Pakistan Media Awards

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Pakistan Media Awards
Current: 5th Pakistan Media Awards
Awarded forExcellence in Radio, TV, film and theatre achievements
First awarded2010

The Pakistan Media Awards, commonly known as The PMA, are a set of awards given annually for radio, TV, film, and theatre achievements. The award is a statuette representing a knight with a star on the chest. Its official name is the Pakistan Media Award of Merit.

The awards were first given in 2010. PMA focuses on media achievements including all the occupations that come under media. In the television category, awards are awarded in talk shows, news channels, reality programs, dramas, sitcoms, daily soaps, and the fashion industry. Awards also acknowledge the efforts of artists in films, radio, and especially the theatre industry, which the PMA endeavor to revive through this platform.

The 3rd Pakistan Media Awards were held on 30 November 2012 at Expo Centre in Karachi, Sindh. Previously the 4th Pakistan Media Awards were scheduled on 28 December 2013, but due to overwhelming amounts of online votings and persistent requests of voters, the ceremony was rescheduled for 11 January 2014 at the Expo Center, Karachi.[1][2]


The first formal ceremony was held on 7th April 2010 at Karachi Carlton Hotel. Awards were presented in four categories: TV, Film, Radio and Theatre. Organizer and C.E.O of PMA Arshad Siddiqui said that the purpose behind the event was to re-live the Pakistani film industry. He said though he and other private sector were trying to play their level best the cold behavior of government was quite illogical.[3]

The 1st Pakistan Media Awards was held in 2010.[4]2nd Pakistan Media Awards was held on 7 May 2011 at Carlton Hotel, Karachi. Awards hosts were Faisal Qureshi and Aijaz Aslam.,[5] The 3rd Pakistan Media Awards was held on 30 November 2012 in Karachi.[6]

PMA Statuette[edit]

Structure of PMA Statuette[edit]

  • Official name: Pakistan Media Award of Merit,
  • Height: 12½ inches [CONVERT]
  • Weight: 8 pounds [CONVERT]
  • Color: Dull Shiny Golden,
  • Represents: Pakistan Media Achievements
  • Design: A knight having star on his chest, standing on a reel of film.
  • Manufacturing time: 9 weeks for 85 Statuettes
  • Number of Awards Presented: 90 (as of 1st ceremony)


Pakistan Media Award representing a knight having Star on chest standing on a film reel, it is designed and manufacture by, Triple-E PVT. Limited. PMA statuette has a resemblance with American film award named as Oscar or Academy Award, which also represents a knight holding a sword standing on film reel. The PMA statuette having stars represents the excellent achievements of winners and artist awarded that year.



Since 2010, every year voting generates into two types:

  • Viewers Choice Awards
  • Jury Choice Awards

in viewer's choices award some popular categories set to open for public voting and awarded that categories upon highest votes by public but the others is opposite and completely voted and viewed by Jury panel. as of 1st Pakistan Media Awards, multiple categories from Film, TV, Radio and theatre were set to open for public voting, for 2nd Pakistan Media Awards collective voting for all categories was 100,000 in history of Pakistan and rest of awards were completely judges and jury based.

The 3rd and upcoming 4th Pakistan Media Awards, rescheduled due to high demand of voting time for the categories open for public, more than of deadline date of votings, Triple-E receives thousands request for extending the date of voting.


According to Rules of PMA, in film category, a film must open in the previous calendar year from 1 January to 31 December, in Pakistan to qualify, e.g.; if a movie released in 2010 and did not play its PMA-qualifying run in Pakistan will not be qualify for 2010 awards until its completes its screening to qualify for next ceremony. Film must be feature-length, defined as a minimum of 40 minutes, except for short subject awards, and it must exist either on a 35 mm film or 70 mm film print or in 24 frame/s or 48 frame/s progressive scan digital cinema format with native resolution not less than 1280x720.

For Television category, a Drama, soap, telefilm, teleserial, play or sitcom must be from previous year of the ceremony and must have its qualify run, for TV category it is not must that a Drama should have completed its running a drama, soap etc. can be nominated every year till it completes it finale season or final episode.

Radio and Theatre category are awarded according to the year-to-year achievements of the artist and personalities.



Pakistan Media Awards telecast recorded, mostly the ceremony held in late months of the year, but as of the current ceremony for the first time, ceremony was scheduled in last month of the year to honor the dramas and media achievements of 2012. Due to the extension of public poll nominations date, it is scheduled in early Jan 2014. For 4th Pakistan Media Awards the ceremony will be honored the cinematic year of 2012 and 2013 both.

Awards also hold a 45-minute pre-show or notoriously called red carpet, special host(s) interviewed VIPs or Celebrities who are nominated for that ceremony, this is also televised show, and telecast half an hour earlier from the show or one day prior to the show.

Award ceremonies[edit]

Pakistan Media Awards has pulled in a bigger haul when box-office hits are favored to win the Best Picture trophy, Best Television Serial trophy and in others respected categories, ceremony gained a huge attention in the 2nd Award Ceremony when Triple-E provide an exceptionally wide range of categories to be awarded.

Ceremony Date Host(s) Awarded for the cinematic year Length of ceremony Rating Venue
1st Pakistan Media Awards 7 April 2010 Javeria Saud
Sahir Lodhi
2009 in film
2009 in television
1 hours, 45 minutes 11.1 Karachi Carlton Hotel
2nd Pakistan Media Awards 7 May 2011 Faisal Qureshi
Aijaz Aslam
2010 in film
2010 in television
2 hours, 10 minutes 15.1
3rd Pakistan Media Awards 30 November 2012 Urooj Nasir
Ahsan Khan
2011 in film
2011 in television
2 hours, 30 minutes 8.1 Karachi Expo Centre
4th Pakistan Media Awards 28 December 2013 (previous)
11 January 2014 (current)
Shamoon Abbasi 2012 & 2013 in film
2012 & 2013 television
2 hours, 45 minutes 6.8


  1. Due to city fragile and unarmed circumstances, Triple-E on security grounds rescheduled and extend the 3rd award ceremony date.
  2. Due to Overwhelming response from the public on online votings for the public poll of selected online nominations, Triple-E shift the date of Ceremony in year 2014, as per the high demand of public to extend the voting days for nominations, but, awards will be awarded for cinematic or media year of 2012.


For the first and second ceremonies, the PMA was presented at Karachi Carlton Hotel in 2010 and 2011, respectively. The third ceremony awards were held at Expo Centre Karachi, where most of the country events are held. The expo center is also the scheduled venue for the upcoming 4th Pakistan Media Awards.

Pakistan Media Award for Best Film[edit]

Year Winners
2009 Ramchand Pakistani
2010 Channa Sachi Muchi
2011 Bol
2012/2013 Main Hoon Shahid Afridi

Pakistan Media Award for Best Film Director[edit]

Year Winners
2009 Sangeeta
2010 Syed Noor-Wohti Lay Kay Jani Aai
2011 Shoaib Mansoor-Bol
2012/2013 Syed Ali Raza Usama-Main Hoon Shahid Afridi

Pakistan Media Award for Best Film Actor[edit]

Year Winners
2009 Moammar Rana
2010 Shaan Shahid-Wohti Lay Kay Jani Aai
2011 Moammar Rana-Love Mein Ghum
2012/2013 Mohib Mirza-Seedlings

Pakistan Media Award for Best Film Actress[edit]

Year Winners
2009 Meera
2010 Saima Noor-Wohti Lay Kay Jani Aai
2011 Humaima Malick-Bol
2012/2013 Aamina Sheikh-Josh: Independence Through Unity

Pakistan Media Award for Best TV Serial[edit]

Year Winners
2009 Satellite: Malaal (Hum TV)
Terrestrial: Mohabat Yun Bhi Hoti Hai (ATV)
2010 Dastaan-Hum TV
2011 Humsafar-Hum TV
2012/2013 Satellite: Zindagi Gulzar Hai (Hum TV)
Terrestrial: Anokha Ladla (PTV)

Pakistan Media Award for Best TV Director[edit]

Year Winners
2009 Babar Javed-Ishq Junoon Deewangi (Hum TV)
2010 Haissam Hussain-Dastaan (Hum TV)
2011 Sarmad Khoosat-Humsafar (Hum TV)
2012/2013 Sultana Siddiqui-Zindagi Gulzar Hai (Hum TV)

Pakistan Media Award for Best TV Actor[edit]

Year Winners
2009 Faysal Quraishi-Meri Unsuni Kahani (Hum TV)
2010 Fawad Khan-Dastaan (Hum TV)
2011 Faysal Quraishi-Roag (ARY Digital)
2012/2013 Faysal Quraishi-Adhoori Aurat (Geo TV)

Pakistan Media Award for Best TV Actress[edit]

Year Winners
2009 Ayesha Khan-Haroon To Piya Teri (TV One)
2010 Sanam Baloch-Dastaan (Hum TV)
2011 Mahira Khan-Humsafar (Hum TV)
2012/2013 Mahira Khan-Shehr-e-Zaat (Hum TV)

Pakistan Media Award for Best TV Supporting Actor[edit]

Year Winners
2009 Adnan Siddiqui-Ishq Junoon Deewangi (Hum TV)
2010 Ahsan Khan-Dastaan (Hum TV)
2011 Mohib Mirza-Roag (ARY Digital)
2012/2013 Shamoon Abbasi-Ghayal (A Plus)

Pakistan Media Award for Best TV Supporting Actress[edit]

Year Winners
2009 Juggan Kazim-Meri Unsuni Kahani (Hum TV)
2010 Saba Qamar-Dastaan (Hum TV)
2011 Naveen Waqar-Humsafar (Hum TV)
2013 Sabreen Hisbani-Aunn Zara (A Plus)

Pakistan Media Award for Best TV Writer[edit]

Year Winnera
2009 Umera Ahmed-Malaal (Hum TV)
2010 Attiya Daud-Husn Ara Kaun (TV One)
2011 ??
2012/2013 Umera Ahmed-Zindagi Gulzar Hai (Hum TV)

Pakistan Media Award for Best TV Original Soundtrack[edit]

Year Winners
2011 ??
2012/2013 Aasmanon Pay Likha-Sohail Haider (Geo TV)

Pakistan Media Award for Best Telefilm[edit]

Year Winners
2009 Lekin Aik Baat (TV One)
2010 Not Awarded
2011 ??
2012/2013 Behadd (Hum TV)

Pakistan Media Award for Best TV Soap[edit]

Year Winners
2009 Tujh Pe Qurban (ARY Digital)
2010 Samdhan (Hum TV)
2011 ??
2012/2013 Not Awarded

Pakistan Media Award for Best Sitcom[edit]

Year Winners
2009 Bulbulay (ARY Digital)
2010 Bulbulay (ARY Digital)
2011 Bulbulay (ARY Digital)
2012/2013 Kis Din Mera Viyah Howay Ga (Geo TV)

Pakistan Media Award for Best Morning Show[edit]

Year Winners
2009 She's on One with Sahir (TV One)
2010 Muskurati Morning (TV One)
2011 ??
2012/2013 Satellite: Muskurati Morning (TV One)
Terrestrial: Morning with Farah (ATV)

Pakistan Media Award for Best Morning Show Anchor[edit]

Year Winners
2009 Sahir Lodhi-She's on One with Sahir (TV One)
2010 Faysal Quraishi-Muskurati Morning (TV One)
2011 ??
2012/2013 Not Awarded

Pakistan Media Award for Best Male Singer[edit]

Year Winners
2010 Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
2011 ??
2012/2013 Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

Pakistan Media Award for Best Female Singer[edit]

Year Winners
2010 Fariha Pervez
2011 ??
2012/2013 Fariha Pervez

Pakistan Media Award for Best Theatre[edit]

Year Winners
2010 Napa Repertory Theatre (Napa)
2011 ??
2012/2013 Panway 14 August-Dawar Mehmood

Pakistan Media Award for Best Male Model[edit]

Year Winners
2010 Harib
2011 ??
2012/2013 Omer Shahzad

Pakistan Media Award for Best Female Model[edit]

Year Winners
2010 Nadia Hussain
2011 Ayyan
2012/2013 Ayyan

Pakistan Media Award for Best Fashion Designer[edit]

Year Winners
2010 Amir Adnan
2011 ??
2012/2013 Zainab Chottani

Pakistan Media Award for Best Makeup Artist[edit]

Year Winners
2010 Saba Ansari-Sabs The Salon
2011 ??
2012/2013 Angie Marshall-Angie's Salon and Institute

PMA News Categories[edit]

Year Category Winners
2010 Best Newscaster (Male) Salman Hassan (Samaa TV)
Best Newscaster (Female) Kiran Rizvi (Aaj News)
Best Current Affairs Anchor (Male) Kashif Abbasi (ARY News)
Best Current Affairs Anchor (Female) Asma Chaudhry (Dunya News)
2011 ?? ??
2012/2013 Best Newscaster (Male) Syed Ali Haider (Express News)
Best Newscaster (Female) Ayesha Bakhsh (Geo News)
Best Current Affairs Program Mumkin-Asma Chaudhry (Duniya News)

PMA Radio Categories[edit]

Year Category Winners
2009 Best Radio Jockey Sahir Lodhi
Best Radio Late Night Program Aakhir-E-Shab
Best Radio Morning Program Half Fry
Best Radio Program Sahir Lodhi Show
2010 Best Radio Jockey (Male) Dr. Ejaz Waris
Best Radio Jockey (Female) Naveen Waqar
2011 ?? ??
2012/2013 Best Radio Jockey (Male) Adeel Azhar
Best Radio Jockey (Female) Sulmeen Ansari

Special categories[edit]

The Special Pakistan Media Awards are voted on by special committees, rather than by the Triple-E membership as a whole. They are not always presented on a consistent annual basis. Following is the listing of Pakistan Media Awards Special categories since 2010.

Life Time Achievement Award[edit]

Year Winners
2009 Moin Akhtar
2010 Mehdi Hassan
2011 ??
2012/2013 Anwar Maqsood
  • Special Recognition Award

Associated events[edit]

  • Nomination luncheon
  • Invitation Event
  • Making of Awards
  • Awards Pre-Show
  • Winners Bash party

This article is a stub, help by expanding it if you have valid sources of 3rd Pakistan Media Awards winners[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "PMA to be held in Karachi". admin work. events in Karachi. 19 December 2013. Retrieved 8 December 2013.
  2. ^ "The 4th Pakistan Media Awards December 2013 The Stargaze of Metiers Renowns". admin work. cybotainment. 1 December 2013. Archived from the original on 5 December 2013. Retrieved 19 December 2013.
  3. ^ "2nd PMA". Asad Farooq. 9 May 2011. Retrieved 12 December 2013.
  4. ^ "The PMA 2010". Retrieved 19 December 2013.
  5. ^ "Second Pakistan Media Awards held in vivid ceremony". Daily Times. 9 May 2011. Retrieved 24 February 2013.
  6. ^ "3rd Pakistan Media Awards". 12 October 2012. Retrieved 24 February 2013.

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External links[edit]

Official Website