ISLAMABAD: President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi has awarded ‘Shaan Pakistan’ Award to 38 Corona Heroes who fought on the front line during the coronavirus pandemic.

Governor Punjab Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar and Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar were also given the Shaan Pakistan Award. Families of martyred doctors were also amongst the recipients of the Shaan Pakistan Award.

The ‘Shaan Pakistan’ Award ceremony was held at Governor’s House Lahore with President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi as the special guest.

Energy Minister Dr. Akhtar Malik, Provincial Minister for Housing Mian Mahmood Al-Rasheed, Samina Alvi-wife of the President of Pakistan, Begum Perveen Sarwar-wife of Governor Punjab, Political Secretary to Governor Mian Kashif Iqbal, renowned singer Ali Zafar, Gohar Ijaz from Business Community Dr. Amjad Saqib and the families of the martyred doctors and medical staff also participated in the event.

During the ceremony, Dr. Mustafa Kamal, Vice Chancellor of Nishtar Medical University, who died due to Corona, Dr. Hafiz Maqsood Ahmed, martyred Professor of Services Hospital, MS of DJQ Hospital Teaching Hospital, Dr. Masood Qasri, and other martyred doctors received the award.

While Gohar Ijaz, Anwar A. Ghani, Mian Talat Mahmood, Mian Anjum Nisar and Mian Ahsan from the business community and Dr. Amjad Saqib, Chairman of the Akhuwat Foundation, Muhammad Abdul Shakoor of Al-Khidmat Foundation, Muhammad Ali of Al-Maida Trust, Mrs. Perveen Sarwar-Vice-Chair Sarwar Foundation received the ‘Shaan Pakistan’ Award among others who contributed to the war against coronavirus pandemic.

Addressing the event, President Arif Ali said that the whole world is recognizing Pakistan’s strategy against Corona due to which we overcame this pandemic successfully.

The government under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan had reached out to the poor under the Ehsas program and has set an example of philanthropy, he added.

Alvi stated that the spirit shown by Pakistani philanthropists in the war against Corona is also an example to the whole world. There are still dangers, so the public should continue following the Coronavirus SOPs.

Governor Punjab Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar said that the heroes who fought on the front line against corona will always be remembered in history.

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