Living Legend of Journalism award for Majid Nizami
LAHORE – Editor-in-Chief TheNation Majid Nizami was awarded Living Legend of Journalism at a ceremony organised by Pak Emirates Forum (PEF) at a local hotel on Saturday.
The ceremony was addressed by VC Punjab University Mujahid Kamran, Chairman ETPB Syed Asif Hashmi, Pervaiz Malik MNA, Bushra Rehman, CPNE President Khushnood Ali Khan, former federal minister Noraiz Shakoor, Dr Rafique Ahmad, Sofia Baydar, Dr Faiz Ranjha, Ghazanfar Mehdi, Shoaib Bhutta besides PEF Chairman Iqbal Hussain Lakhvera and Secretary General Saleem Shad. People from all walks of life were present on the occasion.
The speakers paid glowing tributes to Majid Nizami for his services and they called him not only a person with great will power, but also an institution within himself. Majid Nizami’s profound attachment to Islam, Pakistan and democracy was greatly appreciated by the speakers. It was also suggested to establish a Majid Nizami Chair in PU while the PEF announced to organise an annual international Majid Nizami Mushaira.
Majid Nizami in his address thanked the PEF for arranging the ceremony and pledged to continue his efforts towards establishing an Islamic democratic welfare state. He at the same time urged the rulers to adopt simplicity. “India has blocked the water of Pakistan but our rulers are continuing with their luxurious activities,” he added.
The PEF has titled him as the living legend of journalism as there is not a single person in the world who served as an editor of a newspaper group for 48 years, as well as a journalist for 59 years.
Source: The Nation