Mahathir conferred Pakistan’s highest civilian award

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad was conferred the Nishan-e-Pakistan or Order of Pakistan, the country’s highest civilian award, by Pakistan President Dr Arif Alivi on Friday.

The conferment of the award follows his contributions to the United Nations (UN), Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and Asean.

The investiture ceremony was held at the Aiwan-e-Sadr Presidential Palace and began with the recitation of the Holy Quran.

Also present at the investiture was Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan.

The Nishan-e-Pakistan is the highest of civil awards and decorations awarded by the Pakistan Government for the highest degree of service to the country and nation of Pakistan.

The Nishan-e-Pakistan is the most prestigious award and is only conferred to the recipient for services rendered to the country, international community, and foreign relations.

Mahathir later attended a state banquet hosted by Arif.

Earlier, Mahathir paid a courtesy call on the President.