Sarmad Ali, Managing Director, Jang Group, and President, All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) to be conferred with Sitara-i-Imtiaz, the third highest civilian honour in Pakistan.
Ali defines media management in Pakistan and has spearheaded various streams in the field of media management in his 25 years of experience. He is a board member of the Management Association of Pakistan and is a member of FPCCI Standing Committee on Advertising. He has also been a part of the International Advertising Association’s (IAA) Pakistan Chapter for a very long time.
“It's a great honour for me to be awarded the Sitara-i-Imtiaz by the Government of Pakistan. I am humbled by the honour conferred upon me. This is not just a personal recognition for me but recognition of the role that professionals are now playing in the development of the media industry in Pakistan,” said Ali.
Ali commenced on the journey of his career in the late 1980s and has been associated with the Jang Group since 1994. He joined the group as Executive Director of The News and within a matter of few years was promoted as the Group Executive Director Marketing and Advertising Sales. He was promoted as the Managing Director in 2006.
Sitara-i-Imtiaz is conferred on people who have made an ‘especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of Pakistan, world peace, cultural or other significant public endeavours’.