PM, President and other political leaders condole sad demise of journalist Arif Nizami

PM, President and other political leaders condole sad demise of journalist Arif Nizami PM, President and other political leaders condole sad demise of journalist Arif Nizami

Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan and President Dr. Arif Alvi along several other political leaders Wednesday extended condolences on the sad demise of veteran journalist Arif Nizami.

Reportedly, the much-admired journalist was not in good health from last few months. Reports in local media quoted family sources said the senior journalist was admitted at a private medical facility for the last three weeks after suffering a cardiac arrest.

The funeral prayers and burial for the departed soul has not been revealed yet.

The premier, reacting to the journalist's sad demise wrote, "Saddened to learn of the passing of veteran journalist, editor, and political commentator Arif Nizami".

"My condolences and prayers go to his family," he added.

President Dr Arif Alvi took to twitter as well.

On its official twitter handle, Army Chief  General Qamar Javed Bajwa (COAS) also wrote, "General Qamar Javed Bajwa, #COAS, expresses heartfelt condolences on the sad demise of senior journalist Arif Nizami. “May Allah bless his soul & give strength to the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss, Ameen”, COAS.

Minister for Interior Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed termed Nizami’s death as a personal loss.

Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry in his tweet said that he had a long relationship with Nizami.

“I am heartbroken to hear of the demise of Arif Nizami. I had a long relationship with him. His father Hameed Nizami and my grandfather Chaudhry Owais were companions in Tehreek-e-Pakistan. May God have mercy on the elders,” he tweeted.

Senator Sherry Rehman also turned to twitter and wrote, “Devastated that old friend, colleague and pillar of Pakistani journalism, Arif Nizami has passed away. His passing symbolises the end of an era! He was from an old guard who sacrificed for principles and never shied from telling bald truths to power. Heart goes out to his family”.

Condolences also poured in from Sindh government spokesperson Murtaza Wahab.

“Heard about the sad demise of Arif Nizami sb. He was an icon in the field of journalism & always preferred substance over sensationalism. May Allah Ta’ala bless his soul & give strength to the bereaved family”.

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