ISLAMABAD - President Asif Ali Zardari Friday approved conferment of Tamgha-e-Shujaat on Shazia Ramzan and Kainat Riaz, and Sitara-i-Shujaat (Posthumous) on Late Dr Parveen Rehman. Spokesperson to the President Senator Farhatullah Babar said that Shazia Ramzan and Kainat Riaz, school fellows of Malala Yousufzai, were brutally attacked by the militants while they were travelling with Malala in the same school van. These girls represent the true face of Pakistan and are national asset. They had raised collective national consciousness against the barbarism of militants and extremists and their quest for knowledge despite threats had illumined the path for all, he said.
Likewise, he said that late Dr Parveen Rehman, Director Orangi Pilot Project, devoted her life to the service of the people, especially the poor, and rendered huge contributions for their welfare and betterment thorough community work. She joined Orangi Pilot Project in the early 1980s and continued serving the people managing their housing, sanitation programmes, education, training, water supply and other facilities. Spokesperson said that the award has been conferred in recognition of her undaunted social services.