India Today Thinks Darren Sammy Will Be Awarded ‘Nishan e Haider’
India Today got it horribly wrong!
The Pakistani government announcement to confer Darren Sammy with the highest civilian award and honorary citizenship got worldwide attention.
The news was reported across different news channels and papers of the world. Similarly, Indian media also reported the news but one of India’s topic publications, India Today, got it horribly wrong.
The Indian publication confused Pakistan’s highest civilian award, Nishan-e-Pakistan, with Pakistan’s highest military award, Nishan-e-Haider. India Today reported that Darren Sammy will be awarded Pakistan’s highest civilian award, Nishan-e-Haider.
“Darren Sammy, who is presently leading Peshawar Zalmi in the fifth Pakistan Super League season, will be given the honorary citizenship and Pakistan’s highest civilian award, Nishan-e-Haider, on March 23 by President Arif Alvi,” India Today reported.
Approving Peshawar Zalmi’s owner Javed Afridi request to grant the honorary citizenship of Pakistan to Darren Sammy, the PCB announced that President Arif Alvi will be awarding the honorary citizenship as well as Pakistan’s highest civilian award to the Peshawar Zalmi’s captain on March 23.
This isn’t the first time that an Indian publication has got news about Pakistan so horribly wrong. Before this, an Indian publication had reported that Atif Aslam has named his newborn son as ‘Alhamdulilah’.
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