PFUJ condoles death of M A Zuberi
ISLAMABAD, Dec 13: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has expressed deep grief and sorrow over the sad demise of one of the founders of the PFUJ and senior-most journalist of the country, M A Zuberi, who was Editor-in-Chief of the country’s leading financial daily, the Business Recorder and patron-in-chief of Aaj TV, and was also founder of the Karachi Press Club (KPC).
In a condolence massage, PFUJ President Pervaiz Shaukat, and Secretary-General Shamsul Islam Naz, prayed to Almighty Allah to shower his countless blessings upon the departed soul and grant courage and fortitude to the members of the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss.
Paying rich tributes to the contribution and services of deceased M A Zuberi for promotion of media, they said that he entered the field of journalism under the command of Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah in Dawn, which was then being edited by the top journalist of the sub-continent, Altaf Husain.
He reached Karachi on Aug 9, five days before independence, personally carrying on board a plane Dawn's Independence Day supplement printed in Delhi since Delhi staff had no idea of printing facilities available in Karachi.
He was the paper's specialist writer on economic and financial subjects in early years of Karachi Dawn. He was famous for his abilities as an economic analyst and commentator.
He was saddened by the death of a number of colleagues, Qazi Abrar Siddiqui, Zamiruddin Ahmed, Ghulam Ahmed, Z S Daver, Zamir Niazi, Abdul Hamid Zubairi, Ahmad Ali Khan, and M Abul Akhyar.
Late Zubairi was also among the founders PFUJ which was formed on Aug 2, 1950.
In 1995, KUJ honoured him along with late M A Shakoor, late Ahmed Ali Khan, late Mr Hamid Zuberi, late Mr Ishtiaq Azhar and other founders of the PFUJ along with 100 other journalists who completed 25 years as KUJ members.
The PFUJ leaders said that his services and contribution for journalism, freedom of speech, press and PFUJ would be longer remembered.
Shamsul Islam Naz
PAKISTAN FEDERAL UNION OF JOURNALISTS
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