Eminent journalist and intellectual Dr. Ajmal Niazi passed away on Sunday night in Lahore aged 75.
His funeral prayers were offered at a cricket ground on Wahdat Road in Lahore at 4:30 pm.
Dr. Niazi was best known for his columns for leading Urdu daily Nawa-i-Waqt.
His column titled ‘Be Niaziyan’ was published for a long time in ‘Nawa-e-Waqt’.
He also served as a lecturer in various colleges and was the author of several books.
His noted works include Jal Thal, Mohammad-ud-Din Fauq, Be Niaziyan, Mihrab in the Temple, and Hameed Nizami’s biography.
The government awarded him with the Sitara-e-Imtiaz in recognition of his services.
Commiserating with the bereaved family, the President prayed for the departed soul.
President said that Dr. Muhammad Ajmal Niazi held a prominent place in the field of literature and journalism.
Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad expressed his grief over Dr. Ajmal Niazi and prayed that may God rest his soul in peace and give his family the strength to bear this irreparable loss.
معروف کالم نگاراجمل خان نیازی کے انتقال پر دکھ کا اظہار— Sheikh Rashid Ahmed (@ShkhRasheed) October 18, 2021
اللہ تعالی مرحوم اجمل خان نیازی کے درجات بلند فرمائے۔ جنت میں اعلی مقام عطا کرے۔
اجمل خان نیازی ایک دانشور اور تعلیم دوست انسان تھے
کالم نگاری میں اجمل خان نیازی کا انداز یگانہ تھا
اللہ تعالی لواحقین کو صبرجمیل عطا فرمائے
Following the news of Dr. Ajmal Niazi’s demise condolences, messages are pouring in on social media.
My dear friend and fellow and helper passed away.— Mystic Vedette (@North_Star88) October 18, 2021
Dr. Ajmal Khan Niazi.
May God forgive him and elevate his ranks in Jannat. pic.twitter.com/1c3rMzd2qc