Tamgha-i-Imtiaz (Urdu: تمغہ امتیاز), English: Medal of Excellence, is state organized honour of State of Pakistan. It is the fourth-highest decoration given to any civilian in Pakistan based on their achievements. While, it is civilian award, it can also be bestowed to Military officers of the Pakistan Armed Forces and worn in the uniform. The award is not limited to the citizens of Pakistan, and can be awarded to foreign citizens who have done great services to Pakistan.
It is the lowest but restricted award only conferred to individuals who have accomplished duty beyond what is assigned to him/her. It is awarded for distinguished merit in the fields of literature, arts, sports, medicine, music or science for civilians, strictly based on their achievements that caused world recognition of Pakistan. Parliament's committee for Award and Recognition Services for State of Pakistan, selected the names of individuals and sent final report to Prime minister of Pakistan. On advice of Prime minister, the President organized the colorful ceremony that is telecast and broadcast by the PTV. Like other awards, it is given in isolation, not in group, because the whole purpose of the award is to assess the recipients individual capabilities in par excellence.