May 25, 2022
ISLAMABAD—Talat Aslam, a senior editor of The News and a respected name in Pakistani journalism, passed away on Wednesday. He was 67.
He worked with several leading newspapers and magazines in his journalistic career, including The News and Herald.
As soon as The News announced the death of Talat Aslam, condolences started to pour in.
Minister for Climate Change Sherry Rehman, who worked with Talat at Herald, was shocked. In her tweet, she said: "Feels like heart ðŸ’”will burst with grief upon hearing that old friend, veteran journalist @titojourno just passed away. He was the kindest, funniest, wittiest, warmest soul in the whole world. His life was never easy, but he always bore all with a smile. May u be smiling now Tito."
The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan also sent its condolences. "HRCP is deeply saddened to hear that senior journalist Talat Aslam @titojourn has passed away. He will be remembered for his wit and warmth, and for mentoring scores of young journalists. Our deepest condolences to his family, friends and @thenews_intl colleagues."
Zebunnisa Burki, Editor Op-Ed of The News, remembered working with Talat. "Tito's balcony and The Fourth Floor room. Anchor & my Karachi home. That was Tito. He didn't say it but you saw the love. Was never just boss; so much more than that. No one should lose two homes within a year. I love you @titojourno. Hope wherever you are there's really good food."
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