Bestway Group chief executive Zameer Choudrey CBE (pictured above left) was presented with the Sitara-e-Imtiaz (Star of Excellence), by the President of Pakistan, Mamnoon Hussain.
The award was in recognition of his contribution to advancing the country through his services and philanthropic work.
The ceremony was held last month at the Presidency on Pakistan Day.
Choudrey chairs the Bestway Foundation Pakistan and the UK advisory council of the Prince Charles British Asian Trust.
He is also a founding trustee of Bestway Foundation UK and a long- serving trustee of Crimestoppers UK and GroceryAid.
The philanthropic arm of the C&C/wholesaler, Bestway Foundation, was established in 1987 in the UK and 10 years later in Pakistan.