Late Abdul Qadir Legendary leg-spinner has been given Sitara-e-Imtiaz, Pakistan’s third-highest civilian award in Lahore. Qadir’s son-in-law Cricketer Umar Akmal, shared a photo on different social media platforms of the award while Qadir’s wife won the award, given by Governor Punjab: Chaudary Mohammad Sarwar.
Qadir passed away due to an unexpected heart attack in his house in Lahore in September 2019. Arif Alvi President of Pakistan advertised ‘Sitara-e-Imtiaz’ for the fabulous leg-spinner on 14 August 2020. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) termed ‘happy time’ for the national cricket group.