Journalist dies of Covid-19 in Peshawar | Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Journalist dies of Covid-19 in Peshawar

Pakistan Press Foundation

A local journalist Fakharuddin Syed has passed away due to coronavirus infection here on Thursday, leaving behind his family members and colleagues from media industry in a state of extreme shock and grief.

Late Fakharuddin Syed had worked in both print and electronic media and currently was associated with 92 News channel. He also remained associated with Aaj News and other news channels.

He tested positive of Covid-19 around 10 days back during Ramazan while performing duty that was mainly focused on pandemic coverage.

After diagnosis of disease and observing breathing problem, Fakhar was shifted to Hayatabad Medical Complex and kept at an isolation ward.

Doctors were making arrangement for treatment of ailing Fakhar through plasma therapy but his condition kept on deteriorating. Wednesday night he was shifted to ICU of the hospital, but he could not survive and breathed his last on Thursday morning.

Fakhar was a senior journalist from Peshawar who started his career from daily Jehad newspaper and after few years joined Urdu daily Pakistan.

He also remained in forefront for coverage of news stories when Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and its adjacent FATA region remained in grip of bomb blasts, target killing and extortion because of prevailing wave of terrorism and militancy.

Apart from bereaved family members, Fakhar’s death has also left news industry of Peshawar in a state of extreme grief.

Meanwhile, KP CM’s Adviser on Information, Ajmal Wazir has also expressed his profound grief and sorrow over tragic demise of Fakharuddin Syed.

Newspaper: Business Recorder

Related links: Nation, Dawn, The News

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