â€I am very pleased to have been acknowledged by my peers in journalism,â€ said Mr Ahmed. This is an award for democracy and for Pakistan.
Mr Ahmed was the Inaugural Daniel Pearl Fellow and worked as a Staff Reporter at Washington, DC, bureau of The Wall Street Journal.
He was also a fellow at the East-West Institute in 2004. Mr Ahmed is the former City Editor of Pakistanâ€™s Daily Times and Assistant News Editor of The Friday Times.
The New York Press Club awards recognise excellence and accomplishment in journalism, and this yearâ€™s winners were selected from nearly 300 nominees. The presentation of the Press Clubâ€™s 2008 Journalism Awards will take place at a ceremony in Manhattan on June 16. link