8 artists including Mehwish Hayat and Babra Sharif receive civil awards on Pakistan Day

Updated 24 Mar, 2019 07:02pm

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Awardees from the entertainment industry also included Reema, Sajjad Ali, Shabbir Jan, Iftikhar Thakur & Attaullah Khan.

Mehwish Hayat was awarded the Tamgha-i-Imtiaz.
Mehwish Hayat was awarded the Tamgha-i-Imtiaz.

On 23rd March, the Pakistan Civil Awards were conferred upon 127 people at Aiwan-e-Sadar, Islamabad by President Arif Alvi in honour of their work for Pakistan's betterment.

Among those were also entertainment figures who were honored on the day including actors Babra Sharif, Mehwish Hayat, Reema Khan, Iftikhar Thakur, Shabbir Jan, singers Attaullah Essakhelvi, Sajjad Ali and Sardar Ali Takkar.


Mehwish Hayat accepted the Tamgha-i-Imtiaz for her outstanding performance in Punjab Nahi Jaungi and making a mark in the international space for her work.

Pashto singer Sardar Ali Takkar was awarded for his notable work towards the language and his contribution to the nation.

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Legendary actress Babra Sharif was bestowed the award for her contribution to Pakistani cinema.

Singer Attaullah Khan Esakhelvi was awarded for his services to the Pakistani music industry.

Singer Sajjad Ali was honoured for his contribution to the local entertainment industry.

Tamgha-i-Ḥusn-e Karkardagi (Pride of Performance)

Reema Khan received the award for her services to the entertainment industry as well as her philanthropic work with Make A Wish Foundation and Government's Polio Vaccination program.

Pakistani actor and stand up comedian Iftikhar Thakur received the award for his contribution towards Pakistan's entertainment scene.

TV actor Shabbir Jan's was bestowed the award for his countless services to the entertainment industry.