Islamabad—Preston University in collaboration with Archaeological and Historical Association of Pakistan (AHAP) organized a Condolence Reference on Tuesday in memory of late Agha Nasir. Eminent media personalities, educationists, intellectuals and faculty and staff of Preston University attended the event. Dr. Abdul Basit, Chancellor Preston University and other distinguished personalities spoke on the occasion and shed light on the life and achievements of the ingenious media icon Agha Nasir.
Dr. Abdul Basit, Chancellor Preston University said it is an undeniable fact that in our society pompous and show becomes the cornerstone of the lives of those who rise to fame. But it was certainly different with director, writer, producer of international eminence late Agha Nasir.
Agha Nasir never allowed his indisputable fame, as a media icon, overshadow his inner self which unambiguously was pure down to the core. He said Agha Nasir has had a highly successful association with Pakistan’s media since the inception of the country. Agha Nasir, who was the founder of Pakistan Television (PTV) was a thorough gentleman. He had a very amiable personality, and in spite of being at the helm of Pakistan’s two eminent Broadcast Media-Pakistan Television (PTV) and Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) he never demonstrated arrogance in his dealing with people belonging to any stratum of life. Dr. Basit said, in a nutshell Agha Nasir was a rare breed of a human being. People like him are uncommon in our society. His demise has created a vacuum that would take a long time to fill, Dr. Basit asserted.
Those who spoke on the occasion and shed light on the life and achievements of the media icon Agha Nasir were Dr. Ghazanfar Mehdi, Chairman AHAP, Prof. Dr. Riaz Ahmed, Huma Khawar, daughter of Agha Nasir, Faiza Bilal, daughter-in-law of Agha Nasir, Haya Khawar, granddaughter of Agha Nasir, eminent journalist Ashraf Ansari, Dr. Pervez Ahsan Khan, Mr. Shakeel H. Ansari and Ms.Saima Batool of Rotary Club of Islamabad Cosmopolitan.