President confers awards on various personalities

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ISLAMABAD, March 23 (APP): President Mamnoon Hussain has conferred 46 Military and 50 Civil Awards upon various personalities from different walks of life for their meritorious services in different fields on the occasion of Pakistan Day in a special Investiture Ceremony was held at the Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad on Thursday evening.

The awards in Military categories included Hilal-i-Imtiaz (Military) HI (M) (36) and Sitara-i-Basalat (Military) SBt (10).

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

The recipients of National Awards (Civil) also included 11 foreign nationals from Norway, Turkey, Italy, China, UK, Canada and Sri Lanka.

The investiture 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.

APP/Zaheer