Karachi, November 3, 2010: Engro Corporation Limited announced the first Engro Excellence Awards 2011, which aims to become an annual prestigious civilian award ceremony in Pakistan. The recipients which could be individuals or institutions will be selected based on lifetime accomplishment and excellence in their respective fields and will receive a cash prize of PKR 5 Million each at an exclusive award ceremony.

The first Engro Excellence Awards will recognize the contributions of three worthy recipients, one each from the fields of social and humanitarian services, literature and natural & applied sciences. Nominees are to be adjudicated by a jury comprising of five of Pakistan’s most esteemed and respected personalities, each of whom is considered a symbol of excellence and beacons of hope in their relevant fields. Dr. Ishrat Hussain is the Chairman of the jury, and will be assisted by Dr. Iqbal Chowdhry, Dr. Nafis Sadik, Prof. Anita Ghulam Ali and Mr. Iftikhar Arif.

Dr Ishrat Hussain, Chairman of the Jury highlighted, “I am extremely delighted that Engro Corp has taken this noble initiative to recognize the services of eminent Pakistanis who have excelled and made outstanding contributions in their respective fields. I hope that each year these awards will inspire many younger Pakistanis to dedicate themselves to hard work so that they can excel in their professional lives. In a general atmosphere of negativism and cynicism prevailing in the country. Engro Corp deserves our gratitude for providing this platform to showcase our successes and achievements. Only those nations who recognize and revere their meritorious citizens can succeed, make headway and prosper.”

Asad Umar, President and Chief Executive, Engro Corp said, “Pakistani’s have demonstrated excellence in almost every field of life. We need to recognize and celebrate these achievements so that we can inspire the next generation of Pakistani’s to emulate or even surpass the achievements of these icons.”

For more Information:
Hussain Ali Talib at Engro Corporation Limited, Tel: 021-3529 7513, or
Uroos Ahmed at Xenith Public Relations, Tel: 021 – 35343683

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