Ahmedpur East - The Rural Media Network Pakistan (RMNP) has invited nominations for its annual Sadiq Press Freedom Award. The award, instituted by RMNP with support of World Association of newspapers and news publishers carries a cash award of US $ 1500, (PKR 125,000). The award will be announced on September 5, 2011. The Sadiq Press Freedom Award is intended to honour a person, organisation or institution that has made a notable contribution to the defence and/or promotion of press freedom in Pakistan. The award is named in honour of the late Nawab Sir Sadiq Muhammad Khan Khamis Abbasi, the last ruler of former Princely Bahawalpur State for his historical services which he had rendered in the creation of Pakistan.