ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peace Collective (PPC) – a research and communication project of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (M/O I&B) – organized the ‘5th National Pur-Azm-Pakistan Awards 2021’ ceremony at the Information Services Academy Islamabad to register the resilience of the Pakistani nation in combating various forms of crises.
Launched in 2014, ‘Pur-Azm-Pakistan’ is a communication campaign of the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting that highlights stories of boldness and resilience against various forms of crises. The themes for this year’s competition were; Promoting Peace and Tolerant Society, Peaceful co-existence & Interfaith Harmony, Resilience of Pakistani Nation in facing crises, Digital Media and Information Disorder. The contributors both professionals and students were asked to send, documentary films, text stories, photographs and digital posters for participation in the competition.
In his welcome address, Mian Shabbir Anwar CEO Pakistan Peace Collective applauded the talent of over one thousand participants and among them those who were adjudged as winners. This contribution from all over the country, he mentioned, is evident of the fact that we as a Nation are moving in the correct direction for the promotion of peace and harmony in our society.
The winners for the awards in various categories were selected by a jury which adjudicated over thousand entries. The jury comprised of Mr. Nadeem Omar Tarrar from Center for Cultural and Development, Islamabad, Ms. Quatrina Hosain Senior Journalist, Mr. Kamran Butt; an academician from National College of Arts Lahore and Mr. Haroon Rashid Senior Multimedia Journalist – Independent Urdu.
In the video/documentary category for professional, Mr.Waleed Akram from Khayaali Production bagged the 1st Position, Mr. Shahrukh Khan was adjudged for 2nd Position and Mr. Musa Yawari from BBC bagged the 3rd position.
In the video/documentary category for students, Mr.Omar Nafees from National College of Arts Lahore bagged the 1st Position, Mr. Ahmed Zulaid from University of Health Sciences Lahore took 2nd Position and Ms. Seema Iqbal from Karakoram International University Gilgit bagged 3rd position.
In the Poster/Photo-story category for professionals, Ms. Anum Naseer from Lahore bagged the 1st Position, Mr. Zaheer Mukhtar from Peshawar secured the 2nd Position and the 3rd position was bagged by Mr. Furqan Aziz from Karachi
In the Poster/Photo-story category for students, Ms. Iqra Imtiaz from Shaheed Benazir Women University, Peshawar bagged the 1st Position, Mr. Muhammad Talal from National College of Arts Rawalpindi bagged 2nd position and the 3rd position was bagged by Mr. Ghulam Abbas from the Islamia University of Bahawalpur.
In the Text-Story category for professionals, Mr. Javed Iqbal Malik from Daily Awami Channel bagged the 1st Position, Mr. Fazal Khaliq from Daily Dawn got the 2nd Position and Ms. Sheza Mustasim from Lahore bagged the 3rd position.
In the Text-Story category for students, Ms. Sundas Mehboob from Allama Iqbal Open University Fateh-Jang bagged the 1st Position, Ms. Huma Fatima from Beacon House College Lahore got 2nd Position and the 3rd Position was bagged by two winners Syed Yousaf Raza from the Islamia University of Bahawalpur and Mr. Burerah Aamir from SZABIST Islamabad.
The Chief Guest Ms. Shahera Shahid Additional Secretary Incharge Ministry of Information & Broadcasting and Mian Shabbir Anwar Chief Executive Officer PPC distributed awards amongst the winners of this year’s competition in both professional and student categories.