ISLAMABAD; Pakistan: President Dr Arif Alvi has said that merit and transparency should be maintained at all levels of the nomination process of Pakistan Civil Awards.
In a meeting held at the Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad on Thursday, the president said that highest care is taken to nominate people, who have rendered meritorious services for the society and Country.
The 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.
Every year on March 23, 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, President Dr Arif Alvi hoped that this would help in enhancing the objectivity of the selection process.