–Umair Sohail wins the award for his report on Pakistan’s first smart wheelchair for differently-abled
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Today on Sunday bagged a Journalist of the Year award in the Innovation Journalism category of the Agahi Awards.
Umair Sohail received the award for his report on Pakistan’s first smart wheelchair to assist differently-abled persons by infusing technology into healthcare products.
The award ceremony was held on Sunday and was hosted by Tanzeela Mazhar and Shahzad Nawaz. Leading opinion makers, senior journalists, policymakers, diplomats, ambassadors, academicians, professionals from the media industry and representatives from think tanks attended the award ceremony.
The best of the media industry striving for ethical and responsible journalism from all across Pakistan were recognised as Journalists of the Year in their respective categories today at the Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA) in Islamabad.
This year Agahi Awards 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 outset 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 Agahi Awards acknowledges journalists’ professional commitment to safeguarding public interests by promoting free, responsible and democratic utilisation of the media. The objective of Agahi Awards is to recognise and appreciate the best journalistic practices in Pakistan, creating a healthy competition within the community, encouraging ethical and professional reporting.