Waseem Akram, Waqar Younis to be conferred with Civil Awards

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KARACHI  : The Government of Pakistan has issued a list of 127 names for the Civil Awards. Two national captains, Waseem Akram and Waqar Younis including three cricketers have also successfully secured a nomination.

Fast bowling legends, Waseem Akram and Waqar Younis will be awarded with the prestigious, Hilal Imtiaz award while the leg spinner, Yasir Shah will be awarded with Sitara Imtiaz.

The international wrestler, Inam Butt in recognition of his international successes will be awarded with prestigious Presidential Award for Pride of Performance.

Pakistan President Arif Alvi will present awards to the listed names on March 23.

The list of renowned local and international personalities is usually issued on August 14, however this time; the list has been issued two weeks prior to Pakistan Day. The list also includes names of 18 foreigners.

HL: Fast bowling legends, Waseem Akram and Waqar Younis will be awarded with the prestigious, Hilal Imtiaz award while the leg spinner, Yasir Shah will be awarded with Sitara Imtiaz

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