Pakistani journalist passes away in Jeddah
ISLAMABAD – Veteran journalist Mazhar H. Siddiqui breathed his last on December 2, at Jeddah. He was 56. He has left behind a wife and two children.
Siddiqui died of cardiac arrest. He has been hospitalised for the last two days at the New Jeddah Hospital. Siddiqui had a long career working with different newspapers and was last working for the Saudi Gazette in the capacity of head of national affairs – equivalent to a Chief Reporter for the last 20 years.
He had to his credit several interviews of heads of state and government and ministers, who visited the Kingdom, many of whom were from Pakistan.
He started his career from the Films and Publications Department of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
Later, he joined daily Dawn, Karachi, and worked for some time with the Public Relations Department of Saudi Airlines. He then joined the Saudi Gazette, which he was serving till the end.
Source: Business Recorder