Mahmood Madni passes away -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Mahmood Madni passes away

KARACHI- Renowned journalist Mahmood Ahmad Madni died after a protracted illness on December 6, 2002. He was 65.

He is survived by a widow, five daughters and four sons. He got up on December 6, afternoon to offer Namaz-e-Juma but fell on the bed and passed away. Central Secretary General Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Syed Munawwar Hassan led the Namaz-e-Janaza and the deceased was laid to rest at the Milk Plant Graveyard near the Hasan Square.

A large number of journalists, political leaders and people from all walks of life attended the funeral. Madni – a former executive editor of daily Jang and former editor-in-chief of daily Jasarat – was born in an academic family in Alahabad, India. After the creation of Pakistan he migrated to Karachi and after doing intermediate joined daily Jang as a sub-editor in 1961. He continued his education during his job and did his masters. Having worked at different posts in Jang, Madni retired from the newspaper as executive editor in 1985.

Later he worked as Chief Editor in Hurriyat and then assumed the charge of Chief Editor in daily Jasarat. He retired from journalism one and a half years ago. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali has expressed his deep grief and sorrow over the sad demise of Madni.

In a condolence message to the widow of the deceased, the prime minister said, “I am deeply grieved to learn about the death of your illustrious husband Mehmood Ahmed Madni. His services for journalism will be long remembered. Please accept my heart-felt condolences”. The prime minister prayed may Allah Almighty rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant fortitude to the members of the bereaved family to bear this loss with equanimity.

JI leaders Prof Ghafoor Ahmad, Syed Munawwar Hassan, Dr Mairajul Huda Siddiqui, Shaikh Rafiq Ahmed, Muhammad Husain Mehnati, Abdul Sattar Afghani, Laiq Khan, Sarfaraz Ahmed and others expressed profound grief over the demise of Madni, who had also been a member of JI.

Source: The News