Behroze Sabzwari and late Qavi Khan among others honoured with civil awards

Maheen Khawaja 01:18 PM | 24 Mar, 2023
Behroze Sabzwari and late Qavi Khan among others honoured with civil awards
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On March 23, Pakistan's President Dr Arif Alvi awarded civil honours to 135 individuals, both Pakistani citizens and foreign nationals, in recognition of their outstanding achievements and bravery in various fields. The awards ceremony was held at the Aiwan-e-Sadr, where the president distributed the honours in ten categories, including Nishan-i-Imtiaz, Tamgha-i-Imtiaz, Hilal-i-Imtiaz, Hilal-i-Quaid-Azam, Sitara-i-Shujaat, Sitara-i-Imtiaz, Presidential Award for Pride of Performance, Tamgha-i-Shujaata, and Tamgha-i-Khidmat.

The event was attended by several dignitaries, including cabinet members, diplomats, and family members of the awardees. Among the recipients of the awards were many notable personalities from the fields of arts, poetry, drama, film, and hosting. Some of the prominent figures who were conferred with the awards include the late Qavi Khan and Behroze Sabzwari.

Dr Arif Alvi awarded the Nishan-i-Imtiaz to Ahmed Ali Chagla for his remarkable contributions to the arts, Sufi Ghulam Tabassum (posthumously) for his exceptional poetry, and the late Muhammad Qavi Khan (posthumously) for his outstanding work in the drama and film industry. The Hilal-i-Imtiaz award was presented to Raees Ahmed and the late Amjad Islam Amjad for their outstanding contributions to the arts.

Moreover, the Sitara-i-Imtiaz award was presented to Behroze Sabzwari and Tariq Mahmood for their remarkable work in the field of art, Fakhar-e-Alam for his exceptional hosting skills, late Saghar Siddiqui (posthumously) for his remarkable poetry, and the late Shama Khalid for her contributions to the field of art.

Actor Shahroz Sabzwari took to Instagram to express his heartfelt congratulations for his father's remarkable achievement. He shared his joy at his father's big win and wrote, "It is a proud moment for all of us to celebrate my father's well-deserved honour from the President of The Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Your family and your country are proud of you, Father."

The late film director and writer Riaz Shahid was awarded the Sitara-i-Imtiaz, a high civil award in Pakistan. His son and popular actor, Shaan Shahid, took to social media to share the great news and express his pride. In his post, the Waar star wrote, "Today is a proud moment for me as my father, Riaz Shahid, has been honoured with the Sitara-i-Imtiaz award. Thank you, Pakistan, for acknowledging the contributions of your own."

Several other individuals were awarded prestigious civil honours during the Pakistan Day ceremony. The Presidential Award for Pride of Performance was conferred upon Anjum Shaheen for her acting, and posthumously to Professor Jahazeb Niaz Khan for his contributions to the arts, as well as Taskeen Zafar and Syed Shamoon Hashmi for their outstanding achievements in the field of art.

Furthermore, the Tamgha-i-Imtiaz was awarded to Rustam Ali Lone, Arif Khan, Nigar Nazar, and many other talented individuals for their exceptional contributions to the arts.

Maheen Khawaja
Maheen Khawaja

The writer is a staff member.


Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on May 28, 2023

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 May 28, 2023 (Sunday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 307.9 311.15
Euro EUR 330 333
UK Pound Sterling GBP 381 384.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 84.6 85.4
Saudi Riyal SAR 82.6 83.4
Australian Dollar AUD 201 203
Bahrain Dinar BHD 762.21 770.20
Canadian Dollar CAD 225.5 227.5
China Yuan CNY 40.6 41
Danish Krone DKK 41.39 41.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.6 36.95
Indian Rupee INR 3.47 3.58
Japanese Yen JPY 2.15 2.22
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 932.2 941.2
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.42 63.02
New Zealand Dollar NZD 176.98 178.98
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.14 26.44
Omani Riyal OMR 744.58 752.58
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 78.73 79.43
Singapore Dollar SGD 215 217
Swedish Korona SEK 26.73 27.03
Swiss Franc CHF 316.34 318.84
Thai Bhat THB 8.28 8.43

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – May 28, 2023

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 235,800 on Sunday.The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs202,160.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,880.

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 235,800 PKR 2,490
Karachi PKR 235,800 PKR 2,490
Islamabad PKR 235,800 PKR 2,490
Peshawar PKR 235,800 PKR 2,490
Quetta PKR 235,800 PKR 2,490
Sialkot PKR 235,800 PKR 2,490
Attock PKR 235,800 PKR 2,490
Gujranwala PKR 235,800 PKR 2,490
Jehlum PKR 235,800 PKR 2,490
Multan PKR 235,800 PKR 2,490
Bahawalpur PKR 235,800 PKR 2,490
Gujrat PKR 235,800 PKR 2,490
Nawabshah PKR 235,800 PKR 2,490
Chakwal PKR 235,800 PKR 2,490
Hyderabad PKR 235,800 PKR 2,490
Nowshehra PKR 235,800 PKR 2,490
Sargodha PKR 235,800 PKR 2,490
Faisalabad PKR 235,800 PKR 2,490
Mirpur PKR 235,800 PKR 2,490


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