Karachi: During the second Test match between Pakistan and Australia, at the National Stadium, under the auspices of Sports Journalists Association Sindh (SJAS), a ceremony was held to honour the visiting Australian journalists. The function was attended by SJAS officials, members and senior journalists. On the occasion, the President of SJAS, Muhammad Asif Khan and Secretary Shahid Saati lauded the Australian journalists for touring Karachi.
They said that SJAS had earlier honoured the Sri Lankan journalist, who came to Pakistan after a long layoff. In fact, this trip, from the Australians, will further transmit positive signals about Pakistan. Senior Journalist Qamar Ahmed said that journalists are the ambassadors of peace and the reporting, by the Australians, will truly reflect Pakistan.
Australian journalists, while appreciating SJAS’ hospitality, said that Australia’s tour to Pakistan is a proof of the country’s conducive environment and now other countries should also visit Pakistan.
Following are the foreign journalists who were awarded.
Melinda Farrell, Thomas Decent,
Bharat Sundaresan, Geoff Lemon, Peter Lalor and others.
Along with the Australian journalists, the General Manager Domestic and Hanif Mohammed high-performance centre & academy, media Emmad Hameed, assistant manager media and public relations Mohammed Amir Siddiqui and Messenger PCB Karachi, Ayub Ali were recognised for their services and presented with “Ajrak” and shields.