Pakistani singer Shehzad Roy was awarded his second Sitara-e-Imtiaz today in Islamabad.
On Thursday morning, the singer tweeted, “I will be honored with the Sitara-e-Imtiaz tomorrow in Islamabad. I know of so many unsung heroes who may never be publicly recognised but they work every day to reform our society. I dedicate this award to their selfless dedication.”
Sitara-e-Imtiaz is Pakistan’s third highest civilian honor and is awarded to individuals who have made significant contributions to help protect the Country’s security, or have made a strong impact in promoting world peace, cultural or other significant public endeavors.
Roy is the president and founder of Zindagi Trust, a non-government charitable organisation that primarily works to establish the platform for quality education for every Pakistani.
Previously Shehzad Roy had received the Sitara-i-Imtiaz in 2005 for his organization’s undeniable work as they set up rehabilitation centers after the 2005 Kashmir earthquake. He had also been the recipient of Sitara-e-Eisaar in 2006.
Last year, the ‘Laga Reh’ singer was also appointed as the National Goodwill Ambassador for United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).