President Mamnoon confers 46 military, 50 civil awards on notable personalities

Haider Ali 11:03 AM | 24 Mar, 2017
President Mamnoon confers 46 military, 50 civil awards on notable personalities
ISLAMABAD - President Mamnoon Hussain conferred 46 military and 50 civil awards on various personalities from different walks of life for their meritorious services in different fields on the occasion of Pakistan Day (Thursday).

The President decorated 50 Pakistan Civil Awards, including 10 Foreign Nationals and Pakistanis living abroad, at a simple but impressive Investiture Ceremony held at Aiwan-e-Sadr, Islamabad

The awards in military categories included thirty-six Hilal-i-Imtiaz (Military) and ten Sitara-i-Basalat (Military).

The Awards in Civil categories included Hilal-i-Shujaat (1), Hilal-i-Imtiaz (3), Sitara-i-Pakistan (1), Sitara-i-Shujaat (1), Sitara-i-Imtiaz (9), President’s Award for Pride of Performance (6), Tamgha-i-Pakistan (1), Tamgha-i-Shujaat (16), Tamgha-i-Imtiaz (11) and Tamgha-i-Khidmat (1).

The recipients of national awards also included eleven foreign nationals from Norway, Turkey, Italy, China, UK, Canada and Sri Lanka.

The ceremony was attended by ministers, parliamentarians, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Zubair Mehmood Hayat, Services Chiefs, diplomats, high civil and military officials, and people belonging to different walks of life.

Following are the recipients of Military and Civil awards:

Hilal-i-Imtiaz (Military): , Lt Gen Bilal Akbar, Air Marshal Muhammad Iqbal, Lt Gen Asif Mumtaz Sukhera, Air Marshal Mujahid Anwar Kha, Air Marshal Arshad Mahmood, Lt Gen Sher Afgun, Lt Gen Qazi Mohammad Ikram Ahmad, Maj Gen Amjed Iqbal, Maj Gen Muhammad Ashfaq, Maj Gen Parvez Ahmed, Maj Gen Jawad Khaliq Ansari, Maj Gen Shahzad Malik, Maj Gen Basit Raza, Rear Admiral Mukhtar Khan, Rear Admiral Muhammad Fayyaz Gilani, Rear Admiral Moazzam Ilyas, Maj Gen Shahzad Naeem Khan Baloch, Maj Gen Syed Shafqat Asghar, Maj Gen Muhammad Humayun Saleem, Maj Gen Amer Aslam Khan, Maj Gen Syed Hasnat Amir Gilani, Maj Gen Ali Farhan, Maj Gen Syed Anis Akbar, Maj Gen Abid Ejaz Kahloon, Maj Gen Azhar Saleh Abbasi, Maj Gen Majid Ehsan, Maj Gen Aamir Abbasi, Maj Gen Syed Qaiser Abbas Shah, Maj Gen Tariq Qaddus, Maj Gen Abdullah Dogar, Maj Gen Hamood-uz-Zaman Khan, Maj Gen Zafar-ul-Haq. Maj Gen Shahid Mahmood, Rear Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi, Rear Admiral Asif Khaliq, Maj Gen Maqbool Ahmad.

Sitara-i-Basalat: Lt Col Faisal Malik (Shaheed), Lt Col Iftikhar Ahmed Jamil (Shaheed), Flight Lt Hussain Muhammad Musaddiq, Capt Omer Farooq Suleman (Shaheed), Capt Jawad Ahmed, Hav Muhammad Zia (Shaheed), Naek Abdul Hameed, Sepoy Hussain Ali (Shaheed), Sep Muhammad Shabir (Shaheed), Sep Qadeer Ahmed (Shaheed).

List of Awardees (Civil):

Hilal-i-Shujaat: Mr. Muhammad Tahir Rai (Gallantry).

Hilal-i-Imtiaz: Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ashraf (Science), Prof. Dr. Wasim Ahmad (Science), and Mr. Tariq Ahmad (Engineering).

Sitara-i-Pakistan: Mrs. Embjorg Holger Larsen, spouse of H.E. Mr. Leif Holger Larsen (late), Royal Embassy of Norway, Islamabad (Services to Pakistan).

Sitara-i-Shujaat: Brigadier Khalid Farid (Gallantry).

Sitara-i-Imtiaz: Mr. Adil Shabbir Kerai, nephew of late Mr. Habib Fida Ali (Architecture), Prof. Dr. Syed Ather Enam (Medicine), Mr. Mohsin Raza (Arts Music), Mr. Mushtaq Kassim Chhapra (Public Service), Mr. Raees Ahmed (Arts, Sitar), Mr. Farhan Rais Khan, son of Ustad Rais Khan (Arts Violinist), Prof. Dr. Halil Toker (Turkey), Dr. Luca Maria Olivieri (Italy), and Mr. Yang Wei (China).

President’s Award For Pride Of Performance: Prof. Dr. Muhammad Qasim Bughio (Literature), Mr. Sarfraz Mahmood alias Sarfraz Shahid (Literature), Mr. Khursheed Ahmad Nadeem (Journalism), Mr. Alamgir Anwar Shaikh (Sports) Mr. Rashid Ahmed Aslam (Public Service) and Dr. Khalid Sharif, (Medicine), UK.

Tamgha-e-Pakistan: Mr. Muhieddine El-Tannir, Islamabad (Services to Pakistan).

Tamgha-i-Shujaat: Mr. Hazrat Noor, Son of Malik Muhammad Younas Shaheed, Bajaur Agency, Mr. Muhammad Zarin, father of Mr. Ajmal Khan Shaheed, Mohmand Agency, Ms. Samina Bibi, widow of Mr. Hazrat Ghani Shaheed, Malakand, Mr. Muhammad Yusuf Suddle, father of Mr. Muhammad Zeeshan Shaheed, Sialkot. Ms. Shazia Noreen Khan, widow of Mr. Abdul Wajid Khan Shaheed, Peshawar, Mr. Nisar Ahmed, next of kin of Mr. Riaz Ahmed Shaheed, Quetta, Mr. Fazli Naeem Mr. Liaqat Ali, Brig. Imran Mushtaq, Raja Shah Baz Khan, Lt. Col. Aamir Naveed Hussain, Mr. Zahid Jamal, Mr. Muhammad Iqbal, Raja Umer Khattab, Mr. Azizullah Khan, Syed Bilal Ahmad. (All Gallantry).

Tamgha-i-Imtiaz: Prof. Dr. Khalida Soomro (Medicine), Dr. Rashid Ahmed (Medicine), Mr. Muhammad Hameed Shahid (Literature), Mr. Shahrome Safdar Khattak (Public Service), Mr. Muhammad Mushtaq Ahmed (Public Service), Prof. Dr. Bushra Mirza (Science), Dr. Javid Kiyani (Medicine) UK, Dr. Bromely Peter (Medicine) UK, Prof. Darius Mirza (Medicine) UK, Prof. Naweed Imam Syed (Science), Canada, and Prof. Chen Jidong (China).

Tamgha-i-Khidmat: Mr. Ifthikhar Aziz, Sri Lanka (Services to Pakistan).

Nearly two dozen recipients were awarded in Lahore; nine in Karachi; eight in Peshawar; five in Quetta, and two in Gilgit. The ceremonies were held in four provincial capitals at the respective Governor Houses, and the G-B capital city.

Similarly, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee decorated 33 recipients of the awards at Joint Staff Headquarters, while six foreign nationals and one Pakistani citizen were awarded by the heads of the Pakistani missions in the respective countries.

Haider Ali

The writer is a civil servant.


KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on January 28, 2023 (Saturday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 263.9 266.15
Euro EUR 275.75 278.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 313 316
U.A.E Dirham AED 69.75 70.45
Saudi Riyal SAR 67.25 67.9
Australian Dollar AUD 178.5 180.9
Bahrain Dinar BHD 644.19 652.19
Canadian Dollar CAD 187.5 189.70
China Yuan CNY 35.71 36.11
Danish Krone DKK 35.38 35.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 30.94 31.29
Indian Rupee INR 2.97 3.08
Japanese Yen JPY 2.50 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 793.10 802.15
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 57.02 57.62
New Zealand Dollar NZD 156.69 158.69
Norwegians Krone NOK 24.46 24.76
Omani Riyal OMR 629.39 637.39
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 66.54 67.24
Singapore Dollar SGD 184.38 186.38
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 23.81
Swiss Franc CHF 263.01 265.51
Thai Bhat THB 7.38 7.53

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs209,600 on Saturday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs174,990.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs157,300 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 178,500.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 209,600 PKR 2,220
Karachi PKR 209,600 PKR 2,220
Islamabad PKR 209,600 PKR 2,220
Peshawar PKR 209,600 PKR 2,220
Quetta PKR 209,600 PKR 2,220
Sialkot PKR 209,600 PKR 2,220
Attock PKR 209,600 PKR 2,220
Gujranwala PKR 209,600 PKR 2,220
Jehlum PKR 209,600 PKR 2,220
Multan PKR 209,600 PKR 2,220
Bahawalpur PKR 209,600 PKR 2,220
Gujrat PKR 209,600 PKR 2,220
Nawabshah PKR 209,600 PKR 2,220
Chakwal PKR 209,600 PKR 2,220
Hyderabad PKR 209,600 PKR 2,220
Nowshehra PKR 209,600 PKR 2,220
Sargodha PKR 209,600 PKR 2,220
Faisalabad PKR 209,600 PKR 2,220
Mirpur PKR 209,600 PKR 2,220


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