HAGUE – Senior journalist Hamid Mir received the ‘most resilient journalist award’ by the International Free Press on Wednesday.
The award was given to him in Hague, Holland.
Hamid Mir said in his speech that this award is in recognition of the sacrifices rendered by the people of Pakistan fighting the war against terrorism.
“I dedicate this award to people of Pakistan whose bravery, support and resilience became a source for my resilience,” said Mir.
Due to his outspoken reporting, Mir experienced a number of arrests, physical attacks and kidnappings. He survived two murder attempts.
In 2014, Hamid Mir survived an assassination attempt on his life when unknown men fired at his car when he was on his way to Geo’s Karachi office.