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Speaker National Assembly Raja Pervez Ashraf and Deputy Speaker Zahid Akram Durrani has warmly felicitated Syed Shamoon Hashmi Additional Secretary National Assembly of Pakistan

Thursday, 23rd March, 2023

Islamabad: 23rd March 2023; Speaker National Assembly Raja Pervez Ashraf and Deputy Speaker Zahid Akram Durrani has warmly felicitated Syed Shamoon Hashmi Additional Secretary National Assembly of Pakistan  for receiving the Presidential  pride of Performance award on the occasion of Pakistan Day.In their congratulatory messages, they said, " it is moment of pride for whole staff of National Assembly of Pakistan that Syed Shamoon  Hashmi Additional Secretary was  awarded with Pride of performance."  They also said that marvelous services of Syed Shamoon Hashmi has set highest standards to be followed by all staff of National Assembly.They also expressed that this award is an acknowledgement to  of the services of Syed Shamoon Hashmi who has been a renowned  national host and profilic writer .

It  is pertinent to mention that Syed Shamoon Ashraf Hashmi claims an illustrious career, spanning over three decades of services on Pakistan Television, Radio Pakistan and the print and electronic media at large for the promotion of national language, culture, heritage, literature and people’s rights. He has been  an ardent advocate of Urdu, immaculate compère, seasoned bureaucrat, author, columnist and staunch supporter of democracy and women rights, Mr. Hashmi has various accolades to his name. By means of his articulate Urdu and  eloquence of speech, he has kept the glorious tradition of PTV alive as the true campaigner of national language. He was also deservingly awarded the coveted PTV Award in the category of Best Compere in 2004. His programme, currently on air on PTV, “Raat Gaye” is well-received among the Urdu lovers around the world.

Furthermore, Syed Shamoon Hashmi has stayed in the forefront, both at times of a national crisis or a national celebration. His commitment to the national service, flair for Urdu and dexterity with words was met with acknowledgment, when he was awarded “Tamgha-e-Eisar” by the President of Pakistan for leading the earthquake relief TV telethon "Dard Ashna" in 2006.

He also led the efforts for raising funds for the flood victims in 2001, 2010  and 2011and raised his voice when the nation faced unprecedented security crisis on the eastern borders. Besides, he has conceived, anchored, scripted and moderated multiple genre  of television programmes, ranging from quiz shows, telethons, musical recitals, talk shows, gender based programmes and documentaries.

His services to the promotion of Urdu have been noteworthy. He successfully organized the first International Urdu Conference in 2005. The Conference was a huge diplomatic success as it attracted delegates from 15 countries, including the then Crown Prince of Jordan and the Vice President of Mauritius.

While his written expression has established him as a distinguished author, he enjoys widespread readership from people of all ages.  His articles and columns are widely published in literary journals and leading national newspapers.

Being an ardent advocate of democracy and women’s rights, his first ever book records the evolution of Women's Parliamentary Struggle in Pakistan which received immense appreciation and acclaim from national and international quarters. His second book of Urdu prose, titled "Guftugu" is under publication.

In recognition of his meritorious services on the electronic media and the Pakistan National Television, especially for promoting the national language, literature, culture and arts, Syed Shamoon Ashraf Hashmi was conferred with the Pride of Performance by President of Pakistan.

Syed Shamoon Hashmi also served for the people affected by the floods in the country including 2001-2010.

سپیکر قومی اسمبلی راجہ پرویز اشرف اور ڈپٹی سپیکر زاہد اکرم درانی کی پرائڈ آف پرفارمنس ملنے پر سید شمعون ہاشمی کو مبارکباد پیش کی ہے۔
قومی اسمبلی کے ایڈیشنل سیکرٹری، معروف میزبان اور مصنف سید شمعون ہاشمی کی خدمات کی قومی سطح پر پذیرائی۔ 
صدر مملکت ڈاکٹر عارف علوی نے سید شمعون ہاشمی کو تمغہ حسن کارکردگی سے نوازا گیا ہے۔
شمعون ہاشمی کو ٹیلی وژن، پرنٹ اور الیکٹرانک میڈیا کے ذریعے اردو زبان، قومی ثقافت اور ورثے کی حفاظت کے اعتراف کے طور پر تمغہ حسن کارکردگی سے نوازا گیا۔
سید شمعون ہاشمی منفرد انداز بیان اور فروغ اردو کے سبب 2004 میں بہترین کمپیئر کا ایوارڈ بھی حاصل کرچکے ہیں۔انہوں نے 2005ء کے زلزلہ میں خدمات انجام دینے پر صدارتی ایوارڈ تمغہ ایثار سے نوازا گیا 
  سید شمعون ہاشمی 2001ء 2010ء سمیت ملک میں آنے والے سیلاب سے متاثرہ عوام کے لئے بھی خدمات انجام دیں ہیں۔انہوں نے مشکل میں گھری قوم کے لئے ہمیشہ سماجی رہنما کے طور پر کرداد ادا کیا ہے۔
وفاقی حکومت نے ایڈیشنل سیکرٹری قومی اسمبلی کی قومی خدمات کے اعتراف میں انہیں صدارتی ایوارڈ سے نوازا۔