KARACHI: Veteran journalist and Senior Editor The News Talat Aslam passes away on Wednesday. He was 67.
Talat Aslam had worked with several leading newspapers and magazines as an editor in his long journalistic career.
Climate Change Minister Sherry Rehman, in her condolence message, said that it feels like her heart will burst with grief upon hearing that veteran journalist Talat Aslam just passed away.
"He was the kindest, funniest, wittiest, warmest soul in the whole world. His life was never easy, but he always bore all with a smile. May u be smiling now Tito."
The minister added that Talat Aslam was not just an old-school journalist, with the highest integrity, he was a seasoned English-language editor.
“Our journey mingled at the Herald, where he was anchor even though I was his boss. But he made us all his family, right to the end, wherever we were in life.”
Punjab Chief Minister Hamza Shahbaz expressed sorrow over the death of senior journalist Talat Aslam and extended his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family.
In a statement issued by the CM's office, Hamza Shahbaz paid tribute for his valuable services in the field of journalism.
“Talat Aslam’s death is an irreparable loss to journalism and the void created by his sad demise can never be filled,” the chief minister said.
Senior anchorperson Hamid Mir expressed condolences to the family and friends.
"Sad news. May Allah rest the soul of Talat Aslam in peace," he tweeted.
The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) stated that he will be remembered for his wit and warmth, and for mentoring scores of young journalists.
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