Shaan over the moon after Abida Parveen awarded Nishan-i-Imtiaz
Legendary singer Abida Parveen has been conferred with Nishan-e-Imtiaz. This will be the Sufi singer's fourth national accolade.
Actor Shaan Shahid took to Twitter to congratulate the legendary singer and wrote: "Her voice is the vocal identity of Pakistan. Her voice as pure as the Land of the Pure as it shows the path of the Sufi," the Waar star shared. "Shukriya Pakistan for honouring her with Nishaan-i-Imtiaz."
Other than Abida, veteran actors Bushra Ansari and Talat Hussain have been awarded Sitar-i-Imtiaz.
Resham, Humayun Saeed, Sakina Samo, Ali Zafar, Sarmad Sehbai will be honoured with Pride of Performance whereas Zeba Shehnaz will be given Tamgha-e-Imtiaz.
Abida Parveen is one of the giants of Sufi music, the spirited singer maybe the greatest of her generation, who has moved millions of people across the world by the way she recites the poetry of the saints.
Well versed in Sindhi, Punjabi, Saraiki, Urdu and Persian – Abida transcends the barriers of language with her diverse repertoire of songs that pierce through the soul of the listener.