Journalist, poet and scholar, Farhad Zaidi passes away.


Leading journalist, poet and scholar Farhad Zaidi passed away in Karachi on Friday at the age of 91. Survivors include a widow and two sons, family confirmed.

According to Hasan Zaidi, son of the deceased, funeral prayer will be offered at the Masjid-o-Imam bargah Yasrab, DHA, Phase 4, and will be laid to rest at the DHA Phase 8 Cemetery in Karachi.

Farhad Zaidi had been the president of The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) and vice-president of Arts Council of Pakistan Karachi. He had also served as the managing director of PTV and an editor of a native publisher.

PPP Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari expressed deep grief and sorrow over the sad demise of Farhad Zaidi and extended his condolences to the bereaved family.

He prayed to Almighty Allah to rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant courage and fortitude to the bereaved family members to bear this irreparable loss.

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