Five months after 12 Iranian soldiers were kidnapped, Tehran has still yet to prove its accusations against Pakistan.
Observers say the festival is a representation of the diverse society that the country's founder, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, had always envisioned.
Law and order duties had previously been the responsibility of the Levies Force and Khasadar Force.
Recent gains brought a months-old operation to wipe out the last vestige of ISIS's once-sprawling proto-state closer to its inevitable outcome.
The 'City of Bombs' is now known as the 'City of Flowers' following the defeat of militancy in the region.
Prime Minister Imran Khan announced the award on Sunday.