3 Aaj TV reporter passes away -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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3 Aaj TV reporter passes away

KARACHI (May 25 2008): Amjad Aziz Bhatti, a senior member of Aaj TV reporting staff, passed away in a local hospital between Friday and Saturday night. Bhatti, still young at 29, was suffering from blood cancer according to his colleagues from Aaj TV.

They said the late journalist, who had joined Aaj TV in 2004 after completing his masters in Mass Communications from the University of Karachi, had resumed his professional activities after undergoing the “bone marrow transplantation” three months ago.

Bhatti, who was born in 1979 in Pind Dadan Khan village of Jhelum, was rushed to the hospital when his condition started to deteriorate on the evening of May 22. The young journalist, in a short span of time, had joined the category of senior journalists after a rare show of professional dedication and hard work, said one of his co-workers.

Bhatti was laid to rest in a local graveyard accompanied by a huge crowd of mediapersons, relatives, and a number of representatives from political and social circles after his Namaz-e-Janaza (funeral prayers) in Tooba Masjid of Defence after Zuhar prayers.

Meanwhile, the administration and staff members of Aaj TV held a condolence meeting and offered “Fateha” and paid rich tributes to the late journalist for the precious services he rendered to the organisation.

PPI adds: Speaker National Assembly Dr Fehmida Mirza and Deputy Speaker Faisal Karim Kundi have expressed grief and sorrow over the sad demise of Amjad Aziz Bhatti, senior journalist of Aaj TV.

In their separate condolence message the speaker and the deputy speaker said that they were grieved over the demise of senior journalist Amjad Aziz. They prayed Almighty Allah to rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant fortitude courage to the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss with equanimity (Ameen).
Source: Business Recorder
Date:5/25/2008