DUBAI: Chief Editor Pakistan Group of Newspapers and Chairman Roze News Sardar Khan Niazi was awarded the Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) International Achievement Award 2016 in a lavish ceremony here on Sunday. The award was presented by Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan who heads the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Culture, Youth, and Social Development. Sardar Khan Niazi was among the six persons from Pakistan who received the award. It is pertinent to mention here that Sardar Khan Niazi was the recipient of the same award last year as well.
Under the editorship of Sardar Khan Niazi, Pakistan Group of Newspapers publishes a number of newspaper that include the Urdu language newspaper Daily Pakistan, English language newspaper Daily The Patriot and a number of other publications like the Daily Mera Pak Watan, Daily Action, Daily Nawai-Nawabshah and monthly Naya Rukh. Sardar Khan Niazi has also the honor of receiving an award from Imam-e-Kaaba, Sheikh Abdur Rehman Al-Sudais for his efforts to promote the teachings of Islam and telecasting the Adhan five times a day on Roze News.
Sardar Khan Niazi is also the recipient of Tamgha-e-Imtiaz for his services to the state. His other awards include an award by the founder of Pakistan’s nuclear program Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan for reporting on nuclear affairs. The Supreme Court of Pakistan has also taken numerous suo motu actions on articles and news of Sardar Khan Niazi that resulted in recovery of billions of rupees. He was also presented an award by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
Halq-e-Ahbab, a book that is a collection of articles of Sardar Khan Niazi has proved to be a bestseller. His program Sachi Baat is regarded as one of the most credible opinion shows in the country and has a wide audience. Sardar Khan Niazi’s in-depth, revealing and cutting analysis on political situation and current affairs in his program Sachi Baat have been appreciated by the audience as well as the journalistic community.
SKN trust run under Sardar Khan Niazi caters to the needs of thousands of needy people throughout the country; the trust provides education and health facilities to the needy and also provides shelter to orphans. His passion to help the poor meant that he imported a state of the art dialysis machine so that it can be used for the medical needs of those in need. Sardar Khan Niazi always leads from the front both in terms of financial assistance and emergency aid for victims of natural calamities. According to a 2011 Gallup survey Sardar Khan Niazi’s SK Group of Companies is regarded as one of the biggest business groups in the country.