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President of Geo and Jang Group Imran Aslam passes away aged 70

Imran Aslam’s three-decade-long career was marked by major accomplishments.

President of Geo and Jang Group Imran Aslam passes away aged 70 on Friday.

As reported, Imran Aslam has been unwell for some time and undergoing treatment at a local hospital. 

His funeral prayers will be offered after Asar in Karachi on Saturday near their house and the burial will take place at a graveyard in DHA, Phase 8.

According to Riaz Aslam, brother of the journalist, said their sister and Aslam’s son will be arriving from London. 

Imran Aslam’s three-decade-long career was marked by major accomplishments. He has been regarded as giant of journalism; also a playwright, thespian, voice-over artist, and raconteur extraordinary. 

He was also the founding member of the English-language newspaper The News and served as the chief news editor and senior editor for the daily.

PM Shehbaz Sharif extended his condolences following the death of veteran journalist Imran Aslam. 

“Saddened by the passing of veteran journalist and president of Geo TV Imran Aslam. He belonged to a breed of journalists who made eminent contribution to the development of Pakistani journalism. I extend my heartfelt condolences to his family, friends & colleagues,” PM said in a tweet.

President Dr, Arif Alvi also offered his condolences on Aslam’s demise. 

“I offer condolence on death of a dear friend & an outstanding journalist Mr Imran Aslam. A thorough gentleman & a person who had a deep understanding of issues,” President Alvi said in a statement issued on Twitter.

“May his soul rest in peace & may Allah provide strength to family & friends to bear this loss,” he added. 

 

The journalism fraternity, friends and colleagues mourn the loss of an icon.

 

 

 

 

Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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