Pakistan awards Sitara-e-Imtiaz to Babar Azam on occasion of 75th Independence Day

Babar will become the youngest Pakistan cricketer to be conferred with Pakistan's third-highest civilian honour.

Tanishq SharmaAuthor

Updated - 14 August 2022 07:21 PM

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Pakistan is celebrating its 75th Independence Day on August 14 and has honoured their men's and women's cricket team skippers Babar Azam and Bismah Maroof respectively with civil awards. However, the award ceremony will take place on March 23, 2023.

The Pakistan Cricket Board took to their official Twitter handle to congratulate men's and women's team captains and blind cricketer Masood Jan on being conferred with the civil awards.

PCB wrote, "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."

The government of Pakistan has decided to award the Sitara-e-Imtiaz to Babar Azam while the women's team captain Bismah Maroof will receive the Tamgah-e-Imtiaz. The blind cricketer will be honoured with the Pride of Performance award. On March 23, the 27-year-old Babar will become the youngest Pakistan cricketer to be conferred with Pakistan's third-highest civilian honour.

On the occasion of 75th year of independence of the country, President of Pakistan Dr Arif Alvi conferred Pakistan civil awards to 253 Pakistani citizens as well as foreign nationals. The citizens, who showed excellence and courage in different fields, were bestowed with the civil awards.

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