Singing sensation, Atif Aslam became the youngest ever Pakistani to receive the Tamgha-e- Imtiaz award for making his country proud. The award is the fourth highest honour of the Government of Pakistan given to both civilians and military having immense merit in various fields of literature, arts, sports, medicine or science.
Atif received the award from the Punjab Governor on Pakistan Day on March 23. The celebrated singer who has already performed in more than 25 countries, while receiving the award said, “I think (I got the award) because I represented Pakistan internationally a lot this year. That's what the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz stands for. It's awarded to people who make Pakistan proud globally.”
The pop singer is well-known for scores like Hum Kis Galli, Aadat, Woh Lamhe, Doorie, Tere Bin and Pehli Nazar Mein. His albums Jal Pari, Doorie, Meri Kahani have got ravishing response across the sub continent.
Atif released his first album Jal Pari on July 18, 2004 by Sound Master and IC records. It was declared to be the best selling album of the year within just 5 months of the release.
This young sensation has also performed in Royal Albert Hall in 2007 and will also perform in Colosseum in Rome, Italy in July 2008.
Since his song Woh Lamhe and Tere bin, he became a phenomenon in Indian film music culture and is adored by millions of friends in India and abroad.
Shafqat Amanat Ali from Fuzon to Mitwa, Pappu Saein, Reshma and Ustad Hamid Ali Khan also received the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz award for various other fields.
Shoaib Mansoor was conferred with the Sitara-e-Imtiaz, whose critically acclaimed film Khuda Kay Liye based on the life and turmoil of Muslim community aftermath of 9/11.
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