Islamabad  - Mirza Yasir of Daily Jinnah won first prize while Waseem Khan of Online News Agency remained second and Ahsan Butt of Daily Dunya and Sohail Shehzad of Daily Jahan-e-Pakistan stood third and fourth respectively in a Photo Journalism competition.

The Rawalpindi Islamabad Photo Journalist Association (RIPJA) in collaboration with cellular company Ufone organised 5th photographic exhibition here yesterday.

The event was aimed at highlighting the role of Islamabad police in maintaining peace and its efforts towards deliverance of quality services to the people of the federal capital.

The exhibition organized at Pakistan National Council of Arts was jointly inaugurated by the Inspector General of Islamabad Police and President RIPJA Syed Sajaad Haider, while more than 100 photo journalist from the twin cities, representatives of civil society and officers of Islamabad police were also present on this occasion.

Inspector General Islamabad Police, Tahir Alam said that photo journalists are Integral part of our society as they serve as an additional eye for any organization.

He said that photojournalist of twin cities are playing pivotal role in maintaining peace in the city. He added that they highlight those things which are either ignored or overlooked by the government formations.

Representative of Ufone on behalf of Chief Executive Officer Ufone Asher Hameed said that his organization always worked for the promotion of healthy activities. He assured full co-operation of his organization to RIPJA.

He said that role being played by the RIPJA in prevailing circumstances is admirable.

On this occasion, President RIPJA Syed Sajjad Haider said that Islamabad police always appreciated positive criticism. He said that RIPJA believes in deliverance and will continue its efforts for the betterment of photo journalists. In order to encourage photo journalists, 20 laptops were also distributed among them.