March 20, 2020
Published 18 days ago
LANDIKOTAL—Senior journalist Sailab Mehsud, 70, who founded the Tribal Journalists Association (TUJ) passed away on Thursday following a prolonged illness.
The News reported on Friday that the veteran journalist, whose real name was Rifatullah, died at a private hospital in Islamabad. He remained hospitalized for about five months.
Mehsud worked for several national and international media outlets, including Reuters, Al Jazeera, Mashal Radio, Dawn and Jang as correspondent for his native South Waziristan for the last four decades.
He was also a columnist and writer, and the chief editor of Karwan-e-Qabail, a weekly newspaper in the tribal districts for several years.
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