Pakistan American Press Association honored veteran journalists, from Pakistan and United States, who have given a lifetime to the profession of journalism, in a prestigious ceremony in Virginia, United States.  The distinguished journalists earned name and respect for their outstanding work for freedom of expression during their life long struggle.

The Honorees included:

Mr. ARIF UL HAQ ARIF       –       Director Censor Board of Geo TV

MR.MASUD ULLAH KHAN –  Former Deputy Editor Pakistan Times & Kuwait Times

Along with the Life Time Achievement Awards for the senior journalists in greater Washington DC Metro Area that included following names:

Mr.Qamar Abbas Jaffri –   Voice of America (Urdu Service)

Mr.Mukhtar Khalil      –     Voice of America (Deewa Service)

Mr. Razi Ahmad Rizv  –   Voice of America (Urdu Service)

Mr. Asad Nazir    –         Voice of America (Urdu Service)


Known scholar and academic Mr. Hasan Abbas presided the ceremony along with the patron in chief of Pakistani American Press Association Mr. Anwar Iqbal