Adil Najam, Ayesha Jalal, Hasan Askari Rizvi, Bano Qudsia, Javed Ghamdi, Asma Jahangir and Talib Jauhri Honored - Excellent Selection of Intellectuals

Civil awards conferred on prominent personalities
Friday, August 14, 2009

ISLAMABAD: On the Independence Day, President Asif Ali Zardari has conferred civil awards on prominent personalities for their meritorious services in various fields. Hilal-i-Imtiaz was awarded to fiction writer Bano Quddsia and human rights activist Asma Jahangir.

Sitara-i-Imtiaz was conferred on writer Professor Ayesha Jalal; Professor Hasan Askari, an independent political and defence analyst; late film actor Syed Musa Raza (Santosh Kumar); veteran broadcaster late Syed Salim Gilani; intellectual Hanif Ramay (late); artist Jamil Naqsh; Resident Editor of The News, Peshawar, Rahimullah Khan Yusufzai; Asad Umar from Sindh; AK Khan for his pioneering works in the horticultural sector; Dr Javed Ahmed Ghamidi for his contributions to Islamic philosophy; scholar Allama Talib Johri and scholar Professor Rasul Bakhsh Rais.

Also, Award for Pride of Performance was given to writer Fehmida Riaz; writer Masud Mufti; Group Editor of Jang Mahmood Shaam; Atta Muhammad Kakar for promoting sports activities in Balochistan; Pakistan cricket team captain Younus Khan; and artist Najmi Sura. Besides Tamgha-i-Imtiaz was awarded to Akbar Khameesu Khan.

Also See: Sitara-e-Imitiaz for Prof. Adil Najam - All Things Pakistan

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