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Ednan Shahid honoured with Tamgha-e-Imtiaz

LAHORE: Late Ednan Shahid, the founder editor of The Post, was honoured with Tamgha-e-Imtiaz on Sunday for his commitment and dedication to the profession.

Editor The Post and widow of late Ednan Awais Shahid, Humaira Awais received the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz that was awarded to acknowledge the services of late Ednan Shahid for the promotion of print journalism. Ms Humaira Awais Shahid received the award from Governor Punjab Khalid Maqbool. Editor Daily Khabrain and Managing Editor The Post Imtinan Shahid (younger brother of Ednan Shahid) was also present on the occasion.

Late Ednan Shahid was honoured with the civil award on the Pakistan Day for his services in the field of journalism. Ednan Shahid, the elder son of prominent journalist and Chief Khabrain Group of Newspapers Zia Shahid, started his journalistic career as a reporter and after the launch of daily Khabrain in 1992 he started working as its managing editor and then as resident editor.

He went to the United States for a three-month training course to familiarise himself with the emerging trends in the print media, especially the modern techniques and approaches in the field of layout. Ednan Shahid was a diehard worker and thorough professional.

Unfortunately he died at the age of just 37 in Britain due to cardiac arrest. Ednan Shahid did great things in his short span of life. His untimely death was a great loss not only to the family but also to the profession.

Governor Khalid Maqbool presented the award on behalf of the president to Ms Humaira Awais Shahid in a simple but impressive ceremony held at the Governor’s House.

The governor gave away 41 civil awards. Sitara-e-Imtiaz was given to 8, President’s Award Pride of Performance to 13 and Tamgha-e-Imtiaz to 20 prominent personalities for their meritorious services in their respective fields.

Punjab caretaker Chief Minister Justice (R) Ejaz Nisar, caretaker provincial ministers, senior civil and military officers and notables of the city attended the ceremony.

Addressing the ceremony Governor Punjab said the whole nation was marking the Pakistan Day with great reverence and national zeal. He said as on this auspicious day the Muslims of the sub-continent made firm commitment through a resolution to form a separate homeland.

In political perspective, he said, it was an occasion of jubilation as the people’s elected government was in the offing and complete democracy was taking roots in the country.

The governor hoped that economic development, national stability and elimination of terrorism would be the priorities of the new government. Maqbool said on the eve of Pakistan Day all should make firm resolve to promote the political reconciliation.

Those received SI awards included: material scientist Dr. Fazal Ahmad Khalid, Viral University’s VC Dr Naveed Akhtar Malik, garments exporter Ejaz A. Khokhar, FIA Deputy Director Azhar Mahmood, vocalists Reshma and Ustad Hamid Ali Khan, and film/TV producer Shoaib Mansoor, while Commander (R) Feroze Shah’s (late) award was received by his son Sajjad Shah.

Those received Presidential Awards included: renowned intellectual Dr Saleem Akhtar, stomach specialist Dr. Muhammad Saeed Khokhar, Agri scientist Muhammad Arshad, educationist Begum Anees Fatima Majeed, Electronic expert Dr Farhan Saif, Musician Mujahid Hussain, Ustad Mehar Ali Khan and Ustad Sher Ali Khan Qawwal, vocalists Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan, Ustad Mubarak Ali Khan, horse-riding expert Shahid Rehman and traditional shoes (Khussa) maker Allah Bukhsh, while renowned intellectual Rasheed Malik’s (late) award was received by his widow Sharifa Aziz.

Those received Tamgha-e-Imtiaz awards included: social figure Mian Pervez Akhtar, Agri scientists Mushtaq Ahmed Gill, Dr Ghulam Mustafa, Dr. Muhammad Sarwar, Mathematician Dr Muhammad Sharif, genetic scientist Dr. Zubair Ahmed, educationist Syed Azhar Hasnain Abidi, vocalists Rahat Bano Multaniker, Shabnam Majeed, Muhammad Atif Aslam, Muhammad Iqbal Bahu, actress Nargis Rasheed, band master Zulfiqar Ali alias Pappu Saien, orthopedic surgeon Dr Naseer Mahmood Akhtar, car industrialist Zaheer-ud-Din, Interior Ministry’s Section Officer Muhammad Ramzan, Rawalpindi Civil Defence’s Deputy District Officer Raja Liaqat Ali, Khaddi (old and manual woven machine) maker Saeed Ahmed Awan, and Baba Mehar Din for his public services, while renowned journalist Ednan Awais Shahid’s (late) award was received by his widow Ms Humaira Awais Shahid.
Source: The Post
Date:3/24/2008