Pride of Performance Awards (2010–19)

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Pride of Performance (Urdu: تمغۂ حسنِ کارکردگی‎) is a civil award given by the Government of Pakistan to Pakistani citizens in recognition of distinguished merit in the fields of literature, arts, sports, medicine or science.


In 2009, the following list of recipients was announced.[1][2]

Name Field Specialization Country Province
Sattar Shabbir Social Science Economist/Policy Maker Pakistan Punjab
Atta Muhammad Kakar Sports Sports Pakistan Balochistan
Ayaz Ayub Science Electrical Engineering Pakistan Punjab
Muhammad Javed Akhtar Science Chemistry Pakistan Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Raja Ali Raza Anwer Science Nuclear Engineering Pakistan Punjab
Rebecca D. Eiwen For services to Pakistan U.K.
Faiz-ul-Hassan Science Electronics Pakistan Punjab
Fehmida Riaz Literature Literature Pakistan Sindh
Hameed Akhtar Literature Literature Pakistan Punjab
Kaleem Shaukat Science Mechanical Engineering Pakistan Punjab
Khawaja Zakauddin Sports Field Hockey Pakistan Punjab
Lal Saeed Sports Boxing Pakistan Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Mahmood Shaam Journalism Journalist Pakistan Sindh
Masood Ashar Literature Literature Pakistan Punjab
Masud Mufti Literature Literature Pakistan Punjab
Mehmooda Kazmi Science Biology Pakistan Punjab
Afzal Tauseef Literature Literature Pakistan Punjab
Musarrat Misbah Art Restructuring of faces Pakistan Sindh
Muhammad Ibrahim Joyo Literature Literature Pakistan Sindh
Muhammad Masood Mirza Science Mining Engineering Pakistan Punjab
Muhammad Saleem Khan (Saleem Raz) Literature Poetry Pakistan Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Inam-ul-Haq Javeid Literature Poetry Pakistan Punjab
Muhammad Azam Azam Literature Literature Pakistan Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Rabia Zuberi Art Education and Sculpture Pakistan Sindh
Riaz Alam Khan Science Aerospace Engineering Pakistan Sindh
S. M. Javed Akhtar Science Laser Optics Pakistan Sindh
Safdar Habib Science Engineering Pakistan Sindh
Shahid Afridi Sports Cricket Pakistan Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Shahid Mahmood Nadeem Literature Playwright Pakistan Punjab
Sobho Gian Chandani Literature Literature Pakistan Sindh
Sultan Ahmed Journalism Journalism Pakistan Sindh
Syed Khalid Hussain Science Nuclear Engineering Pakistan Punjab
Syed Tahir Hassan Hashmi Science Chemical Engineering Pakistan Islamabad
Ursula H. Schmitz For services to Pakistan Germany
Younus Khan Sports Cricket Pakistan Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Zahid Shakeel Science Mechanical Engineering Pakistan Punjab
Zulfiqar Ali Art Film Music Composer Pakistan Punjab


On 14 August 2010, the following list of recipients was announced. It consisted of 46 Pakistanis and 1 Canadian of Pakistani origin.[3][4]

Name Field Specialization Country Province
Ahmad Saleem (Muhammad Saleem Khawaja) Literature Pakistan Punjab
Aleem Dar Sports Cricket Umpiring Pakistan Punjab
Amjad Pervez Science Laser Optics Pakistan Punjab
Anwar Saleem Ahmad (Late) Literature Pakistan Azad Jammu and Kashmir
Ashfaq Hussain[5] Literature Canada
Khalida Inayat Noor Science Mathematics Pakistan Punjab
Mubashir Ahmed Sheikh Science Metallurgical Engineering Pakistan Punjab
Muhammad Arshad Science Nuclear Engineering Pakistan Punjab
Muhammad Nazar Science Physics Pakistan Punjab
Shafqat Karim Science Physics Pakistan Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Shahzad Mahmood Science Plasma Physics Pakistan Punjab
Sumeera Ikram Science Chemistry Pakistan Punjab
Syed Tajammal Hussain Science Nano Technology Pakistan Islamabad
Ghani Parwaz Literature Pakistan Balochistan
Goshpi Byram Avari Sports Sailing/Yachting Pakistan Sindh
Gulzar Ahmed Sheikh Science Underground Mining Engineering Pakistan Punjab
Habib[5] Art Film and TV Actor Pakistan Punjab
Hashim Nadeem Khan Literature Medical Pakistan Balochistan
Iqbal Javed Khan Science Experimental Aerodynamics Engineering Pakistan Punjab
Ishan Ullah Qazi Science Chemistry Pakistan Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Javaid Ahsan Bhatti Science Vacuum Science and Technology Pakistan Punjab
Khalid Ahmad Literature Pakistan Punjab
Khan Tehsil Art Folk Singing Pakistan Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Manzoor Akhter (Tehsin Firaqi) Literature Pakistan Punjab
Muhammad Afzal Arain Science Agriculture Pakistan Sindh
Muhammad Ahmed Science Electronics Engineering Pakistan Sindh
Muhammad Aslam Science Mechanical Engineering Pakistan Punjab
Muhammad Khalid Zahid Science Electrical Engineering Pakistan Balochistan
Naseem Hameed Sports Athletics Pakistan Sindh
Abdul Rahim Nagori Art Painting Pakistan Sindh
Muhammad Nawaz Science Pharmacokinetics Pakistan Punjab
Muhammad Rasul Jan Science Chemistry Pakistan Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
S. Amjad Bukhari Art TV Producer Pakistan Islamabad
S. B. John[5] Art Film Playback Singing Pakistan Sindh
S.H. Qasim Jalali Art TV Drama Production Pakistan Sindh
Saif-ur-Rehman Saifi Literature Poetry Pakistan Punjab
Saleem Akram Ansari Science Nucl Pakistan Punjab
Samina Ahmed[5] Art TV Drama Acting Pakistan Punjab
Shahid Pervaiz Butt Sports Wrestling Pakistan Punjab
Shams Malik (Late) Literature Journalism Pakistan Punjab
Suhail Akram (Suhail Ahmed)[5] Art TV Drama Acting Pakistan Punjab
Tajdar Alam Science Information Technology Pakistan Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Ustad Hussain Bukhsh Gullu Art Classical Music Singer Pakistan Punjab
Ustad Muhammad Alam Art Blue Pottery Pakistan Punjab
Ustad Sharafat Ali Khan (Late) Art Classical Singing Pakistan Punjab
Wazir Afzal[5] Art Film Music Composer Pakistan Punjab
Zafar Kazmi (Late) Art Painting and Sculpture Pakistan Sindh
Moin Akhter (Late) Art TV Artist / Comedian Pakistan Sindh


On 14 August 2011, the following list of recipients was announced. It consists of 43 individuals.[6][7]

Name Field Specialization Country Province
Asad Rehman Science Computer Science (Northbay Solutions) Pakistan Punjab
Raja Shahid Nazir Science Mechanical Engineering Pakistan Punjab
Abdul Hamid Science Physics Pakistan Punjab
Sajjad Ahmad Mehmood Science Chemical Engineering Pakistan Punjab
Ghulam Hussain Science Mechanical Engineering Pakistan Punjab
Mirza Zafarul Islam Science Geology Pakistan Punjab
Muhammad Aqil-ur-Rahman Science Physics Pakistan Punjab
Sameeullah Khan Science Mechanical Engineering Pakistan Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Rashid Ahmed Alvi Science Chemistry Pakistan Punjab
Muhammad Ibrahim Science Physics Pakistan Punjab
Muhammad Zaman Science Telecommunication Engineering Pakistan Punjab
Muhammad Amjad Siddique Almas Geo-Spatial Technologies Military Applications Pakistan Punjab
Tariq Aziz Khan Science Electronics Engineering Pakistan Sindh
Irfan Ahmad Science Electrical Engineering Pakistan Punjab
Muhammad Imran Science Micro Wave Science Pakistan Punjab
Tasleem Baig Science Aerospace Engineering Pakistan Punjab
Shakeel Zahid Science Aerospace Engineering (Satellite Technology) Pakistan Punjab
Waqas Masood Science Physics Pakistan Punjab
Waqas Umer Science Electroninc Engineering Pakistan Punjab
Mehboob-ur-Rehman Science Plant Breeding & Genetics Pakistan Punjab
Syed Tauseef Mohyud-Din Science Mathematics/Physical Sciences Pakistan Punjab
Farzana Suleman Education Pakistan Sindh
Muhammad Sharif Tahir Education Pakistan Punjab
Gulzar Alam Music (Singer) Pakistan Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Ejaz Hussain Hazarvi Music Performing Arts Pakistan Punjab
Shigeyuki Ataka Arts & Literature Japan
Saira Kazmi Art TV Drama director Pakistan
Mohsin Gillani Art TV Drama Actor Pakistan
Noman Ijaz Art TV Drama Actor Pakistan
Saba Hameed Art TV Drama Actress Pakistan
Meera Art Film Actress Pakistan
Javed Sheikh Art Film Actor/ Director Pakistan
Rahat Naveed Masud Art Fine Arts Pakistan Punjab
Azhar Javed Literature Pakistan Punjab
Tariq Khurshid Malik Literature Pakistan Punjab
Lutfullah Khan Literature/ Music Archives Large Music Archives Library Sindh Pakistan
Muhammad Aman (Sarshar Siddiqui) Literature Pakistan Sindh
Zahida Hina Literature Journalism Pakistan Sindh
Khawaja Muhammad Zakariya Literature Pakistan Punjab
Mohammad Yousuf Sports Cricket Pakistan
Qasim Zia Sports Hockey Pakistan Punjab
Muhammad Khamis Public Service Pakistan
Zahoor Ahmed Awan Public Service Pakistan
Engr. Arif Naseem Art Sculpture Pakistan Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


On 13 August 2012, the following list of recipients was announced. It consists of 25 individuals.[8][9][10]

Name Field Specialization Country Province
Ms. Tahira Syed Arts Singing Pakistan
Ms. Shahida Latif Literature Literature/Poetry Pakistan Punjab
Engr. Rafaqat Ali Mughal Science Mechanical Engineering Pakistan
Mrs. Saadia Chaudhary Science Applied Mathematics Pakistan
Mr. Zahid Ahmad Science Mechanical Engineering Pakistan
Dr. Muhammad Aleem Mirza Science Electronic Engineering Pakistan
Dr. Abdul Manan Science Aerospace Engineering Pakistan
Mr. Wajih Anwar Science Mechanical Engineering Pakistan
Mr. Muhammad Imran Akram Science Avionics Engineering Pakistan
Dr. Asif Hameed Science Wireless Communication Engineering Pakistan
Mr. Muhammad Iftikhar Ahmad Science Chemistry Pakistan
Mr. Zia-Ullah Science Physics Pakistan
Mr. Amer Sarfraz Ahmad Science Satellite Technology Engineering Pakistan
Mr. Muhammad Iqbal Rao Science Space Technology Pakistan
Dr. Sikandar Majid Mirza Science Physics Pakistan
Dr. Javaid Bashir Science Physics Pakistan
Dr. Sardar Mehmood Ahmed Khan Education Medical Pakistan
Mr. Pervaiz Iqbal Cheema Education Teaching & Research Pakistan
Mr. Muhammad Rafiullah Khan Education Pakistan
Mr. Muhammad Ajmal Khan Arts Music (Tabla Playing) Punjab Pakistan
Alamgir Arts TV pop singer Sindh Pakistan
Ms. Shahida Mini Arts Singing Pakistan
Mst. Naghma Arts Pashto Singer Pakistan Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Mr. Dur Muhammad Kassi Literature Literature / Documentary Pakistan
Ms. Maria Toorpakey Wazir Sports Squash Pakistan


On 14 August 2013, the following list of recipients was announced. It consists of 40 individuals.[11][12][13]

Name Field Specialization Country Province
Syed Tauqir Ashraf Science Physics Pakistan Sindh
Mr. Khalil-ur-Rehman Science Physics Pakistan Punjab
Wali Khan Babar (Late) Education Journalism Pakistan Sindh
Dr. Muhammad Arif Chaudhry Science Chemistry Pakistan Punjab
Mr. Farooq Ahmed Bhatti Science Analytical Physics Pakistan Punjab
Mr. Ghulam Rasool Akhtar Science Computational Physics Pakistan Punjab
Malik Murid Hussain Science Chemical Engineering Pakistan Punjab
Mr. Munir Ahmad Science Civil Engineering Pakistan Punjab
Mr. Tariq Hameed Science Nuclear Engineering Pakistan Punjab
Mr. Tariq Ikram ul Haq Science Avionics Engineering Pakistan Sindh
Mr. Jehanzaib Khan Lodhi Science Aerospace Engineering Pakistan Punjab
Dr. Hamid Saleem Science Plasma Physics Pakistan Punjab
Dr. Mohammad Mujahid Science Material Engineering Pakistan Punjab
Mr. Mohammad Yousuf Khan Science Electronics & Communication Engineering Pakistan FATA
Dr. Brigadier Masood Raza Science Artificial Intelligence (Military Application) Pakistan Punjab
Mr. Hyder Ali Palijo Science Project Management Pakistan Sindh
Prof. Hasan Shahnawaz Zaidi Education Art & Design Pakistan Punjab
Cecil Chaudhry Education Academic and human rights activism Pakistan Punjab
Dr. Mehreen Afzal Science Cryptography (Military Application) Pakistan Punjab
Shahid Abdullah Arts Art & Design Pakistan Sindh
Ustad Shafiquz Zaman Khan Arts Calligraphy Pakistan Sindh
Prof. Dr. Tabbasum Kashmiri Literature Literature Pakistan Punjab
Agha Saleem Literature Literature Pakistan Sindh
Professor Wali Muhammad Khan Siyal Kakar Literature Literature Pakistan Balochistan
Dr. Younus Javaid Literature Literature/Scholar Pakistan Punjab
Ali Muhammadi Khorasani Literature Literature Tajikistan
Syed Irshad Hussain Rashid (Late) Education Journalism Pakistan
Khalid Ahmad Education Journalism Pakistan Punjab
Nazir Leghari[14] Education Journalism Pakistan Punjab
Azhar Hussain Jafri Education Photo-Journalism Pakistan Punjab
Munir Hussain (Late) Education Journalism/Cricket Commentary Pakistan Sindh
Muhammad Asif[15] Sports Snooker player Pakistan Punjab
Misbah-ul-Haq Sports Crickter Pakistan Punjab
Zeeshan Abbasi Sports Cricketer Pakistan Punjab
Aurangzeb Leghari Arts Acting Pakistan Punjab
Ayub Khawar Arts Directing Pakistan Punjab
Dr. Bakht Jamal Science Health Professional Pakistan
Dr. Muhammad Naeem Science Health Professional Pakistan
Ahad Khan Cheema Civil Services Pakistan
Hanif Khan Sports Field Hockey Pakistan Sindh


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