President Confers Awards on foreign nationals and expatriate Pakistanis on the occasion of Independence Day
On the occasion of the Independence Day of Pakistan, the President of Pakistan has conferred Hilal-i-Pakistan on Senator John Kerry of USA, General Liang Guanglie of China and Professor Dr. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, Secretary General OIC for their services to Pakistan.
Senator John Kerry is one of the main sponsors of the Kerry-Lugar Bill who believes that a democratic and economically strong Pakistan is important for regional peace, stability and that the US needs to redouble its efforts to strengthen Pakistan’s civilian government and support its efforts against militants.
General Liang Guanglie of China who is a member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and Central Military Commission has been awarded Hilal-i-Pakistan for his strong support for deeper Pak-China defence cooperation.Professor Dr. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, OIC Secretary General has been awarded Hilal-i-Pakistan for his friendship with Pakistan and also for promoting the cause of Jammu and Kashmir dispute.
Other foreign nationals and expatriate Pakistanis who have been awarded for their services to Pakistan in diverse areas are Professor Qin Dahe, China, Hilal-i-Quaid-i-Azam; Mr. An Qiguang, China, Sitara-i-Pakistan, Mr. Philip Goddard Ransley, UK, Sitara-i-Imtiaz, Prof. Hiroji Kataoka, Japan, Sitara-i-Imtiaz, Late Ms. Nirmala Deshpande, India, Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Posthumous), Mr. Dzanko Damir, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Sitara-i-Imtiaz, Dr. Harald Hauptmann, Germany, Sitara-i-Imtiaz, Mr. Folker Flasse, Germany, Sitara-i-Imtiaz,Mr. Pedio Massimo, Italy, Sitara-i-Imtiaz, Dr. Med. Ursula H. Schmitz,Germany, President’s Award for Pride of Performance, Dr. Rebecca D. Eiwen, UK, President’s Award for Pride of Performance, Prof. Dr. Bernd Michael Rode, Austria, Sitara-i-Quaid-i-Azam,Prof. Li Xiguang, China, Sitara-i-Quaid-i-Azam, Mr. Tariq Abdul Hamid Hamed Mishkhas, Saudi
Arabia, Sitara-i-Quaid-i-Azam,Mr. Abdul Fatah Marafie, Kuwait, Tamgha-i-Imtiaz,Mr. Abdul Illah Mohammad Rafie Marafie, Kuwait, Tamgha-i-Imtiaz, Dr. Javed Suleman, Pakistani – living in USA, Tamgha-i-Imtiaz, Dr. M.S. Kausar, Pakistani – living in UK, Tamgha-i-Imtiaz; and Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, Uganda, Tamgha-i-Imtiaz.
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