Manzoor Jaafari passes away
RAWALPINDI- Raja Manzoor Hussain Jaafari, senior journalist and former coordination editor of daily Jang-The News, breathed his last here on December 6, 2002. He was 71.
He was buried in Pindi’s Jadid graveyard on December 7, 2002. A large number of people belonging to various walks of life participated in his funeral.
Late Manzoor Hussain Jaafari began his career as journalist from daily Kohistan in 1957. Later he joined daily the Jang, Rawalpindi, where he worked as edition-in-charge and news editor. He also worked as news editor with daily the Nawa-e-Waqt, Lahore, and later served as editor of an English daily the New Times published from Rawalpindi.
Late Raja Manzoor Jaafari also spent sometime as film producer. He produced three films in 1982. His first production ‘Raka’ was a super hit, second film ‘Kaliar’ got National Award and third film ‘Aik Dulhan’ also attracted crowds on cinema scope.
In late 1980s Manzoor Jaafari resumed his journalistic career and served as editor of an Islamabad daily Markaz. Afterwards he joined Peshawar English daily Frontier Post as its Islamabad bureau chief.
He again joined Jang Group in 1993 as coordination editor of Jang-The News. Late Raja Manzoor Hussain Jaafari is survived by two sons and a daughter. His elder son Raja Zulfiqar Ali, who at present is working with the BBC London, remained special correspondent of daily The News. The younger son, Raja Waqas Ali, is working as sub-editor with daily The News. Late Manzoor Hussain Jaafari was elder brother of ex-resident manager of Pakistan Times Raja Sadiq Hussain.
Source: The News