merite by President Nicholas Sarkozy of France. The Ambassador of France Daniel Jouanneau hosted an impressive award ceremony at the Embassy of France for conferring the prestigious award, basically meant for French Nationals, but in rare cases is also awarded to foreigners. Amna Imran termed it a source of inspiration for the Pakistani females and a matter of great honour and pride for Pakistan. The ceremony was attended by parliamentarians, diplomats, senior civil servants, business entrepreneurs, law enforcement officers, and prominent members of the civil society. Prominent among the guests were former Prime Minister Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, Chairperson Standing Committee of National Assembly on Law and Justice, Begum Naseem Akhter Chaudhry, High Commissioner of Australia, Tim George and other luminaries. The Ambassador of France lauded the outstanding services of Mrs Amna Imran Khan. He appreciated the dynamic manner in which she pioneered a wide range of programmes for capacity building of the Law Enforcement Agencies and Civil Armed Forces of Pakistan with the assistance of French Authorities. The Ambassador highlighted rich experience of Amna Imran in her capacity as a public servant including her posting as Public Relations Officer with Prime Minister, Mohtarama Benazir Bhutto, Assistant Commissioner, Islamabad, Abbottabad, Deputy Director Anti Narcotics Force, Deputy Secretary Ministry of Interior, Joint Secretary to Prime Minister of Pakistan.