Dawn ex-hand Mateen Ahmad Khan dies
KARACHI: Mateen Ahmad Khan, a senior journalist who was on Dawn’s staff for three decades, died here on Monday, the family announced. He was 83 and was suffering from cancer.
A master’s in economics from Dhaka University, Mr Khan, who had migrated from India to the then East Pakistan, began his journalistic career with Morning News, Dhaka, in the fifties and then moved to Karachi and joined Dawn where he worked on the foreign and national desks. He was known for his grasp of subeditorial skills.
After retirement from Dawn, he joined Business Recorder, where he headed the news desk. He also wrote Urdu short stories, in which his sense of humour found an outlet.
His funeral prayers were held at Farooq-i-Azam Masjid and he was laid to rest at Mohammad Shah graveyard. He leaves behind four sons and three daughters. Shakeel Ahmad Khan, his eldest son, will receive condolences at his residence (A-219, Block J, near Farooq-i-Azam Masjid, North Nazimabad, between 4 and 9pm.). Cellphone 0300-2807793.