ISLAMABAD - President Asif Ali Zardari on Saturday decorated civil and military awards on different Pakistani and foreigners here at Aiwan-e-Sadr on the occasion of Pakistan Day in recognition of gallantry, academic distinction and excellence in different fields. Special investiture ceremony was held at the Aiwan-e-Sadr which was attended by diplomats, Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, Senate Chairman Nayyer Hussain Bokhari, Speaker National Assembly Dr Fehmida Mirza, services chiefs and a large number of civil and military officials. Prominent among those who received Nishan-i-Imtiaz include Dr Abdul Sattar Edhi, Saadat Hasan Manto, Mehdi Hasan Khan, Dr Ishratul Ibad Khan, Lt-Gen ® Khalid Ahmed Kidwai, Munir Ahmed Khan(late), Muhammad Irfan Burney, Pakistan’s ambassador to Washington Shehrbano Sherry Rehman and Dr Asim Hussain.

The President decorated military awards that include Sitar-e-Jura’at was given to Maj. Mujahid Ali Shaheed, Sitar-e-Bisalat was given to Maj. General Muhammad Nawaz Shaheed, Capt Wajih ul Hasan, Group Capt Amar Shaheed, Commander Ghulam Dastgeer, Wing Commander Ghazanfar Latif, Maj. Ziaul Haq Shaheed, Maj Sikandar Ali Shah Shaheed, Squadaran Leader Chaudhry Muhammad Ishtiaq Shaheed, S.L. Muhammad Hussain Shaheed, Capt Abdul Qadir Khan Shaheed, Capt. Abid Naveed Shaheed, Capt. Ali Aslam Ranjah, Subedar Munawar Hussain Shaheed, Naib Subedar Noor Wali Khan, Noor Wali Khan, Hawaldar Rasool Buksh, Lance Hawaldar Shuja Khan, Naib Sheraz Zaman Shaheed, Naib Ayaz Ali Shaeed, Lance Naik Ayub Niazi, Lance Naik Liaqat Ali Shaheed, Lance Naik Abdul Qadeer Shaheed, Lance Naik Azhar Ali Shaheed, Sopy Akhtar Ali Shaheed, Sopy Zameer Ahmed Shaheed and Sopy Azmat Ullah Shaheed.Those who received Hilal-i-Imtiaz included Ambassador Sha Zukkang, Fouzia Wahab, Ansar Burney, Dr Syed Mohammad Ali Shah, Abida Parveen, Shabbir Hasan Khan Josh, Ahmed Chinoy, Anwar Maqsood, Fatima Suraiya Bajia, Masood Khan, Maj Gen ® Ahmed Bilal, Maj Gen Ausaf Ali,  Ansar Parvez, Zia Mohyeddin, Khalid Abbas Dar, Hamid Mir, Azhar Abbas, Abdul Hafeez Kardar and Fazal Mahmood.

Those who received Hailal-i-Quaid-i-Azam included Li Shenglin and Fu Ying. Those who received Sitara-i-Pakistan include Dr. Rowan Douglas Williams and Sun Weidong. Sitara-i-Shujaa’at recepients include Maulana Muhammad Hasan Jan Shaheed, Shafique Ahmed Khan, Raja Umer Khattab Those who were given Sitara-i-Imtaiz included Mohsin Agha, Mohammad Jameel Rahi, Haris Ahmed Butt, Air Comdr M. Khalid Nanuri Dr. Qamar-ul-Haque, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ashfaq, Prof. Dr. Ihsan Ali, Prof. Dr. Khan Bahadur Marwat, Dr. M. Aslam, Mr. Sarfraz K. Niazi, Dr, Khalid Jamil Akhtar, Dr. M. Ali Jawad, Prof. Dr. M. Altamash, Prof. Dr. Wajid Ali Khan, Dr. Aamir Ali Syed, Dr. Shaista Masood Khan, Mr. Nehal Masood, Hakeem Rizwan Hafeez, Dr. M. Haroon Rashid Mr. Aziz Latif Jamal, Prof. Shaista Zaid, Al-Haaj Siddiq Ismail, Sohail Akram (Sohail Ahmed), Mr. Ghulam Ali, Syed Ghulam Mohyuddin Noor (Syed Noor) Dr. Gopi Chand Narang, Ms. Jugnu Mohsin, Qazi Aslam, Mr. Hashim Khan, Mr. Aleem Sarwar Dar, Mr. Lin Zouming, Mr. Wang Guangya, Mr. Yusuf Hussain Shirazi, Mr. Shahzas Ali Mailk, Prof. Dr. Noshad Ahmed Shaikh, Senator Haji Ghulam Ali, Mr. Shujat Ali Baig, Prof. Dr. Saleem Ahned Kharal Shaheed, Mr. Muhammad Ramzan Chhipa, Mr. Taj Haider, Dr. Attiya Inayatullah, Mr. Arshad Sami Khan late, Brig ® Sajjad Ahmed, Mr. Abdul Sami Khan, Syed Asif Hashmi, Mr. Sarmad Ali, Those who received President’s Award for Pride of Performance include Mr. Rafaqat Ali Mughal, Mrs. Saadia Naseem Ch., Mr. Zahid Ahmed, Dr. M. Aleem Mirza, Dr. Abdul Manan, Mr. Wajih Anwar, Air Comdr ® M. Imran Akram, Mr. Asif Hamid, Mr. M. Iftikhar Ahmed, Mr. Zia-ullah, Mr. Amer Sarfraz Ahmed, Mr. M. Iqbal Rao. Dr. Sikandar Majid Mirza, Dr. Javaid Bashir, Dr. Sardar Mehmood Ahmed, Prof. Dr. Pervez Iqbal Cheema, Mr. M. Rafiullah Khan, Mr. Alamgir Haq, Mr. Tahira Syed, Mrs. Shahida Mini, Mrs. Sha Pariy Naghma, Mr. Dur Muhammad Kassi, Mr. Maria Toorpakai Wazir, Ustad Naseeruddin Saami, Tamgha-i-Pakistan, Ms. Li Xiaolin, Ms. Hou Yanqi.

Those who got Tangha-i-Shuja’at included Dr. Shazia Naim Shaheed, Mr. Abdul Qadeer Shaheed, Mr. Javed Ahmed Shaheed, Mr. Tariq Mehmood, Maulana Muhammad Miraj ud-Din Shaheed, Maulana Noor Muhammad Shaheed, Malik Haji Muhammad Yousuf Shaheed, Malik Zarwali Khan, Mr. Muhammad Jamal Azma Shaheed, Malala Yousufzai, Munawar Hussain, Mr Ijaz Ahmed khan Leghari, Maj ® Naeem Ullah Khattak, Dr. Lal Noor Afridi, Prof. Dr. Taj Muhammad Khan, Tamgha-i-Imtiaz, Mr. Khalil ur Rehman, Muhammad Mazhar-i-Alam, Irfan Aslam, M. Usman Sadiq, M. Omer Pervaiz, Ghulam Sarwar, Prof. Dr. Masroor Ellahi Babar, Dr. Murad Ali Khan, Dr. Sonia Zulfiqar, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Tufail, Dr. Ather Mahboob, Prof. Dr. Khalid Masood Gondal, Dr. Tasleem Akhtar, Dr. Saad Khalid Niaz, Prof. Dr. Rana Qamar Masood, Dr. Zaheer-ud-Din Aqil Qazi, Prof. Mohammad Aslam Baloch, Dr. M. Zubair Aqil Farooq, Dr. Imtiaz Ahmed Hasmi, Prof. Dr. M. Yunis, Prof. Faisal Masud, Dr. Faisal Khosa, Mr. M. Ali Afridi, Dr. Saeed Akhter, Mr. Shahzad Langah, Dr. Jamshed Iqbal, Prof. Dr. Mrs. Bushra Mateen, Dr. Masood Khan, Prof. Dr. Mohammad Nawaz, Prof. Dr. Rashid A. Shah, Prof. Dr. Hafiz M. Iqbal, Ch. Faisal Mushtaq, Mr. Nazir Ahmed, Ahmed Gul, Misri Jogi, Wajahat Attray, Kishwar Sultana, Zaheen Tahira, M. Faiyaz-ul-Haq, Said Rehman Sheeno, Asif Javed Shahjahan, Naseemullah Rashid Khalid Javid, Chitra Pritam, Mr.Qureshpour, Salah-ud-Din Malik, M. Anwar Iqbal, Javed Ameer Usmani Alia Ahmed Javed, Dr. Pushpa Alia Pushpa Vallabh, Prof. Dr. Zeenat Sana, Miss Kamila Naheed Shamsie, Dr. M. Sultana Buksh, Prof. Ahmed Aqeel Ruby, Prof. Syed Nasim Taqi Jafri, Ms. Sikandar Hameed Lodhi, Shaukat Parvez, M. Aslam Khan, Syed Mir Mehdi Shah late, Dr. Irfan Ahmed Baig, Bulbul Jan, Nisar Hussain late, Dr. Francis Lamand, Mr. Gonzgalo M. Quitero Saravia Dato’ Mohamad Salim Fateh Din, Ms. Nosheena Mobarik, Mrs. Ayesha Al Shamsi, Mirza Mehdi Hussain, Aurangzeb Kasi, Nawazish Ali Khan Asim, Noman Abid Lakhani, Haji Inam Elahi Asar, Prof. Aftab Ahmed Qureshi late, Mr. Abdul Khaliq Ansari, Dr. Niaz Ahmed Brohi, M. Tariq Malik, Raja Muhammad Anwar late.

Those who received Tamgha-i-Quaid-Azam include Sister Mary Langan and Ms. Catherine Wardlaw Nicol.

These civil awards were announced on August 14 last year while investiture ceremonies were held here at Aiwan-e-Sadr and four provincial headquarters today on the occasion of Pakistan day.

President Asif Ali Zardari decorated the awards at the investiture ceremony held at Aiwan-e-Sadr while the provincial governors led the investiture ceremony at the provincial governor’s houses.

The Governor Punjab on behalf of President decorated 37 recipients of National Awards (Civil), at the Investiture Ceremony held at Governor’s House Punjab, Lahore.

The Sindh Governor decorated 27 recipients of National Awards (Civil) on behalf of the President, at the Investiture Ceremony held at Governor’s House Sindh, Karachi.

Twelve recipients of National Awards (Civil) were decorated by Governor KP, on behalf of the President, at the Investiture Ceremony held at Governor’s House KP, Peshawar.

Six recipients of National Awards (Civil) were decorated by Governor Balochistan, on behalf of the President, at the Investiture Ceremony held at Governor’s House Balochistan, Quetta.

Two recipient of National Awards (Civil) were decorated by Governor Gilgit Baltistan, on behalf of the President, at the Investiture Ceremony held at Governor’s House Gilgit Baltistan, Gilgit.