February 06, 2018
KARACHI - Veteran journalist Siddique Baloch who remained associated with Dawn for nearly three decades, passed away in Karachi on Tuesday. He was 78.
Born in Karachi in 1940, he began his career with Dawn in the 60s where he worked in various capacities.
In 1990, he launched The Balochistan Express, and later in 2002 started Urdu daily Azadi.
Baloch was an active member of the Karachi Press Club and Karachi Union of Journalists, and also President of Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) for two terms.
He did his Master of Arts from Karachi University where he was active in student politics and was elected president of student's union of S. M. College.
According to Dawn, Baloch was diagnosed with cancer four years ago and he underwent treatment in China and India but could not be fully cured. He needed to go to India again for replacing of a stent in his liver about 18 months ago but was not granted a visa. In the days and months that followed his condition began to deteriorate.
Pakistan Observer, December 17, 2016