Shamsul Islam Naz media excellence award winners announced in a ceremony
First ever media excellence award, arranged by a Faisalabad Union of Journalists (FUJ), an affiliated unit of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ). The award was organized to pay tribute to the seasoned and visionary journalist Shamsul Islam Naz. The Shamsul Islam Naz award distribution ceremony was held in University of Agriculture Faisalabad. The flogged with thrash journalist in Dictator Zia era, Nasir Zaidi was the chief guest, Commissioner Faisalabad Mehmood Javed Bhatti and former president National Press Club (NPC) Islamabad Shakil Anjam were the guest of honor. The award was given to the right base stories/work in 6 different categories. The winners of all the categories of Shamsul Islam Naz award was awarded with the shields and cash prizes. The senior journalists from all the categories was also awarded the shields.
Print Media category
In Print Media category the report of Qadeer Sikander published in Daily Jang graded at top. The report of Sagher Sanwal published in Daily Dunya ranked second and report of Atif Chaudhary (Daily Khabrain) and article of Shahbaz Ali Hadi published in Daily Aman classified as third.
Electronic media category
In Electronic media category the report of Asif Sidhu on aired by city 41 got the first position, the report of Sana Rauf for Abb Tak News got second position and report of Naseem Shah for Business Plus and Sahrish Khokhar for ARY news got third position.
Digital media category
In digital media category the article wrote in Friday Times (www.thefridaytimes.com) by Mr. Abdul Rauf Yousafzai won the first prize, the article wrote in News Line (www.newsline.com.pk/faisalabad) by Nadeem Shahzad ranked second and article wrote by Mansoor Ali in Naya Daur (www.nayadaur.tv) ranked third in the competition.
In students’ reports category Arwa Javed the student of Mass Communication department Govt. College for women Karkhana Bazar Faisalabad won first prize, the report of Khushnood Zehra the student of Mass Communication department Government College University Faisalabad (GCUF) ranked 2nd and report of Sohail Ahmed and Tariq Aziz the students of GCUF graded as third in the competition.
In the videography category Mr. Shahzad Shami of Express News got the first position. The video work of Nauraiz Ejaz the student of Mass Communication department Govt. College for women Karkhana Bazar Faisalabad was ranked second. The videography of Usman Idrees from GC University Faisalabad awarded by third prize.
In the photography category the picture of the student of Faisalabad Institute of Art and Design Abubakar won the first position. Mr. Muhammad Naeem (Daily Nai Bat Peshawar) awarded the second position. Mr. Azeem Haider (Daily Public) and Mr. Qaid Aalam (News Line) ranked for third position.
The convener of Shamsul Islam Naz Media Excellence Award committee Hamid Yaseen told to the news line that we will continue the award in coming years. The award will be organized every year and we will try best to insure the merit.
Addressing the ceremony Mr. Mehmood Javed Bhatti the Commissioner Faisalabad asked that media is the essential part of the society. There is a huge responsibility on media personals to to show the real picture of society and try to remain with truth.