Tamgha-e-Imtiaz

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Tamgha-e-Imtiaz
Tamgha-e-Imtiaz (Medal of Excellence).jpeg
Awarded by the Sovereign or President of Pakistan, on the advice of the Government
Type Award
Day 14 August
Eligibility Pakistani or Foreign citizen
Awarded for The highest degree of service to the state, and for services to international diplomacy.
Status Currently constituted
Sovereign President of Pakistan
Sovereign Prime minister of Pakistan
Established 19 March 1957
First induction 19 March 1957
Precedence
Next (higher) Sitara-i-Imtiaz
Medal of Excellence Tamgha-e-Imtiaz.png
Ribbon: military (only)

Tamgha-i-Imtiaz[1] (Urdu: تمغہ امتیاز‎), English: Medal of Excellence, is a state organised honour of State of Pakistan. It is the fourth-highest decoration given to any civilian in Pakistan based on their achievements. While, it is a civilian award, it can also be bestowed upon military officers of the Pakistan Armed Forces and worn on the uniform. The award is not limited to the citizens of Pakistan, and can be awarded to foreign citizens who have done great service to Pakistan.

Recipients[edit]

Shokat Ali Gold Medalist – Snooker Player

  • Lt-Col Nisar Ahmed Choudhary
  • Norma Fernandes, sometime Headmistress of the Kindergarten and Junior Section, Karachi Grammar School
  • Lt-Col Syed Naseem Mahmud
  • Lt-Col Zahid Mehmood Abbasi
  • Air Chief Marshal Kaleem
  • Lt-Col Maqsood Ahmed Khan(AMC)
  • Lt-Col Sahibzada Anees Ahmed Khan Saadat
  • Vice Admiral Asaf Humayun
  • Group Captain Syed Inam Ullah
  • Lt-Col Abrar Ismail
  • Lt-Col Malik Saeed Akhter
  • Lt-Col Muhammed Farooq Shah
  • Lt-Col Naveed Ahsan
  • Lt-Col Samina Azaz
  • Maj. Muhammad Amin
  • Maj. Dr. Nauman Ahmed
  • Maj. Syed Iqbal Hussain Shah
  • Maj. Shaukat Mahmood
  • Hakeem Rizwan Hafeez Malik (2007) (Tibb)
  • Waseem Ahmad – 2015 – services Sports (Hockey)
  • Prof. Dr. Abdul Bari Khan – 2015 – services in medical and health sector
  • Prof. Dr. Ahmad Yousif A. Al-Draiweesh (Comparative Jurisprudence)
  • Prof. Dr. Shagufta Zulfiqar
  • Prof. Dr. Mustafa Shameel
  • Prof. Dr. Mir Hatam
  • Prof. Dr. Sikander Hayat Khan 1999
  • Prof. Khan Shah Zaman Khan (Health)
  • Dr. Abid Quddus Qazi 2000
  • Dr. Nauman Niaz 2014
  • Dr. Masroor Ikram (Science – Physics)
  • Dr. Pramila Lall
  • Dr Irfan Ahmad Baig (Literatur/Journalism)
  • Mr. Jamshed Masroor, (Jamshed Iqbal Rana) (Literature – Poetry)
  • Mr. Minhaj Muhammad Khan (Minhaj Barna) (late) (Journalism)
  • Al-Haj Molvi Rayazuddin Ahmed (late) (Education)
  • Shaukat Thanvi 1962 (journalist, humorist)[2]
  • Sikandar H. Lodhi (Literatur/Journalism)
  • Shaukat Pervaiz (Literatur/Journalism)
  • Mian Muhammad Latif 2004 (industrialist)[3]
  • Mohammad Aslam Khan (Literatur/Journalism)
  • Syed Mir Mehdi Shah Mehdi(Literatur/Journalism)
  • Shahid Farooq 2014
  • Syed Ahmed Hassan Shah 2014
  • Fawad Sulaman Niazi 2014
  • Saeed Ajmal 2014 (cricketer)
  • Chaudhry Faisal Mushtaq[4]
  • Shakil Auj[5] 2014– Education University of Karachi
  • Seema Mughal 2013
  • Faisal Khosa 2013
  • Riaz Ahmed – Wax Paint Artist from Peshawar 2012
  • Faisal Jahanzeb Mahsud 2012 (Electro Optics & Mechanical Engineering)
  • Faqir Muhammad Anjum 2011
  • Kanwal Feroze – 2009 – literature
  • Fasih Ur Rehman 2006
  • Faizaan Peerzada
  • Arbab Zafarullah Khan
  • Taj Mohammad Taji
  • Ishrat Saqib
  • Gulraiz Tabassum
  • Wazir Afzal (film music director)
  • Hakeem Nawaz Ahmed Khan Salik
  • Najamus Saqib Shabbir
  • Mohammad Tehzib
  • Sardar Sham Singh
  • Ali Anwar Khokhar[6]
  • Din Gul
  • Shabana Akhtar – 1998 – athletics
  • Hadiqa Kiani 2006 (singer)
  • Atif Aslam 2008 (singer)
  • Ali Sajid
  • Ghayyur Akhtar (TV actor)
  • Dr. Muhammad Sadiq – 2015 – Physics
  • Dr. Javed Iqbal
  • Sehar Kamran – 2011
  • Manzoor Niazi Qawwal 2005 Karachi[7]
  • Yasir Nazir 2016 – English/Urdu Literature
  • Haji Daraz Khan 2016 (Social Work)[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ It is also spelled as Tamgha-e-Imtiaz
  2. ^ http://www.dawn.com/news/1071157/dawn-features-may-06-2008, Biography and award info for Shaukat Thanvi on Dawn newspaper, Karachi, Published 6 May 2008, Retrieved 25 April 2016
  3. ^ http://www.dawn.com/news/135087/awards-for-civilians-announced, Award info listed for Mian Muhammad Latif (industrialist) on Dawn newspaper, Retrieved 8 July 2016
  4. ^ "Tamgha-i-Imtiaz conferred on Faisal Mushtaq", The Nation, Islamabad, 26 March 2013. Retrieved on 13 July 2014.
  5. ^ "Tamghae-i-Imtiaz conferred on Shakil Auj", The Nation, Islamabad, 23 March 2015. Retrieved on 18 April 2016.
  6. ^ http://www.dawn.com/news/89069/president-to-confer-civil-awards-today, Ali Anwar Khokhar's Tamgha-e-Imtiaz Award info on Dawn newspaper, Published 23 March 2003, Retrieved 7 June 2016
  7. ^ http://www.dawn.com/news/184551/127-awards-conferred-on-pakistan-day, Manzoor Niazi Qawwal Award info on Dawn newspaper, Karachi, Published 24 March 2006, Retrieved 25 April 2016
  8. ^ http://m.gulfnews.com/news/uae/society/abu-dhabi-expat-wins-pakistan-s-top-civilian-award-1.1817851, Haji Daraz Khan's Tamgha-e-Imtiaz Award info on gulfnews.com website, Retrieved 7 June 2016

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