President of Pakistan, Arif Alvi will distribute civil awards on Pakistan Resolution Day on March 23rd to 127 Pakistanis and foreigners from different walks of life including science, technology, engineering, welfare, literature, arts, sports and media.
Former captains Waseem Akram and Waqar Younis will be awarded the prestigious Hilal-i- Imtiaz award while spin sensation Yasir Shah will be awarded Sitara-i-Imtiaz.
Wrestler Inam Butt, who has brought glory to Pakistan, will be awarded prestigious Pride of Performance award.
The awards include one Nishan-i-Imtiaz, three Hilal-Pakistan, eight Hilal-i-Imtiaz, three Hilal-i-Quaid-i-Azam, four Sitara-i-Pakistan, four Sitara-i-Shujaat, thirty-four Sitara-i-Imtiaz, twenty-eight President’s award of Pride of Performance, one Sitara-i-Quaid-i-Azam, one Tamgha-i-Pakistan, Twenty-three Tamgha-i-Shujaat and seventeen Tamgha-i-Imtiaz.
The list of renowned local and international personalities is usually issued on independence day every year, but it has been issued two weeks prior to Pakistan Day. The list also includes names of 18 foreigners.