RAWALPINDI – The chairman of joint chiefs of staff committee General Rashad Mahmood had conferred civil awards on country’s top nuclear scientists and engineers for their best services.
According to an official communique issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the ceremony took place at Joint Staff Headquarters which was attended by top military brass, civil servants and families of those being honored for their selfless services for the homeland.
According to the communique, General Rashad Mahmood, while acting on behalf of the President of Pakistan conferred civil awards on eminent scientists and engineers working in the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC), Dr AQ Khan Research Laboratory (KRL), National Engineering and Scientific Commission (Nescom), Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (Suparco) and Strategic Plans Division (SPD).
Of the 25 awardees, eight officials received Sitara-e-Imtiaz, 13 Pride of Performance and four received Tamgha-e-Imtiaz.
The recipients are: Sitara-e-Imtiaz — Syed Zahur-ul-Hasan Bokhari, Pervez Ahmed, Brigadier Shafqat Baig, SI Khaliq Dad Khan, Brigadier Azmat Hayat, Brigadier Muhammad Faheem Khawar, SI Air Commodore Syed Mehmood Hussain Rizvi and SI Col Zahid Majeed TI.
Pride of Performance – Syed Tauqir Ashraf, Munir Ahmad, Malik Murid Hussain, Khalil-ur-Rehman, Tariq Hameed, Farooq Ahmed Bhatti, Ghulam Rasool Akhtar, Wing Commander Tariq Ikram Ul Haq, Capt Hyder Ali Palijo, Dr Brigadier Masood Raza, TI Muhammad Yousuf Khan, Jehanzaib Khan, Dr Mehreen Afzal.
Tamgha-e-Imtiaz – Abdul Qayyum (Late), Lt Col Khalid Mahmood, Fasih-ur-Rehman and Dr Muhammad Farooq.