March 25, 2019
KARACHI – Jamil Akhtar, a former news editor at Dawn, passed away on Sunday. He was 79.
Dawn reported on Monday that he was admitted to Ziauddin Hospital on March 14 for a chest problem.
He leaves behind a widow and two sons.
Akhtar’s association with journalism lasted almost 50 years during which he worked for several news organizations in former East Pakistan, China, and the UAE.
He began his career in Dhaka with the Morning News. Later he worked for a radio network in China, and then Khaleej Times, before joining Dawn as its news editor in 2004. He retired in 2016.
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