President Dr. Arif Alvi chairs a briefing on Pakistan Civil Awards .

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ISLAMABAD; Merit and transparency should be maintained at all levels of the nomination process of Pakistan Civil Awards, said President Dr. Arif Alvi, at a presentation on Pakistan Civil Awards by Secretary Cabinet, at the Aiwan-e-Sadr, Islamabad on Thursday.

Secretary Cabinet briefed the President on order of civil awards, eligibility of the candidates, criteria for conferment of the awards, and the multilayered procedure of processing of civil awards. Highest care is taken to nominate people, who have rendered meritorious services for the society and country, he added.

Every year on March 23rd, Pakistan Civil Awards (five orders of civil awards and one pride of performance) are given by the President, as provided for in the Constitution, to citizens of Pakistan as well as foreign nationals, who have outstanding and meritorious services in their respective fields. The nominations of awards are scrutinized by different committees to ensure the integrity of the selection process.

In the end, while appreciating the newly designed Performa to measure the eligibility, the President hoped that this would help in enhancing the objectivity of the selection process.

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