President Dr. Arif Alvi conferred upon civil awards on different personalities for their contributions in different fields at an investiture ceremony in Islamabad today.
The President decorated awards in nine categories to forty five recipients. These included; Nishan-I-Imtiaz, Hilal-I-Imtiaz, Sitara-I-Pakistan, Sitara-I-Shuja’at, Sitara-I-Imtiaz, President’s award for Pride of Performance, Sitara-I-Quaid-I-Azam, Tamgha-I-Shuja’at and Tamgha-I-Imtiaz.
Eminent literary figures Nazar Muhammad Rashid alias Noon Meem Rashid, Majeed Amjad and Kishwar Naheed were among recipients. Renowned musician and pioneer of Vital Signs music band Rohail Hayat received Hilal-I-Imtiaz for his meritorious services in promoting music in Pakistan.