Singing sensation, Atif Aslam became the youngest ever Pakistani to receive the Tamgha-e- Imtiaz award for making Pakistan proud. The award is the fourth highest honour of the Government of Pakistan given to both civilians and military having immense merit in various fields of literature, arts, sports, medicine or science.
Atif received the award from the Punjab Governor on Pakistan Day on March 23. The celebrated singer who has already performed in more than 25 countries, while receiving the award said, “I think (I got the award) because I represented Pakistan internationally a lot this year. That's what the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz stands for. It's awarded to people who make Pakistan proud globally.”