PESHAWAR, 06 October: In recognition of his remarkable services in the promotion of sports, life time achievement award has been conferred upon tribal journalist Takbeer Afridi by the Asian Sports Press Union in Islamabad on Friday.

More than 100 sports journalists from different Asian and European countries attended the award ceremony. A number of other Pakistani sports reporters and commentators were also given life time achievement awards.

Minister of State for Information and President of the International Sports Press Union Gianni Merlo conferred awards upon the recipients.

“It is indeed a great achievement,” said Takbeer Afridi, while talking to TNN after getting the award. “I am the only journalist from the Fata to achieve the award,” he added.

“It is really a difficult job to work in a hostile environment particularly when sports activities are almost non-existent in Fata. I dedicate my award to all those tribal journalists who remain loyal to their profession and continue journalism in their respective areas despite difficult situation,” he maintained.