May 31, 2018
ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Wednesday gave away the awards to journalists and advertising agencies at the 28th edition of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) awards.
The following were the winning journalists:
The panel of judges consisted of prominent writers and intellectuals - Ms. Ameena Saiyid, Prof. Dr. Nisar Zuberi, Mr. Babar Ayaz, Dr. Rafia Taj, Prof. Dr. Fateh Muhammad Burfat, Dr. Mugheesuddin Sheikh, Mr. Owais Aslam Ali, Prof. Tauseef Ahmed Khan, Mr. Vali Ram Vallabh, Dr. Fahmida Hussain, Mr. Yaqoob Mughal, Ms. Seemeen Naghmana, Abid Ali Syed, and Prof. Shahida Kazi.
The awards were originally to be held in January 15 but had to be postponed after the prime minister refused to attend the event. It was because the APNS blundered by sidestepping Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb, and also nominated for an award, an advertising agency being probed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
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