Sahir Ali Bagga, Rizwan Beyg and Sanam Marvi among 116 recipients of civil awards

01:30 PM | 17 Aug, 2019
Sahir Ali Bagga, Rizwan Beyg and Sanam Marvi among 116 recipients of civil awards

KARACHI - On 72nd Independence Day of Pakistan,  116 recipients were being awarded the Pakistan Civil Awards by the president, Dr Arif Alvi in honour of their work for Pakistan's betterment.

The acclaimed fashion designer Rizwan Beyg was among them. Beyg will be receiving one of the highest civilian awards for his efforts in advancing the fashion industry; from pulling off unforgettable fashion shows, representing our country overseas to designing a dress for Princess Diana herself, the designer has made significant contributions to the field.

The popular designer will be awarded a Tamgha-i-Imtiaz, which is the fourth-highest decoration given to any civilian in Pakistan. It seems like the designer hasn't been officially notified yet though. While having a talk with daily publication 'Dawn Images' Rizwan had revealed that "I haven't received an official letter from GOP yet. I just saw it announced on the President of Pakistan list in the paper."

According to a handout issued by the cabinet secretariat, the president granted Hilal-i-Pakistan to four persons; Hilal-i-Shuja’at to one person; Hilal-i-Imtiaz to four; Hilal-i-Quaid-i-Azam to one; Sitara-i-Pakistan to three; Sitara-i-Shuja’at to six; Sitara-i-Imtiaz to 24; President’s Award of Price of Performance to 26; Sitara-i-Quaid-i-Azam to eight; Tamgha-i-Shuja’at to 11; Tamgha-i-Imtiaz to 27 and Tamgha-i-Khidmat to one person.

The president will confer these awards at a ceremony to be held on the next Pakistan Day i.e. March 23, 2020.