Veteran journalist, President Geo-Jang Imran Aslam bid adieus
Karachi: President of Geo and Jang Group Imran Aslam passed away at age of 70, Geo News reported. Aslam, who was giant of journalism was unwell for some time and undergoing treatment at local hospital. He was born in Madras India in 1952. He studied in London in 70s and had great career in journalism.
Geo News, Geo Entertainment and Geo Super were launched under his leadership. He was also founding member of English-language newspaper The News.
Journalist was also chief news editor and senior editor of The News. He also had career in script writing and wrote over 60 dramas that were displayed on stage and television.
Riaz Aslam, brother of journalist said their sister and Aslam’s son will arrive from London. Imran Aslam’s son Taimur said his father’s funeral prayers will be offered at 4pm on Saturday at his residence and burial will take place at graveyard in DHA, Phase 8. Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif expressed deep grief over death of President of Jang and Geo group Imran Aslam. In a statement, he said Imran Aslam had an eminent place in journalistic community. He said Imran Aslam’s services for development of media will always be remembered.
President Dr Arif Alvi also offered his condolences on Aslam’s demise. In a statement issued on Twitter, President Alvi said, “I offer condolence on death of dear friend and an outstanding journalist Mr Imran Aslam. A thorough gentleman and a person who had deep understanding of issues.” “May his soul rest in peace and may Allah provide strength to family and friends to bear this loss,” he added.
Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah also expressed his condolences over Aslam’s demise. “Imran Aslam’s services in journalism and literature will always be remembered,” said Sindh CM.
JUI-F Chief Fazlur Rehman also expressed sadness over Aslam’s death. “I am deeply saddened by death of President of Geo and Jang Group,” said Fazl, adding that his journalistic services will be remembered.”
Published in The Daily National Courier, December, 03 2022