ISLAMABAD: To counter violent extremism in all its forms, the government was working on building a national narrative. This was stated by National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) Deputy Coordinator Mohsin Butt while addressing the concluding session of a five-day workshop on understanding violent extremism and the role of media in countering it. The workshop had been organized by the Ministry of Information and was followed by the “Pur Azam” awards. National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) Deputy Coordinator Mohsin Butt gave out the awards and certificates. In the video documentary category, Ameer Hamza from BUITEMS Quetta secured the first prize. Hassan Butt from UMT Lahore got the second and Fatima Riaz from Lahore College for Women University got third prize. In paintings, Saba Saeed from the National College of the Arts (NCA) in Lahore got the first prize, Jamil Ayan got the second prize and Usman Khalid got the third prize. NACTA also awarded one prize for posters and digital content, which was bagged by Usama Ashfaq from NCA Rawalpindi.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 18th, 2018.