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Celebrations-Sidra Iqbal Won 1st gr8 Women Awards 2014 in India!


If you are much into training and journalism, you must know so far that leading Pakistani journalist Sidra Iqbal was nominated in the 4thAnnual GR8! Women Awards 2014 and has won the title, making her nation proud of her. It is to be noted that Sidra is the first Pakistani to have ever been nominated for and awarded on this particular international award forum. Sidra was bestowed with the honor along with 16 other women from across the Middle East region.

 It was more than a moment of proud for the nation when Mr Ashish Bagga, Chief Executive Officerof the India Today group, the leading media group of India, presented the award to Sidra.




Speaking about receiving the award for her work, Sidra said:

As a journalist in Pakistan we are faced with a fast changing political and security environment, sometimes so rapid in changing tunes that it leaves us gasping to understand the real nuances. The assignments take me everywhere, from closed door media briefings at the Presidency, to scenes of utter devastation after a natural havoc, but the most trying of experiences has been to meet and interact with the courageous women who mourn the untimely deaths of their loved ones at the hands of extremist attacks. In the past few years more than 50,000 innocent civilians have lost their lives in these

terrorist attacks in Pakistan. This evil has struck very close to home too as friends and colleagues have lost their lives in this battle to uphold and safeguard our sensibilities. But it is not the battles that we have lost that haunt us the most, but the ones we never mustered the courage to fight. The GR8 Women Award in Journalism has rejuvenated my will and my spirits. May this forum of substance grow and flourish.

 We wish Sidra more power and more successes,




Nida Zaidi


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