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Veteran Journalist Idrees Bakhtiar Passes Away

KARACHI: Senior journalist Idrees Bakhtiar passed away in Karachi after suffering a cardiac arrest. He was 75.

Idrees Bakhtiar was admitted at National Institute of Cardio Vascular Disease (NICVD) a few days back. He underwent angioplasty and was put on ventilator after it.

Bakhtiar was awarded the Pride of Performance Award by the Government of Pakistan two years ago

The veteran journalist had worked with various national and international media organisations, including, BBC, Jang, Herald, Jasarat, Pakistan Press International (PPI), Arab News and others.

His funeral prayers will be offered after Fajr at Waseem Bagh mosque in Gulshan-e-Iqbal Block 13-D on Thursday. He will be laid to rest at Yaseenabad graveyard.