Legendary Abdul Qadir Conferred Sitara-e-Imtiaz

The legendary leg-spinner, late Abdul Qadir, has been posthumously conferred ‘Sitara-e-Imtiaz,’ the country’s third-highest civilian award by the government of Pakistan.

The development came on the occasion of 23rd March, Pakistan Day. Mrs. Qadir received the award, handed by Governor Punjab, Chaudhary Mohammad Sarwar.

The President of Pakistan, Arif Alvi, had announced the Sitara-e-Imtiaz for the legendary leg-spinner on Independence Day last year.


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His son-in-law, Umar Akmal, shared the pictures of the award, declaring it a proud moment for the entire family and the nation.


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His son, Usman Qadir, wrote a heartfelt note on Twitter for his late father.

Abdul Qadir passed away due to a sudden heart attack in his hometown Lahore in September 2019. His son Usman, also a leg-spinner, currently represents Pakistan in the shortest format.