Maker of first national flag gets presidential award.

HYDERABAD -- Pakis-tan's first national flag maker Master Altaf Hussain was conferred with posthumous pride of performance award by President Dr Arif Alvi on the eve of Pakistan Day on Thursday.

The award was received by late Hussain's elder son Zahoorul Hassan, a retired employee of Pakistan Teleco-mmunication Company Limited. The award was handed over to him by Sindh Governor at Governor House Karachi.

Zahoor has campaigned long and hard to get his father's services recognized at state level. He had held uncountable press conferences and produced documentary evidence before media persons as well as relevant authorities proving that it was his father, Altaf Hussain, who had stitched the first national flag on the directives of the Father of the Nation Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, in the wake of an identical claim by one of his own relatives.

Zahoor's efforts eventually bore fruits and his father's services were recognized at the official level. He shared a letter with media, mentioning conferment of the award and posthumous medal he had received on Thursday.

Zahoor had claimed at a press conference last year that Altaf Hussain stitched the first Pakistani national flag...

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