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Canadian Govt Awarded Anwar Maqsood with King Charles Pin Award

Renowned Pakistani author, humorist, and television host Anwar Maqsood has been honored with the prestigious King Charles Pen Award by the Canadian government. This accolade recognizes Maqsood’s outstanding contributions to culture, art, and literature.

The award was presented by Canadian Parliament member Shafqat Ali, who acknowledged Maqsood’s exceptional services in promoting Urdu literature and art. During the ceremony, Ali awarded Maqsood with a government pin and a certificate, praising him as a positive ambassador for Pakistan on the international stage.

Shafqat Ali highlighted that the Canadian government deeply appreciates Anwar Maqsood’s contributions to Urdu literature and the arts. He emphasized that Maqsood’s work has significantly enhanced the image of Pakistan globally. Ali also expressed pride in the Pakistani community, both within Canada and around the world, noting their achievements and contributions.

Ali stated, “It is a great honor to welcome Anwar Maqsood on behalf of the Canadian government. His successful shows in Canada have further solidified his reputation as a leading figure in the arts and literature. We congratulate him on this well-deserved recognition.”

In response, Anwar Maqsood expressed his gratitude, emphasizing the importance of his Pakistani identity. He stated, “Pakistan is my identity, and I am deeply grateful to Canada for this honor. This award is not just for me but for my family and my country.”

Maqsood’s recognition by the Canadian government underscores his influential role in the cultural and literary spheres, and it highlights the positive impact of his work on a global scale. This award is a testament to his dedication and contributions to the arts, which continue to inspire and entertain audiences worldwide.

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