December 10, 2016
ISLAMABAD – A number of journalists from across Pakistan were Saturday recognized for their work and honored with Agahi Awards in a ceremony at the National Library.
Officials said there were over 3500 nominations in more than 35 different categories from print, television, radio and online media.
The following were the award winners:
Nasim Zehra (Most Credible Anchor of the Year)
Waseem Badami (Peoples' Choice Awards: Favorite Current Affairs Anchor – Male)
Ayesha Buksh (Peoples’ Choice Awards: Favorite Current Affairs Anchor – Female)
ARY News (Peoples’ Choice Awards: Favorite News Channel of the Year),
Arshad Sharif (pictured) and Adeel Raja (Investigative Journalists of the Year)
Javeria Siddique (Agriculture)
Naimat Khan (Anti-Corruption)
Adnan Aamir (Business & Economy)
Shafi Moosa Mansoori (Citizen Empowerment)
Shumaila Jaffery (Women Empowerment)
Muhammad Sameer Saleem (Youth Empowerment)
Samiullah Randhawa (Climate Change)
Mubarek Zeb Khan (Competitiveness)
Muhammad Irfan Haider & Sadia Qasim Shah (Conflict)
Muhammad Shahzad (Corporate Social Responsibility)
Adil Aziz Khanzada (CPEC)
Shahzia Nisar (Creating Shared Value)
Zehra Nawab (Culture & Tourism)
Syed Muhammad Abubaker (Disasters and Catastrophe)
Naqeebullah Taran (Education)
Muhammad Luqman (Eliminating Hidden Hunger)
Fazal Rahim Awan (Entrepreneurship)
Muhammad Shahzad (Extremism and Terrorism)
Muhammad Akbar Notezai (Foreign Policy)
Ahsan Raza (South Asia Bridge Initiative – SABI)
Muhammad Akbar Notezai (Foresight and Futures)
Wali Zahid (Governance)
Muhammad Shahid (Health)
Haroon Siraj (Human Rights)
Fariha Fatima (Infotainment)
Zeeshan Anwar (Innovation Journalism)
Hassan Bilal Zaidi (Information Communication Technology)
Khalid Khattak (Innovation),
Muhammad Suhail Yusuf (Reporting on Science)
Imran Malik (Institutional Reforms),
Zaheer Uddin Babar (Journalism for Peace)
Muhammad Atif Sheikh (Media Ethics)
Ihtisham ul Haq (Nutrition)
Zahid Gishkori (Open Government)
Sadia Seher (Photo Journalism - Print)
Hussain Afzal (Video Journalism Television)
Sheharyar Ali (Rule of Law)
Saeed Badshah (Sports)
Shehzad Ahmad (Sexual & Reproductive Health Rights)
Syed Muhammad Abubakar (Sustainable Development Goals)
Fazal Khaliq (Vocational Training & Technical Education)
Syed Muhammad Abubakar (Water Diplomacy)
Muhammad Suhail Yusuf (Water, Energy & Food Security Nexus).
The ceremony was hosted by journalists Mubashir Zaidi and Amber Shamsi.
Puruesh Chaudhary, President Agahi and the co-founder of the Agahi Awards said: “We can improve our way of thinking if we work together, the media can play an incredible role in helping the decision-makers identify people-centric challenges and opportunities thereby enabling them to opt for the right choices. Agahi Awards is a step in that direction.”
Amir Jahangir, CEO Mishal Pakistan and co-founder, Agahi Awards in his welcome address said: “For the first time in the history of journalism, the content and the knowledge creator is taking the lead. In this new ecosystem, the guardians of the infrastructure are becoming irrelevant. It’s the journalist, who is taking the center stage now. Journalists are the drivers of public discourse, shaping policies; their stories are becoming a vital link between the citizens and the state”.
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