Senior journalist Shabbar Aazmi passes away in Karachi
KARACHI: Shabbar Aazmi, senior journalist and former president and general secretary of Karachi Union of Journalists, passed away here on Monday evening after a prolonged illness. He was in his 70s.
Mr Aazmi, who worked for Daily Masawat and Daily Amn, was a fearless fighter for the cause of press freedom. He was a popular figure among the progressive fraternity of journalists. Being an active member of the group of journalists, he vigorously took part in the struggle for press freedom and faced imprisonment in 1977-78.
Late journalist Ahfaz-ur-Rehman while recording the history of the journalist movement in his book had paid rich tribute to him for his commitment to the cause and the heroic role he played at various stages of the press freedom movement. Mr Aazmi was a former Urdu College student who later graduated from Urdu Department of Karachi University.