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Pakistan captain Babar Azam to receive Sitara-e-Imtiaz

The 27-year-old will become the youngest Pakistani cricketer to be conferred with the prestigious award, Pakistan's third-highest civilian honour

Pakistan captain Babar Azam to receive Sitara-e-Imtiaz PHOTO: AFP

The federal government has awarded Sitara-e-Imtiaz to Pakistan men's cricket team captain Babar Azam on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the country's independence.

The 27-year-old will become the youngest Pakistani cricketer to be conferred with the prestigious award, Pakistan's third-highest civilian honour. 

 

PCB CONGRATULATES Masood Jan (blind cricketer), Pakistan men's team captain Babar Azam and Pakistan women's team captain Bismah Maroof at being conferred with civil awards on Pakistan's 75th anniversary. pic.twitter.com/dscGoqJ5Zq

— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) August 14, 2022

 

On the other hand, women's team captain Bismah Maroof will receive Tamgah e Imtiaz. Meanwhile, Blind cricketer Masood Jan will receive the Pride of Performance award.

It must be noted that President of Pakistan Dr Arif Alvi conferred Pakistan civil awards on 253 Pakistani citizens as well as foreign nationals on the occasion of 75th Diamond Jubilee Anniversary of the country.

The citizens were bestowed with awards for showing excellence and courage in different fields. The investiture ceremony of these awards will take place on Pakistan Day, March 23 2023.