Islamabad: Belgium based reputed think tank Institute of Peace & Development INSPAD announced 16th Annual Peace Awards for renowned personalities worldwide on their extraordinary achievements in different walks of life. These awards were decided at an 11 members jury meeting presided by President INSPAD Mr. Muhammad Tahir Tabassum in Islamabad. The Awards have four categories, Life achievements awards, Peace awards, Special performance awards and Ambassadors of peace title awards. According to a press release by Secretary General INSPAD, Shaikh Saqib Ahmed Ansari, The jury decided these awards on members recommendations to these high profile personalities as below. 1. Life Achievements Awards; . Prof Jeffrey Banlaf, Dean Long Island University, USA . Mr. Abu Jodd Mehmood A Samaraey, KSA . Raja M. Zafarulhaq, Leader of House, Senate, Pakistan . Ms Bilqees Edhi, Chairperson Edhi Foundation . Justice Ali Nawaz Chowhan Chairman PNHRC . Prof. G. D. Langland Chitral, Pakistan .Prof. Dr Chandra P Trivedi Civilizations, India Mr Methew Jaskol Pioneer Academics USA Colonel Rtd Azam Qadri Military Historian, Author 2. PEACE AWARDS . Syed Shabir Ahmed Shah President J & K Democratic Freedom Party, Srinagar . Prof. Dr Maha Aziz New York Universty, USA . Dr Sharif Muhammad Alhadeed Alrafai, Turkey . Mr. Ansar Burney, Chairman Ansar Burney Foundation . Mr. Stafen Schmitt, Director Physician for Human Rights . Mr. Timothy Todd Shea Executive Director CDRS . Dr Khurshid A Chaudhry Chairman, Deen Int’l UK . Dr Maria Sultan, DG SASSI, Defence Expert . Dr Liwen Zhang Columbia University . Khushi Muhammad Tariq Broadcaster, Poet, Gilgit 3. SPECIAL PERFORMANCE AWARDS . Mr Mechael Pirvot, Director ENAR, Belgium EU . Mr Akbar Hussain Akbar Author, writer, Editor Gilgit . Dr Fayyaz Ahmed Bhat Kashmir Information Center Kashmir, India . Agha Tariq Khan Human rights Activist . Mr Salim Abdullah Activist, Burma . Sardar Tanweer Ilyas Khan President PGCC . Prof. Dr Saqib Riaz AIOU, Islamabad . Mr Mazhar Barlas Author, Columnist . Mr Tariq Naqash Journalist, activist 4. Ambassador of Peace title awards . Cllr Mahboob H Bhatti JP Chairman District Council Hywecomb UK Dewan Ahmed Masood Chishti Pakpattan Shareef Dr Mampal Singh, Activist Nankana sahib Mr Sultan Sikandar, journalist Mian Umar Bakhsh, Sajada Nasheen Khari Shareef Mirpur AJK Dr Nighat Shafi, Activist, Srinagar Kashmir Syeda Uzma Gardezi UoW Bagh, AJK Sardar Abdul Khaliq Wasi Activist, Columnist, Member JK Council Mrs Dawn Bird, Singer, Activist Canada Barrister Rizwan Bari Corporate Lawyer Mr Farhan Willayat Butt Activist Interfaith Harmony Lahore Sardar Waheed Khan Chief Editor ANI Mr Altaf Hussain Wani Director KIIR Syed Khalid Gardezi Editor State views Irfan Tahir Director WNTV UK Ms Amira Parveen Shah Chair IGPAH UK.