JournalismPakistan.com November 14, 2012
LAHORE: Noted journalist, writer and dramatist Asghar Butt died Tuesday (November 13) in Lahore following a short illness, The Nation reported Wednesday. He was 91.
Asghar started his career as an assistant director at Radio Pakistan in 1950 and later served as director of its Karachi station. He was also associated with The Nation where he worked as a deputy editor (editorial).
He wrote essays for The Pakistan Times, and later became its editor. He was also a renowned playwright.
He has left behind a widow and two sons. He was the brother-in-law of editor-in-chief The Nation, Majid Nizami and former federal minister Sartaj Aziz.
Asghar was buried at the Miani Sahib Graveyard in Lahore. A large number of people attended his funeral.
Photo courtesy: The Nation
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