RMNP Sadiq Press Freedom Award winner slain tribal journalist Malik Mumtaz honoured by Pakistani government on 23rd March 2021,Pakistan Day.

  Malik Mumtaz 1           Thanks for Award, but when the killers would be arrested

President Rural Media Network Pakistan Ehsan Ahmed Sehar said Sitara-e-Shujaat the gallantary civil award conferred on late tribal journalists & former President Press Club Miranshah, North Waziristan Malik Mumtaz Khan posthumously by Pakistani government is a matter of pride for the whole family and a slap on the face of murderers. However, he said, the killers of slain journalist Malik Mumtaz Khan whose son Malik Suleman Khan had received RMNP-Sadiq Press Freedom Award sponsored by the World Association of Newspapers & News Publishers (WAN-IFRA)on 14th septmber 2014 in a ceremony held at Punjab college could not be traced even eight years after the murder.President RMNP appealed to Pakistani institutions to provide justice to family.He urged Pakistani President Arif Alvi and Premier Imran Khan to pay compensation to the slain family announced by the former Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari




Source: RMNP

Martyred Jang Group reporter Malik Mumtaz awarded Sitara-e-Shujaat

KARACHI/ISLAMABAD: Jang Group reporter Malik Mumtaz, a journalist from North Waziristan who was martyred in a targeted attack back in 2013, has been awarded the Sitara-e-Shujaat — Star of Bravery — at the Pakistan Day awards ceremony held at the President House.

Malik Mumtaz, who was associated with Geo/Jang Group, always highlighted and wrote about public issues from the platform of Pakistan’s top news channel. His son, Sulaiman Khan, received the Sitara-e-Shujaat award from President Dr Arif Ali.

The Geo/Jang journalist was returning home to Miranshah from a nearby village on February 27, 2013, when unknown assailants opened fire on his car, killing him on the spot near the Chashma Bridge.

The senior journalist had been elected the Miranshah Press Club’s president just before his untimely death. He is survived by his two sons and daughter.

Malik Mumtaz graduated from Gomal University in Dera Ismail Khan and remained associated with the Geo/Jang Group for almost two decades. Reporting from the lawless tribal areas of Pakistan, he was a well-respected journalist whose work was unbiased and accurate.

Among the politicians who had condemned the attack on him were Prime Minister Imran Khan, JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, PML-N leader Pervaiz Rasheed, then-Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif, and MQM-P chief Altaf Hussain.

Source : The News



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