Sonia Riaz in centre (no dubatta)
Sonia Riaz was born on June 10, 1984 in Quetta. She got her education in Quetta and has been first division holder in her entire educational career. At present she is student of MBBS, final year in Bolan Medical College Quetta. She is also keen student of Fine Arts, Fond of music and painting. She won many prizes in painting competitions and most important competition was '' Pakistan through its landscapes'' arranged by Arts Council in which out of 27 entries her effort was declared as 2nd best. When she was in school she started to take part tin other extra curriculum activities especially like stage dramas and speech contests.
Her interest with performing art brought her to Radio Pakistan in 2003. She was selected as RJ/DJ/anchor for FM 101 Quetta and in short period of time she became one of the leading anchors of FM. She started quite a few catchy programmes, which are still very popular among the listeners.
Her attractive and versatile way of presentation pleased and delighted the listeners a lot and on the eve of 2nd anniversary of FM in 2004 when listeners were asked to poll their vote in favor of their favorite RJ, the result was not unexpected, Sonia was declared “Best RJ of FM 101” for the year 2004.
She continued to fascinate her listeners and she was again declared Best anchor person of FM 101 consecutively 3 times in 2006, 2007 and in 2008. In 2009 although she was once again declared the Best presenter of FM 101 but she voluntarily stepped downed in favor of the runner up and announced not be considered for any award/prize in future. FM 101 has arranged the competition to chose the Best RJ/DJ on 6 occasions and majority of the listeners have voted in favor of Sonia who has won this title 5 times. During the year 2007 her programme “101 Mega Show” was declared most popular show of FM 101 Quetta. Day to day increased listening, mail and phone calls have placed this programme on the top of all times popular programme of FM 101 Quetta and credit of all this popularity goes to the heard work and meritorious efforts of Sonia Riaz.
At present she is one of the most popular and admired Host of FM 101 Quetta and played a tremendous role in making this channel most demanding FM radio of the town as compare to other FM stations working around and courageous & fantastic contribution of Sonia Riaz is no doubt unmatchable.
She is Creative Writer as well
In 2007 she was declared Women of the Year in the field of Media/Radio and awarded by Star Award by a renowned international organization South Asia Publication and her biographical outline was published in widely acclaimed profile book “Galaxies of Who’s is Who in Pakistan”
When Ministry of Youth Affairs, Govt of Pakistan invited the applications from the youth of the country, who have done praiseworthy work in different fields for the National Youth Award 2009, Sonia Riaz was one of the hundreds aspirant in the field of Media/Radio. The selection committee of Youth Ministry was left with no option other than to select Sonia Riaz as the winner on National Youth Award 2009 in the category of Media/Radio for her marvelous and admirable achievements as RJ/DJ/anchor FM 101 in recent past.
Dr. SONIA RIAZ is the first and only Christian youth who ever got ''National Youth Award '' in history of Pakistan