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Pak to confer Oscar winner with 2nd highest civilian honour

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, the first Pakistani to win a Oscar award for her breathtaking documentary on acid attack victims, will be conferred with the country's second highest civilian honour - Hilal-i-Imtiaz.

world Updated: Mar 13, 2012 20:16 IST

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, the first Pakistani to win a Oscar award for her breathtaking documentary on acid attack victims, will be conferred with the country's second highest civilian honour - Hilal-i-Imtiaz.

Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday approved the conferment of the award on the advice of Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani.

Chinoy recently bagged the Academy Award for her documentary "Saving Face", which highlights the issue of women attacked with acid.

The award was approved in recognition of Chinoy's achievements in filmmaking, an official statement said.

The award also recognises her contribution in highlighting important social issues through her documentaries.

"Saving Face" chronicles the lives of two women who survived acid attacks, their attempts to bring the assailants to justice and a British-Pakistan plastic surgeon who performs reconstructive surgeries on them.

Chinoy has won several other awards, including an Emmy, for her documentaries.