Voice of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Wednesday, May 31, 2023

New Zealand Govt announces highest civilian award for Pakistani citizen

The New Zealand government has announced that Habibullah Marwat, from Lakki Marwat district in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, will be awarded New Zealand’s highest civilian award, the Queen’s Service Medal, for outstanding services.

Land Governor General at a ceremony On Monday, on the occasion of Queen’s Birthday, has announced to give the country’s largest civil award to various personalities in recognition of their outstanding services in various fields. Habibullah Marwat of Sharbi Khel village in Lakki Marwat district of Pakhtunkhwa Nakhwa is also named. He has been awarded the country’s largest civil award “Queen’s Service Medal” in recognition of his outstanding services to Muslim and ethnic communities.

The selection of the nominees for the award is approved by the Queen of Great Britain on the advice of the Prime Minister through an honorary event organized by the Government of New Zealand. Living with his family in Christchurch, New York, Habibullah Marwat has been doing significant work in the Muslim and ethnic communities. He played a key role in bringing ethnic communities closer through sports. Together with the players of the New Zealand women’s cricket team, he started sports programs for girls from ethnic communities. In addition, he has rendered invaluable services to the Muslim community.

In recognition of his services, the government has announced that he will receive the country’s largest civil award. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has personally thanked him for his valuable services to the country. Expressing happiness over this achievement of Habibullah Marwat, the Pakistani community living in New Zealand said that Pakistanis living in New Zealand are shining the name of their country with their hard work and dedication and will continue to do so.

It should be noted that Habibullah Marwat is the first person in the history of New Zealand to receive the largest civil award in New Zealand awarded by the government.

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