This ceremony of awarding the Pakistani citizens and 18 foreigners has been delayed already as it intended to take place on 14th august but due to governmental issues it couldn’t be organized but now it’s going to be held on 23rd march 2019 with formal ceremonial activities.
Prominent names being honored include Mehwish Hayat, Reema Khan, Babra Sharif, Shabbir Jan, Iftikhar Thakur, renowned singer Attaullah Khan Esakhelvi, Sajjad Ali, Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, Yasir Shah, anchorperson Ishrat Fatima, Arshad Sharif and business personality Aqeel Karim Dhedhi.
Over the past few years, Mehwish has given stellar performances in TV dramas like Meray Qatil Meray Dildar, Dil Lagi and Man Jali as well as on the big screen with films like Punjab Nahi Jaungi, Load Wedding and Actor-in-Law.
Tamgha-i-Imtiaz: Mehwish Hayat
Hilal-i-Imtiaz: Former Pakistani cricket team captains Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis
Sitara-i-Imtiaz: Former fast bowler Yasir Shah, singer Sajjad Ali, Attaullah Khan Esakhelvi, veteran actress Babra Sharif
Pride of Performance: Veteran actress Reema Khan, TV actor Shabbir Jan, news anchor Ishrat Fatima, TV anchor Arshad Sharif & veteran stand-up comedian Iftikhar Thakur