JournalismPakistan.com March 21, 2013
ISLAMABAD: Zakir Hussain Syed, renowned sports administrator, commentator and columnist died Thursday evening. He was 73.
According to reports he suffered a heart attack while out for a walk in the Fatima Jinnah Park. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he died. His funeral prayers will be held at the Imambargah in G-6/2 on Friday at 9:00am, his relatives said. The body will then be taken to Sialkot for burial in his ancestral village.
Zakir was the first Pakistan chief executive of the Pakistan Sports Board and was credited for producing the best results in Asian Games in the history of the board.
He was one of the key figures behind the successful organization of the SAF Games in Islamabad in 1989. In 1996, he was made the organizing secretary of Women Sports Board.
Zakir was also the secretary and development manager Asia of the Asian Cricket Council.
An internationally recognized commentator, his love for sports, especially hockey was such that he hardly ever missed a major event. He regularly wrote columns in leading newspapers.
In 2003 he was awarded the President’s Award for Pride of Performance.
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