Sunday, July 25, 2021

Veteran journalist Arif Nizami passes away in Lahore


LAHORE: Veteran journalist and former caretaker federal minister Arif Nizami died at a private hospital in Lahore on Wednesday.

He had been under treatment at the hospital since he suffered cardiac arrest three weeks back. The details of his funeral prayers have not yet been announced.

Nizami served as the editor of an English daily and the president of the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE). He also served as the caretaker federal minister of information and postal service.

Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed condolences over the demise of the veteran journalist. “Saddened to learn of the passing of veteran journalist, editor and political commentator Arif Nizami. My condolences and prayers go to his family,” he tweeted.

Information and Broadcasting Minister Fawad Chaudhry expressed sadness over the death of Arif Nizami saying he was heartbroken on hearing of the passing of the journalist.

“I had a long relationship [with Nizami]. His father Hameed Nizami and my grandfather Chaudhry Owais and uncle Altaf Hussain were companions in Tehreek-e-Pakistan. My relationship with him was the same as with elders of the family.” he tweeted, praying for the departed souls.

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