Fashion designer Rizwan Beyg receives his Tamgha-e-Imtiaz
On August 14, 2019, President Dr Arif Alvi approved the conferment of Pakistan Civil Awards for 116 individuals from within the country, as well as foreign nationals. Among them was the renowned fashion designer Rizwan Beyg, whose name was shortlisted for a Tamgha-e-Imtiaz, the highest civilian award in Pakistan.
However, finally, the designer has received the award, sharing the exciting news on his Instagram with fans he wrote: "A year later than scheduled but finally got the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz at a small intimate ceremony at the Governor House Sindh," he posted.
He further adds, “May we continue to be proud Pakistanis. Thank you Pakistan for the respect and honour,” Beyg added.
In a video message, he said: “Many people believe that I have received this honor because of my capabilities as a designer. But in reality, it is due to the corporate social responsibility our label has shown, the work we have done over the course of the past 10 years with women in rural villages, that is the reason for this award. We would like to get more women from remote areas and villages on board and provide them with jobs to increase their income,” he added.