Senior journalist Syed Athar Ali Hashmi passed away in Karachi on Thursday morning.
Aged 74, Athar Hashmi was associated with the Urdu language newspaper, the daily Jasrat as chief editor.
Born on August 18, 1947, Athar Hashmi spent 44 years of his life working as a journalist and was the founding member of Jeddah based first Urdu newspaper, ‘Urdu News’.
His funeral prayers were held at Shahbaz mosque in Gulistan-e-Jauhar block 12 after Zuhr prayer and was laid to rest in Sakhi Hassan graveyard, North Nazimabad.
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As being reported, Mr. Hashmi was not feeling well from the past few days and was a cardiac patient.
His death is a big loss for Pakistani journalism and is being mourned by the journalists.
Sad to know about the death of veteran journalist Athar Ali Khan Hashmi. He was editor-in-chief of Daily Jasarat. May ALLAH rest his soul in eternal peace. Amin— Mahmood Moulvi (@MoulviMahmood) August 6, 2020
CEJ is saddened by the death of Syed Athar Ali Hashmi chief editor Daily Jasarat. We offer our condolences to his family, colleagues and friends. pic.twitter.com/a9FBTqHZag— CEJ (@CEJatIBA) August 6, 2020
Seasoned Senior Journalist Syed Athar Ali Hashmi sahab passes away in Karachi.— Shoaib Jatt (@Shoaib_Jatt) August 6, 2020
انا للّٰہ وانا الیہ راجعون pic.twitter.com/TGF8S2o3za