Veteran journalist Muhammad Ziauddin passed away in Islamabad on Monday after a period of prolonged illness.
A former editor of Dawn, The News, and Executive Editor of The Express Tribune – and a mentor was 83.
His funeral prayer will be held after Asr in the cemetery of the Islamabad Society.
He has been associated with print media for the past 60 years.
Muhammad Ziauddin worked as editor of daily Dawn and The News.
Currently, he was associated with the Express Tribune as a column writer.
He also served as a resident editor for Dawn Islamabad and Lahore.
He was also the paper’s correspondent in London from 2006 to 2009.
He also served as the assistant secretary-general for the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists and as the president of the South Asia Free Media Association from 2002 to 2006.
Following the news of his demise, condolences and tributes continue to pour in on social media from politicians and the country’s journalism and media community.
سینئر صحافی ضیاء الدین کی وفات ایک قابل لکھاری، دانشوراورصحافت ومعاشرےکابڑا نقصان ہے۔وہ صحافت میں استاداورادارے کی حیثیت رکھتے تھے، ڈٹ کر اصولوں پر کھڑے ہونے کے باوجوداسی قدرنفیس اورشائستہ انسان تھے۔آئین،جمہوریت اورصحافتی اصولوں کےلئے ان کی خدمات تادیر یادرکھا جائے گا۔
One of the most capable fiercely independent journalist I came across with has left for his final abode #Ziauddin was no commoner a wise man—integrity and boldness added to his personality… you will be missed Zia sb… RIP
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) November 29, 2021
Really saddened to hear of Ziauddin sahab's passing. Always found him to be a man of principles, polite in discussions & debates never adopting a an accusatory tone. For the journalist community this is a big loss. My condolences go to his family. https://t.co/e6AJ9m5CMw
— Shireen Mazari (@ShireenMazari1) November 29, 2021
Veteran and one of the most outstanding journalist of Pakistan M. Ziauddin Ahmad has passed away. He was an iconic figure and a guide for all the young journalists. May Allah give his family strength to bear the loss.
— Mazhar Abbas (@MazharAbbasGEO) November 29, 2021
Deeply saddened to hear of the passing of fearless veteran Journalist @MuhammadZiauddi who was an intellectual giant of journalist community. A role model for many in his profession & beyond, his demise ends an era of journalism of courage,ethics and values.May he rests in peace. pic.twitter.com/rt8LeE12iL
— Nighat Dad (@nighatdad) November 29, 2021
انا للہ وانا الیہ راجعون ، اللّٰہ تعالیٰ جناب ایم ضیاء الدین کی مغفرت فرمائے اور ان کے درجات بلند فرمائے ( آمین) وہ ان چند صحافیوں میں سے ایک تھے جن کا عملی صحافت کا تجربہ نصف صدی پر محیط تھا ہم نے ضیاء صاحب سے بہت کچھ سیکھا https://t.co/93PAUV0pkU
— Hamid Mir (@HamidMirPAK) November 29, 2021