Governor Punjab Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar conferred awards to 21 personalities for excellence in various fields at an investiture ceremony at Governor’s House, Lahore.
Renowned TV host Naeem Bukhari, Lieutenant Colonel Retired Farooq Shahbaz, whereas Nasir Majeed Mirza from the education sector could not receive his award owing to Coronavirus infection.
According to details, dignitaries from various walks of life including provincial ministers were also present at the prestigious function held at Governor House Lahore.
Cricketer Abdul Qadir was conferred Sitara-e-Imtiaz posthumously that was received by his widow.
Punjab Governor also conferred Sitara-e-Imtiaz on Ahmad Irfan Aslam, a jurist, while Krishna G. Krishna Bheel, a cultural activist, was posthumously awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence that was received by his brother.
Those who were conferred the Presidential Award For Excellence included Muhammad Bakir Naqash for painting art, Muhammad Shafeeq for Art and Calligraphy, Renowned Qawal Santo Qawal, Story and Drama Writer Mirza Athar Baig, Dr. Mohammad Aslam Ansari for Outstanding Performance in the Field of Literature, Famous Pakistani Kabaddi Player Mohammad Irfan and Renowned Athlete Haider Ali.
Governor Punjab Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar conferred Sitara-e-Imtiaz to Vice-Chancellor Agriculture University Multan Dr Asif Ali, Research essayist Dr Faisal Shahzad, GC University Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Ali Zaidi, Blind Prof. Muhammad Ilyas Ayub for outstanding performance in the field of education, Mumtaz Ahmad Khan in the field of Health and IB Assistant Director Javed Iqbal for exceptional counter terrorism measures and CTD Inspector Zahid Latif.