September 13, 2015
ISLAMABAD: Journalists Foundation Pakistan posthumously awarded Pillar of Pakistan Award to martyred journalist Siraj-ud-Din of The Nation in recognition of his valuable services to journalism.
At an event organized in Islamabad, speakers paid rich tributes to Siraj who was killed in a suicide attack in 2008 in Mingora, Swat. During the rise of the Taliban in Swat valley, he received life threats from the militants for not publishing their viewpoint. He, however, refused to bow before the Taliban pressure and kept highlighting their atrocities against innocent people of the valley.
The Islamabad event was attended by journalists, ambassadors, writers, government officials and politicians.
Haroon Siraj (pictured, right), son of the deceased, himself a working journalist, received the award.
The Nation, February 16, 2017
So we are sitting at home, my wife and I, and convincing each other thank goodness we haven't been invited to that big dinner. So much better sitting at home but a bit surprising missing us out seeing how they invited the Munduls and they don't even like them, aaah, well, nothing like a quiet evening at home.Read more... | Archives