Veteran journalist Muhammad Ziauddin passes away in Islamabad

Veteran journalist Muhammad Ziauddin passes away in Islamabad

Islamabad (Web Desk): Senior journalist Muhammad Ziauddin passed away in Islamabad on Monday at the age of 83.

In his more than 60 years' long career, M Ziauddig had worked extensively for almost all major newspapers of Pakistan including The Muslim, Dawn, The News, and The Express Tribune.

Born in 1938 in the Indian city of Madras, Ziauddin along with his family migrated to East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) in 1952. He shifted to Pakistan in 1960 and remained here for the rest of his life.

Following the end of his splendid career, he continued writing mostly freelance for noted publications.

Among his other experience in the field, Ziauddin served as the assistant secretary general for the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists and as the president of the South Asia Free Media Association from 2002 to 2006.

Following the news of his demise, several people including journalists, politicians and activists expressed their condolences and paid tribute to Ziauddin on Twitter.