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Govt announces 184 recipients of civil awards

The government on the occasion of Pakistan’s 74th Independence Day, on Friday has announced 184 recipients of civil awards.

The list of recipients of civil awards includes actors, poets, soldiers, television anchors, singers, and foreign dignitaries.

Pakistan Civil Awards were established on March 19, 1957, following the proclamation of Pakistan as an independent republic on March 23, 1956. The announcement of civil awards is generally made once a year on Independence Day, and their investiture takes place on the following Pakistan Day, March 23.

President Arif Alvi will present the respective honors to the recipients next year in a ceremony that will be held on Pakistan Day.

Pakistan will present civil awards on four Chinese nationals including philanthropists and founder of e-commerce giant Ali Baba, Jack Ma, for their services towards the country.

According to the announcement, Philanthropist and Edhi Foundation head Faisal Edhi will be awarded the Tamgha-i-Imtiaz.

The Nishan-i-Imtiaz will be awarded to ace painter Sadequain Naqvi, Sufi singer Abida Perveen and late poet Ahmed Faraz.

Actors Bushra Ansari, Talat Hussain, and anchor Naeem Bukhari have been named for the Sitara-i-Imtiaz award.

Awards for the pride of performance are conferred for outstanding achievements in the fields of art, literature, science, sports, and nursing. Maulana Tariq Jameel has been named for the Pride of Performance award, it will also be awarded to actors to Humayun Saeed, singer Ali Zafar, and Sakina Samo.

Here is the complete list of the awards and the would-be recipients along with the fields they served in.


  1. Sadeqain Naqvi Arts (Painting/Sculpture)
  2. Prof. Shakir Ali Arts (Painting)
  3. Zahoor ul Haq (Late) Arts (Painting/ Sculpture)
  4. Ms. Abida Parveen Arts (Singing)
  5. Dr. Jameel Jalibi
  6. Muhammad Jameel Khan (Late) (Sindh) Literature (Critic/Historian)
  7. Ahmad Faraz (Late) (KP) Literature (Poetry)


  1. Prof. Dr. Anwar ul Hassan Gillani (Sindh) Science (Pharmaceutical Sciences)
  2. Dr Asif Mahmood Jah (Punjab) Public Service


  1. Jack Ma (China) Services to Pakistan


  1. Ying Yong (China) Services to Pakistan
  2. Li Fangron (China) Services to Pakistan
  3. Lei Mingshan (China) Services to Pakistan
  4. Prof. Dr. Celal Soydan (Turkey) Services to Pakistan
  5. Tariq Shafi (Late) (UK) Services to Pakistan
  6. Mian Faisal Rashid (UK) Services to Pakistan


  1. Kyu Jeong Lee (Korea) Services to Pakistan
  2. Salma Ataullahjan (Canada) Services to Pakistan


  1. Jawwad Qamar (Punjab) Gallantry
  2. Safia (Shaheed) (KP) Gallantry
  3. Hayatullah (KP) Gallantry
  4. Malik Sardar Khan (Shaheed) (KP) Gallantry
  5. Mumtaz Khan Dawar (Shaheed) (KP) Gallantry
  6. Hayat Ullah Khan Dawar Hurmaz (Shaheed) (KP) Gallantry
  7. Malik Muhammad Niaz Khan (Shaheed) (KP) Gallantry
  8. Sepoy Akhtar Khan (Shaheed) (KP) Gallantry
  9. Muhammad Naveed Sadiq (Punjab) Gallantry
  10. Mahar Muhammad Yasir Manzoor (Shaheed) (Punjab) Gallantry
  11. Shafqat Ullah Malik (KP) Gallantry
  12. Prof. Dr. Mustafa Kamal Pasha (Shaheed) (Punjab) Gallantry
  13. Prof. Hafiz Maqsood Ahmad (Shaheed) (Punjab) Gallantry
  14. Dr. Bashir Ahmad (Shaheed) (Punjab) Gallantry
  15. Dr. Khalid Masood Qaisrani (Shaheed) (Punjab) Gallantry
  16. Dr. Muhammad Asif (Shaheed) (Punjab) Gallantry
  17. Dr. Shafqatullah (Shaheed) (Sindh) Gallantry
  18. Dr. Younas Channa (Shaheed) (Sindh) Gallantry
  19. Dr. Wilayat Ali Gopang (Shaheed) (Sindh) Gallantry
  20. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Javed (Shaheed) (KP) Gallantry
  21. Dr. Munir Khan (Shaheed) (KP) Gallantry
  22. Dr. Usama Riaz (Shaheed) (Gilgit-Baltistan) Gallantry
  23. Malik Ashder (Shaheed) (Gilgit-Baltistan) Gallantry
  24. Dr. Muhammad Ikhlaq (Shaheed) (Azad Jammu & Kashmir) Gallantry


  1. Abdul Hamid (Punjab) Science (Physics)
  2. Raja Shahid Nazir (Punjab) Engineering (Mechanical)
  3. Abdul Majeed Tilokar (Punjab) Engineering (Metallurgy)
  4. Dr Sajid Baloch (Punjab) Engineering (Electronics)
  5. Naeem Ullah Dar (Punjab) Engineering (Mechanical)
  6. Haider Ali Bhatty (Punjab) Engineering (Aerospace)
  7. Muhammad Saleem (Punjab) Engineering (Chemical)
  8. Amin Bahadur (KP) Engineering (Mechanical)
  9. Faizan Mansoor (Islamabad) Engineering (Nuclear Safety Regulation)
  10. Muhammad Aniq (Sindh) Engineering (Civil)
  11. Prof. Dr. Nisar Ahmed Siddiqui (Late) (Sindh) Education
  12. Prof. Dr. Farhan Saif (Punjab) Education
  13. Bushra Ansari (Sindh) Arts (Acting)
  14. Talat Hussain (Sindh) Arts (Acting)
  15. Muhammad Imran Qureshi (Punjab) Arts (Miniature/ Painting)
  16. Sultana Siddiqui (Sindh) Arts (Drama Writer/Director/Producer)
  17. Syed Farooq Qaiser (Punjab) Arts (Puppeteer/Writer)
  18. Naeem Altaf Bukhari (Punjab) Arts (Anchorperson)
  19. Abdul Qadir (Late) Sports (Cricket)
  20. Sr. Ruth Lewis (Late) Public Service
  21. Brig. Rana Arfan Shakeel Ramay (Punjab) Public Service
  22. Lt. Col. Farooq Shahbaz (Punjab) Public Service
  23. Prof. Dr. Khalid Mahmood (Sindh) Public Service
  24. Sabina Khatri Public Service
  25. Ahmed Irfan Aslam Public Service
  26. Adnan Asdar Ali (Sindh) Philanthropy
  27. Pir Syed Lakht e Hassanain (Punjab) Philanthropy

President’s Award For Pride Of Performance

  1. Ruth Wenny Lekardal (Sweden) Services to Pakistan
  2. Liaqat Ali (Punjab) Science (Laser & Optics)
  3. Dr Muhammad Fuzail (KP) Science (Chemistry)
  4. Dr Kiran Iqbal (Sindh) Science (Chemistry)
  5. Dr Qurrat-ul-Ain (KP) Science (Plasma Physics)
  6. Inam Ur Rehman (Punjab) Engineering (Nuclear)
  7. Munir Ahmed (Punjab) Engineering (Process Control & Aging Management)
  8. Dr Shakeel Abbas Rofi (Sindh) Engineering (Nuclear)
  9. Umar Asghar (Punjab) Engineering (Electrical)
  10. Dr Muhammad Mazhar Iqbal (Punjab) Engineering (Chemical)
  11. Dr Amir Shahzad (Punjab) Engineering
  12. Zahid Noor Peracha (Sindh) Engineering (Electronics)
  13. Saleem Akhtar (Punjab) Engineering (Mechanical)
  14. Prof Dr Khalid Masud Gondal (Punjab) Education
  15. Prof Dr Raisa Begum Gul (KP) Education (Nursing)
  16. Naimatullah alias Naimat Sarhadi (KP) Arts (Film Acting)
  17. Saima Shah alias Resham (Punjab) Arts (Film Acting)
  18. Humayun Saeed (Sindh) Arts (Acting)
  19. Sakina Samo (Sindh) Arts (Acting)
  20. Muhammad Ali Shyhaki (Sindh) Arts (Singing)
  21. Soraiya Khan (Mahjabeen Qazalbash) (KP) Arts (Singing)
  22. Krishan Gee (Late) (Punjab) Arts (Singing)
  23. Ali Zafar (Punjab) Arts (Singing)
  24. Hina Nasrullah (Punjab) Arts (Sufi Singer/ Naat Khuwan)
  25. Daryan Khan (Balochistan) Arts (Musical Instruments Maker)
  26. Zulfiqar Ali Lund (Sindh) Arts (Instrumentalist)
  27. Abdul Qudoos Arif (Dr. A.Q. Arif) (Sindh) Arts (Painting)
  28. Muhammad Baqir (Punjab) Arts (Fresco Painting)
  29. Shafique Farooqi (Punjab) Arts (Painting/Calligraphy)
  30. Muhammad Faheem (KP) Arts (Wood Lacque)
  31. Sarmad Sehbai (Islamabad) Arts (Play Writer/ Director/Poet)
  32. Asif Ali Khan (Santoo) (Punjab) Arts (Qawwali)
  33. Indu Mariam Mitha (Punjab) Arts (Choreography)
  34. Muhammad Yousuf (Yousuf Gichki) (Balochistan) Literature (Writer)
  35. Mahtab Mahboob (Sindh) Literature (Writer)
  36. Mirza Athar Baig (Punjab) Literature (Writer)
  37. Abaseen Yousufzai (KP) Literature (Writer)
  38. Taj Muhammad Joyo (Taj Joyo) (Sindh) Literature (Poetry/Writer)
  39. Dr Muhammad Aslam Ansari (Punjab) Literature (Poetry/Writer)
  40. Farhan Mehboob (KP) Sports (Squash)
  41. Muhammad Irfan (Punjab) Sports (Kabaddi)
  42. Haider Ali (Punjab) Sports (Paralympic Athlete)
  43. Maulana Tariq Jamil (Punjab) Religious Scholar
  44. Abdul Majid Qureshi (KP) Social Work


  1. Richard Geary Horwitz (USA) Services to Pakistan


  1. Jane Teller (Denmark) Services to Pakistan


  1. Muhammad Rafiq (Pakistan) Gallantry
  2. Fida Hussain (Gilgit-Baltistan) Gallantry
  3. Ali Aftab Tarar (Punjab) Gallantry
  4. Syed Shahzad Hassan (Punjab) Gallantry
  5. Haroon Rashid Khan (KP) Gallantry
  6. Fakhr u Din (Punjab) Gallantry
  7. Mian Khan (Punjab) Gallantry
  8. Muhammad Faheem Raza Khan(Sindh) Gallantry
  9. Malik Wasid Khan (KP) Gallantry
  10. Molvi Gul Dad Khan (KP) Gallantry
  11. Malik Aslam Noor Khan (KP) Gallantry
  12. Muhammad Rafi (Shaheed) (KP) Gallantry
  13. Daud Khan (Shaheed) (KP) Gallantry
  14. Alam Zeb (Shaheed) (KP) Gallantry
  15. Allah Rakha (Late) (Azad Jammu & Kashmir) Gallantry
  16. Shakeela Naz (Shaheed) (KP) Gallantry
  17. Guncha Sartaj (Shaheed) (KP) Gallantry
  18. Atezaz Ahmed Goraya (Balochistan) Gallantry
  19. Sajid Khan Mahmond (KP) Gallantry
  20. SIP. Shahid Ali (Shaheed) Gallantry
  21. Muhammad Iftikhar (Shaheed) Gallantry
  22. Khuda Yar (Shaheed) Gallantry
  23. Hassan Ali (Shaheed) Gallantry


  1. Muhammad Suleman Mahsud (Pakistani) Services to Pakistan
  2. Muhammad Junaid (Pakistani) Services to Pakistan
  3. Muhammad Tahir Javed (USA) Services to Pakistan
  4. Dr Navida Nasir (Punjab) Science (Chemistry)
  5. Zafar Iqbal Baig (Punjab) Science (Chemistry)
  6. Dr Manzoor Hussain (Punjab) Agriculture Science
  7. Prof Dr Asif Ali (Punjab) Agriculture/Plant Breeding & Genetics
  8. Dr Faisal Shahzad (Punjab) Material Sciences
  9. Dr Syed Shabbar Abbas Rizvi (Islamabad) Engineering (Material Sciences)
  10. Muhammad Iqbal Qureshi (Punjab) Engineering (Mining)
  11. Muhammad Rizwan Ul Haq (Punjab) Engineering (Chemical)
  12. Muhammad Ajmal (Punjab) Engineering (Electronics)
  13. Dr Ali Kamran (KP) Engineering (Aerospace)
  14. Dr Nasir Majid Mirza (Punjab) Education
  15. Prof Dr Asghar Zaidi (Punjab) Education
  16. Prof Dr Nouman Ahmed (Sindh) Education
  17. Prof Dr Muhammad Saeed Quraishy (Sindh) Education & Health Sciences
  18. Dr Yasar Mehmood Yousafzai (KP) Medicine
  19. Zeba Shahnaz (Sindh) Arts (Acting)
  20. Abdul Majid Jahangir (Sindh) Arts (Acting)
  21. Javed Mansoor Babar (KP) Arts (Drama Acting)
  22. Habib-ur-Rehman Panezai (Balochistan) Arts (Drama Acting)
  23. Fayaz Khan Khweshgi (KP) Arts (Singing)
  24. Prof Dr Muhammad Ashraf Khan (KP) Arts (Archeology)
  25. Hameed Ullah Shah Hashmi (Punjab) Literature (Writer)
  26. Dr Yar Mohammad Maghmoom Khattak (KP) Literature (Writer)
  27. Shah Mirza (Gilgit-Baltistan) Literature (Translation of Holy Qur’an in Shina Language)
  28. Prof. Rehmatullah Dard (Late) (KP) Literature (Poetry)
  29. Dr Syed Faisal Mahmood (Sindh) Public Service
  30. Muhammad Ilyas Ayub (AJ&K) Public Service
  31. Syed Aamir Mahmood (Punjab) Public Service
  32. Zubair Ali (KP) Public Service
  33. Dr Shahzad Akbar (KP) Public Service
  34. Dr Muhammad Farooq Uyghur (Balochistan) Public Service
  35. Manzoor Ahmad (Gilgit-Baltistan) Public Service
  36. Dr Mumtaz Ahmed Khan (Azad Jammu & Kashmir) Public Service
  37. Faisal Edhi (Sindh) Social Welfare
  38. Prof Dr Shereen Khan (Balochistan) Social Welfare
  39. Ms Ghazala Juma Khan (Balochistan) Social Welfare
  40. Suleman Khan Mehtarzai (Balochistan) Social Work/ Philanthropy
  41. Capt (R) Muhammad Ilyas (Islamabad) Gallantry
  42. Javaid Iqbal (Punjab) Gallantry
  43. Zahid Latif Malik (Punjab) Gallantry
  44. Farid Ahmed Khan (Punjab) Gallantry
  45. Omar Saeed (Islamabad) Gallantry
  46. Muhammad Aslam (Sindh) Gallantry


  1. Anumat Amat (Thailand) Services to Pakistan

Saman Siddiqui

I am a freelance journalist, holding a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and an MS in Peace and Conflict Studies, associated with the electronic media industry since 2006 in various capacities. Here at OyeYeah, I cover a range of genres, from journalism to fiction to fashion, including reviews, and fact findings. 

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