DUBAI: Arab News Pakistan on Saturday won the “Edition of the Year” award at the prestigious Arab News General Assembly in Dubai for excellence in journalism and outstanding and timely coverage of all national and international events.
The award winners were chosen by an editorial committee comprising top editors and management from around the world.
Winning the most prestigious award at the AN General Assembly brought much joy to the Arab News Pakistan team which went to the stage as a group to collect the award.
“I think that this award is a result of the hard work of Arab News Pakistan team,” said Baker Atyani, the Arab News’ Asia bureau chief who supervises the Pakistan and Asia desks.
“In just less than five years, Arab News Pakistan has made a place on the media landscape in Pakistan, and no doubt, has established itself as a credible media entity.”
Mehreen Zahra-Malik, who is the Pakistan editor of Arab News, called it a “big milestone” for the team. She also won the “Best Mentor of the Year” award.
“This was truly a team effort and a big milestone for us in the path to going even bigger and better in 2023,” Zahra-Malik said.
“Whether it’s growing our social media reach and expanding our brand or enhancing the scope and ambition of our reporting projects and editorial teams, I truly believe the next year is going to be even more special for Arab News Pakistan.”
Islamabad-based reporter Saima Shabbir won the award for “Best MENA Correspondent of the Year,” while Saadullah Akhtar received the “Best Feature Story” award.
The glitzy night was attended by staff from Arab News offices and bureaus around the world. Other than the awards ceremony it featured musical performances and a lavish multi-course dinner.