The government of Pakistan issued on Sunday a list of 127 people who will be receiving civil awards this March 23. The list ranges from actors and singers to television anchors.
The awards will be presented by President Dr Arif Alvi for their excellence in different fields in a ceremony on Pakistan Day.
Actress Mehwish Hayat, who has bowled us over with her acting and singing skills, is all set to receive the Tamgha-i-Imtiaz. The actor was lauded for her performance in films Punjab Nahi Jaungi and Jawani Phir Nahi Ani.
The Sitara-i-Imtiaz will be awarded to music maestro Attaullah Khan Esakhelvi for his enchanting voice and Sajjad Ali whose songs Chief Sahab, Cinderella and Yaad To Ati Hogi enthralled fans of all age groups. Pakistani actress Babra Sharif will also get the same award for her acting skills.
President Alvi will also present the Pride of Performance award to actors like Reema Khan, Shabbir Jan and comedian Iftikhar Thakur along with journalist Arshad Sharif.
Last year, Junaid Jamshed, Asma Jahangir, Amjad Sabri, Misbahul Haq, Younus Khan, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shahid Afridi, Khalid Anum and Qaiser Nizamani were among others who received awards.