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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Pakistani Journalists who won National and International Awards

Munawar Abro: In 2006, the All Pakistan Newspapers Society named him as the winner of the award for Best Cartoon at their annual awards ceremony.

Javed Chaudhry: All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) declared him the Best Columnist of 1997 and 1998. In 1998, the Government of Pakistan honored him with an Excellency Award for his outstanding performance in the national journalism.

Muhammad Farooq: Pride of Performance Award (2000) from Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) Best Urdu Newscaster Award (National).
Fatima Jinnah Award (2003). Presented by The Government of Pakistan's Ex Federal Minister for Religious Affairs and Minorities Muhammad Ijaz-ul-Haq
Special Award Presented by UNICEF & Balochistan Boy Scouts Association.
Award from National Civil Defence of Pakistan
Best Journalist award (2004) Presented by Ex MPA Balochistan Miss Rahila Durani and Muhammad Shafiq Khan. (Awarded by Ghosiya Blood Donors Association.

Muhammad Izhar ul Haq: He has received Pride of Performance award (2008) for his literary services as well as two highest literary awards in the country.

Zaida Hina: Faiz Award,Literary Performance Award,Saghir Siddiqui Adabi Award, K. P. Award, Sindh Speaker Award.SAARC Literary Award,In August 2006, she was nominated for Pakistan's highest award, the Presidential Award Pride of Performance, which she declined as a mark of protest against the military government in Pakistan

Javed Iqbal (Cartoonist): He was given the most prestigious Pride of Performance award by the President of Pakistan.
Orya Maqbool Jan: He is a renowned columnist, poet and CSS officer from Pakistan, who writes Urdu columns for Daily Express, Pakistan. He has received numerous national awards, including the best Urdu columnist in 2004
Best Columnist of Pakistan for four years i.e 2001,2002,2003,2004. Won the prestigious Award Of APNS ( All Pakistan News Paper Society) consecutively.
Pakistan Television Award for Best playwright of Decade 1987-97, Received at Quetta centre. Pakistan Television Award Nominee for Best Playwright in 1998 and 2000.

Hamid Mir:Earned an All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) award for best columnist (Urdu) for the years 1996,1997,and 1998. Received the Maharishi Samman Award for Excellence in Journalism announced by Trust for Media Studies, in Jodhpur, India in March, 2005. Awarded the Fatima Jinnah Gold Medal from the Ministry of Women Development, Government of Pakistan for writing and speaking in support of women's rights, in August 2005. Interviewed Osama Bin Ladin for the Daily Pakistan in 1997, for the Daily Ausaf in 1998, and for the Daily Dawn in 2001. The latter was the first interview after 9/11 by any journalist, and the BBC and CNN declared it an international scoop. The Monthly Herald announced that interview as the scoop of the year in its annual issue of December 2001. Author of a book on the political philosophy of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, published in 1990, which is still in print. On Mach 26, 2010, The foundation of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation Writers and Literature have nominated Mir for the SAARC Lifetime Achievement Award 2010.

Majid Nizami: The Pakistan Human Rights Society awarded Mr Majid Nizami the Human Rights Awards with great pride. He has received the Sitara-i-Pakistan, Sitara-i-Imtiaz and the single greatest honour that can be awarded, the Nishan-i-Imtiaz.
General Zia-ul-Haq recommended him as a nominee to the Shura (Parliament), Prime Minister Junejo suggested the Governorship of the Punjab to him and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif with his father offered him the Presidency of the country. All of which he respectfully declined, saying that the title of the editor of Nawa-i-Waqt is what best grants him the opportunity and privilege of serving his country.


Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi: He is a recipient of Pride of Performance (1968) and Pakistan Academy of Letters’ lifetime achievement award, as well as the country’s highest civil honour, Sitara-i-Imtiaz (1980), for literature.

Shehrbano Rehman: In 2002 Rehman was the first Pakistani to be recognized with an award for independent journalism by the UK House of Lords in its Muslim World Awards Ceremony in the year 2002. In 2006 R.L Shep Ethnic Textiles Book Award, The Kashmiri Shawl

Najam Sethi: He has been awarded the 2009 Golden Pen of Freedom, the annual press freedom prize of the World Editors Forum/ World Association of Newspapers for courage in upholding secular values, human rights and press freedom. He has also received Courage in Journalism Award 1999 from Amnesty International, Press Freedom Award 1999 from Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) New York, and Hilal i Imtiaz, the highest civil award of the country, from the Government of Pakistan in 2010.


Rahimullah Yusufzai: Acknowledging his achievements in Journalism, the government of Pakistan awarded him with Tamgha-e-Imtiaz in August 2004 and Sitara-e- Imtiaz in August 2009. He got Sitara-e-Imtiaz for his achievement in the field of journalism for another time on 23rd March 2010

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