Lahore: Legendary leg-spinner Late Abdul Qadir has been awarded ‘Sitara-e-Imtiaz’, Pakistan’s third-highest civilian award.
Cricketer Umar Akmal, Qadir’s son in law shared a photo of the award while Qadir’s wife received the award, handed by Governor Punjab, Chaudary Mohammad Sarwar.
A proud moment for the family' friends and entire nation. Congratulations to all @NoorUmar6@sulamanqadir3 @immiqadir@TheRealPCB
Thank you @ImranKhanPTI@ArifAlvi
Legends never die.
Qadir uncle you are always in my heart❤ #Sitara-e-imtiaz #qadirfamily pic.twitter.com/LdosSGFCci
— Umar Akmal (@Umar96Akmal) March 23, 2021
Remember, President of Pakistan Arif Alvi announced ‘Sitara-e-Imtiaz’ for the legendary leg-spinner on 14 August 2020. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) termed ‘proud moment’ for the country’s cricket family.
Proud moment for the Pakistan cricket family! The late Abdul Qadir has been conferred the Sitara-e-Imtiaz, Pakistan’s third-highest civilian award. pic.twitter.com/SQnuOrUwro
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) March 23, 2021
It must be noted that Qadir passed away due to a sudden heart attack in his hometown Lahore in September 2019.