KARACHI, Mar. 23 (APP): Governor Sindh, Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan conferred national awards to 22 persons for their outstanding achievements in their respective fields on behalf of President Asif Ali Zardari here on Wednesday in connection with Pakistan Day celebrations at Governor House.
The awards were conferred included Sitara-e-Imtiaz, Presidential Award for Best Performance, and Tamgha—e-Imtiaz.
Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali
Shah, Deputy Speaker Shehla Raza, provincial ministers, advisors, senior
army officials and close relatives of recipients of the awards were
also present on the occasion.
The Governor awarded
Sitara-e-Imtiaz to 6 persons, Presidential Performance Awards to 7
persons and 9 were conferred with Tamgha-e-Imtiaz.
Recipients of Sitara-Imtiaz were
Ustad Umair Ali Khan (Classical music), Ustad Fateh Ali khan (Classical
music), Sirajul Haq (Culture & Journalism), Prof. Dr. Mohammed Ali
Siddiqui (Education & Literature), and Late Khalid Shamsul Hasan.
Presidential Awards were received
by Mohammed Afzal Arain (Agriculture), Shed Hamid Qasim Jalali (art and
drama), S.B. Jan (Singer), Late Prof. Abdul Rahim (artist/painter),Late
Zafar Kazmi (sculpture/art), Mohtarma Goshpi Behram Awari (rowing), and
Ms. Naseem Ahmed (sports).
Those conferred with
Tamgha-e-Imtiaz included Prof. Dr. M. Shahiq Ali (Science) Prof. Dr.
Asghari Bano (Science), Prof. Salahuddin Afsar (Medicine education),
Ghulam Mohiuddin (Actor), Syed Mazhar Jamil (Literature), Prof. Dr. Adal
Soomro (Literature), Altaf Shaikh (Literature), Ghulam Nabi Memon and
Mohammed Rafique (Public Service).