Pakistan was recognized as Journalists of the Year award in the ‘Innovation Journalism Agahi Awards 2018’ at the Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA) in Islamabad.
Umair Sohail acknowledged the award for his report on Pakistan’s first smart wheelchair to help out differently-abled persons by infusing technology into healthcare products.
Agahi Awards 2018 received more than 2000 nominations from all over the country in 40 different categories from print, television, radio and online media.
Agahi President and Co-founder Puruesh Chaudhary, at the beginning of the ceremony, said, “Ethical and quality journalism plays a crucial role in enhancing the collective consciousness of the society contributing towards a nation’s identity.”
The award ceremony hosted by Tanzeela Mazhar and Shahzad Nawaz. Foremost opinion makers, senior journalists, policymakers, diplomats, ambassadors, academicians, professionals from the media industry and representatives from think tanks attended the award ceremony.
The Agahi Awards acknowledges journalists’ professional commitment to defense public interests by promoting free, responsible and democratic exploitation of the media.
The AGAHI Awards are the most adored journalism recognition in Pakistan. The Awards have been the foremost development initiative for journalist community in the country. The awards have identified some of the most talented and diligent journalists in the industry.
The objective of Agahi Awards is to be familiar with and appreciate the best journalistic practices in Pakistan, creating a hale and hearty competition within the group of people, cheering ethical and professional reporting.