According to information available on official website of Alpviram Award 2011, a jury has declared young director Nisar Ahmed’s documentary titled “Burning Paradise” as one of the winners, for “its courageous depiction of the violations of human rights in the name of religion and the helplessness of women and the wider society in the face of violence”. The documentary was focused on the violence hit Swat valley, of Khyber Pakhtunkhawa province.
It is here to note that Nisar and other participants from Pakistan were refused visa by the Indian Embassy on ‘security’ grounds.
Team Pamir Times extends heartfelt felicitations to Nisar Ahmed, a resident of Gojal (Hunza), Gilgit – Baltistan, for leaving his mark at the international level.
We also wish him greater successes in the years ahead!