Pakistan to confer highest civilian award on Dr M

Pakistan will confer the Nishan-e-Pakistan (Order of Pakistan), the country’s highest civilian award, to Malaysia’s Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

The award will be given during his official three-day visit to the country beginning Thursday. The award is to be bestowed on Mahathir for his contributions to the United Nations, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation and Asean.

Pakistan President Arif Alvi will present the award to Mahathir at the Aiwan-e-Sadr Presidential Palace on the second day of his visit. Mahathir is also scheduled to meet Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan. The meetings will provide the opportunity for the two sides to evaluate their bilateral relations and identify other areas of cooperation that can be explored for mutual benefit.

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