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Veteran journalist Arif Nizami passes away

Veteran journalist Arif Nizami passes away

Veteran journalist Arif Nizami passes away in Lahore today.

According to his nephew Babar Nizami, Arif Nizami had suffered from a heart attack around three weeks ago.

He was admitted to a private hospital in Lahore.

Veteran journalist Arif Nizami passes away

Nizami had served as the former caretaker minister for information and broadcasting in 2013.

He ad also worked as group editor of The Nation before starting his own newspaper Pakistan Today.

He was the son of Hameed Niazi, the founder of the Nawa-i-Waqt Group.

The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) had elected Arif Nizami as its president for more than once.

He is survived by three sons.

Arif Nizami had remained an independent journalist throughout his journalistic life.

He stood with his reporters whenever they come under threat due to their factual news reports.

Since mid 1980s t0 the last days as The Nation group editor, he encouraged young journalists.

The Nation remained open to fresh graduates.

Due to his bright career, Pakistani journalists particularly feel a vacuum due to his demise.

Meanwhile, his death saddened Prime Minister Imran Khan who tweeted condolences.

Moreover, speaker and deputy speaker National Assembly also expressed deep grief and sorrow.

Pakistan Army Chief and Air Chief have also issued condolence statements.

GTV

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