Nishan-e-Pakistan ( Urdu: نشان پاکستان, English: Order of Pakistan) is the highest of civil awards and decorations given by the Government of Pakistan for the highest degree of service to the country and nation of Pakistan. The award was established on 19 March 1957.
The Nishan-e-Pakistan, unlike other honours, is a highly restricted and most prestigious award and is only conferred for the merit and distinguished services to the country, international community, and foreign relations. This award, like other civilian awards, is announced on 14 August each year and its investiture takes place on following 23 March. Recipients are entitled to the post-nominal NPk.
Foreign recipients of Nishan-e-Pakistan [ edit ]
Recipients of the Hilal-e-Pakistan [ edit ]
Hilal-e-Pakistan ( Crescent of Pakistan), stands second in hierarchy of civilian awards after the Nishan-E-Pakistan.
Recipients of the Sitara-e-Pakistan [ edit ]
Sitara-e-Pakistan ( Star of Pakistan), stands third in hierarchy of civilian awards after the Nishan-e-Pakistan and the Hilal-e-Pakistan.
Aslam Khattak politician/chairman, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan
Abdus Salam scientist and Science Advisor to the Government
Air Commodore Władysław Turowicz military scientist and engineer
Vice-Admiral Syed Mohammad Ahsan Naval intelligence officer and
Chief of Naval Staff
A G N Kazi Chairman Water and Power Development Authority
Rear Admiral Leslie Mungavin Naval Officer
Chief Justice Bashiruddin Ahmed Khan Judge
Akhtar Hameed Khan Social scientist, he pioneered
microcredit, microfinance, and rural development initiatives
Sandy Gall journalist
Habibullah Khan Khattak for action in Burma during
World War II
Bronte Clucas Quayle, CB, OBE, QC, for his services in drafting the
Constitution of Pakistan
James M. Shera, MBE Politician, Head of the International Curriculum Support Services, Education Department
Grace Warren surgeon, leprosy expert
Greg Mortenson humanitarian,
Central Asia Institute - for promoting girls' literacy and education, and establishing schools in Pakistan
Khaled Almaeena journalist,
Saudi Gazette - Journalism
Saudi Arabia [14 ]
An Qiguang Former Counsel General of China in Karachi for his notable services in strengthening the relations between Pakistan and China
Rowan Douglas Williams [13 ] Anglican bishop,
Archbishop of Canterbury, public services to Pakistan
General C. S. Weerasooriya [16 ] Former Sri Lankan
High Commissioner to Pakistan
Recipients of the Tamgha-e-Pakistan [ edit ]
Tamgha-e-Pakistan ( Medal of Pakistan), stands fourth in hierarchy of civilian awards after the Nishan-e-Pakistan, Hilal-e-Pakistan, Sitara-e-Pakistan.
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