PO staffer Salahuddin Haider dies

Observer Report

Senior journalist and Pakistan Observer senior reporter and columnist Salahuddin Haider passed away here on Wednesday.

Family sources said that Salahuddin Haider was going through various health issues for the last few years and he breathed his last on Wednesday morning.

Leaders of rulings and opposition parties expressing deep grief and sorrow over the sad demise of former information advisor and prayed for departed soul to rest in eternal peace and courage for the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss with equanimity.

Salahuddin Haider served in different media outlets for 40 years and also served as minister for information in Sindh from 2002- to 2007. He was also the contributor for British and Saudi Arabia newspapers.

Former Secretary General Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists Amin Yousaf, in his Facebook post, paid tributes to the late journalist. Editor-in-Chief of Pakistan Observer Faisal Zahid Malik informed that “He was regular writer for Pakistan Observer and worked as a Diplomatic Editor in Karachi.”

He traveled to different parts of the world for covering various international events. He also covered several international sports events, including cricket and hockey world cups, Asian Games, and Olympics.

Meanwhile, the APNS has expressed profound grief on the sad demise of Salahuddin Haider.

Sarmad Ali President and Ms Nazafreen Saigol Lakhani, Secretary General All Pakistan Newspapers Society, in a press statement have acknowledged the services of Mr Haider for the newspaper industry during his tenure as Sindh Information Minister.

The APNS office-bearers offered their condolences to the bereaved family and prayed that Allah may rest the departed soul in eternal peace and give patience to his family and friends to bear the loss.

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