ISLAMABAD - On behalf of President Asif Ali Zardari, Gen Tariq Majid, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC), conferred civil awards on the eminent scientists and engineers working in strategic organisations including Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission, Dr A Q Khan Research Laboratories, National Engineering and Scientific Commission, National Development Complex, Defence Science & Technology Organisation and Air Weapons Complex for their meritorious services at the investiture ceremony held at Joint Staff Headquarters Chaklala. The scientists who have been awarded Sitara-i-Imtiaz are Saeed Ahmad, Mian M Aqeel Majid, Aslam Hayat and M Shahid Raza. Presidents Award for Pride of Performance has been given to Dr S M Javid Akhtar, Syed Khalid Hussain, Muhammad Masood Mirza, Zahid Shakeel, Dr Raja Ali Raza Anwar, Kaleem Shaukat, Syed Tahir Hussain Hashmi, Ayaz Ayub, Faiz-ul-Hassan, Riaz Alam Khan and Mrs Mehmooda. Recipients of Tamgha-i-Imtiaz included Syed Shabbir Hassan Tirmazi and Abdul Wahab.