Renowned columnist and philanthropist Ardeshir Cowasjee has been given the Jinnah Award for his lifetime and dedicated services to the country.

On Tuesday, A ceremony was held at the head office of Oxford University Press where country’s former Ambassador Jamshed Marker, who is also recognised as World’s longest-serving ambassador to many countries, attended the ceremony as chief guest and praised
Cowasjee’s services as a columnist.

Cowasjee has always spoken against the social evils of our society including corruption, poverty, discrimination, intolerance, crime, violence, injustice, human rights violation, unemployment, censorship, law and order,  drug laws and youth rights.

Later, chief guest Marker said in the media regarding Cowasjee’s delicate writing and called him one of the most intelligent columnists alive in Pakistan.

Marker said for Cowasjee in detail that, “He is a quintessential citizen of Karachi, born and bred in this city. This is the civic legacy of Ardeshir Cowasjee. He is a worthy inheritor, a Lone campaigner against nepotism, corruption and maladministration.
He is a champion of the rule of law and an independent judiciary. If you want to understand the reason for the creation of Pakistan, Jinnah is a bridge you must cross. Then you can [see] if we have fulfilled the vision or have fallen”

Ardeshir Cowasjee was also presented with a leather-bound edition of his all articles and columns published during the span of last ten years. He has written a total of 960 articles in 22 years, all of which have been published in the daily
Dawn newspaper.