Majid Nizami was a voice of Quaid
LAHORE: Speakers at a reference organised in the honour of noted journalist and Nawa-i-Waqt Group Editor-in-Chief Dr Majid Nizami said Nizami was the voice of Quaid-i-Azam and Allama Iqbal and he would be remembered as a beacon in the history of Pakistan.
Paying glowing tributes to him for his national services, they said Nizami was a precious asset of Muslim Ummah, adding that the nation had lost a great thinker because of his death.The reference was held at Aiwan-e-Iqbal on Thursday by its chairman Arif Nizami who himself is a prominent journalist. CPNE President Mujeeb-ur-Rehman Shami, Khabrain Editor-in-Chief Zia Shahid, Naveed Chaudhry and senior journalists Ata-ur-Rehman, Irshad Ahmed Arif, Salman Ghani and others also attended the reference which was attended by a large number of people.
Arif Nizami said he had spent around 40 years with late Nizami (his uncle) and learnt a lot from him. “He was my teacher. Majid Nizami taught me basics of journalism.”Highlighting Nizami’s role as the editor of Nawa-i-Waqt, Arif added that he practically showed how the owner of a newspaper could work as a good editor as the same time. He also shared his experiences how Nizami used to speak in favour of democracy before all the dictators.
Shami said he had never witnessed such a bold, daring, and professional editor like late Nizami throughout his career so far. He said through his matchless abilities, Nizami had made an empire of Nawa-i-Waqt Group through launching magazines, The Nation and Waqt TV. He said time had come that all media persons should work for strengthening the democratic system in the country just like late Nizami. Ata-ur-Rehman said there was not a single editor like Nizami in the whole Muslim world, adding that he was an institution for the journalist community. Zia Shahid, Irshad Ahmed Arif, Naveed Chaudhry and Salman Ghani also spoke on the occasion. The participants also offered fateha for the departed soul.