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Journalists mourn sudden demise of Senior Editor The News Talat Aslam

Journalists in Pakistan mourn the sudden demise of Senior Editor The News Talat Aslam.

Veteran journalist Talat Aslam passed away early Wednesday morning aged 67.

Talat Aslam’s Namaz-e-janaza was offered in Karachi after Asar’s prayer and was laid to rest at DHA Phase 8 graveyard.

He had been associated with several leading newspapers and magazines as an editor in his long journalistic career.

Veteran journalist, a political commentator, and senior editor of English daily The News International, also had a sizable presence online.

Talat Aslam’s followers regarded him as a sane voice on social media who often with his witty takes would cut to the heart of the matter.

The news of his sudden demise left an outpouring of grief from fellow journalists, politicians, and rights activists.

The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) extending condolences said that it was “deeply saddened” to hear of Aslam’s death and that he would be remembered for his “wit and warmth, and for mentoring scores of young journalists”.

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