During Pakistan Day celebrations, Babar Azam, the captain of the Pakistan cricket team, was awarded the Sitara-e-Imtiaz, the country’s third-highest civilian honor, at an investiture ceremony held at the Punjab Governor House by Governor Baligh Ur Rehman. Babar, at the age of 28, has become the youngest cricketer to receive the Sitara-e-Imtiaz, acknowledging his exceptional accomplishments in the realm of sports.

President Dr. Arif Alvi awarded civil honors to 135 individuals, including Pakistani citizens and foreign nationals, for their exceptional achievements and bravery in their respective domains. The awards were conferred at a ceremony held at Aiwan-e-Sadr, attended by cabinet members, diplomats, and the recipients’ family members.

The President presented the awards in ten categories, including Nishan-i-Imtiaz, Tamgha-i-Imtiaz, Hilal-i-Imtiaz, Hilal-i-Quaid-Azam, Sitara-i-Shujaat, Sitara-i-Imtiaz, Presidential Award for Pride of Performance, Tamgha-i-Shujaata, and Tamgha-i-Khidmat. From the sports domain, Bisma Maroof received the Tamgha-i-Imtiaz.

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Babar deemed it an “immense honour” to receive the award in the presence of his parents. “This award is for my parents, fans and the people of Pakistan,” he tweeted and shared a picture with them.

Throughout the day, congratulatory messages poured in for Babar, check them out below.



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