Politicians Pour In Condolences After Pakistan’s iconic Journalist IA Rehman Breathed His Last
Renowned journalist IA Rehman has breathed his last aged 90 after as he was suffering from diabetes and blood-pressure issues for a very long time, his family said.
Ibn Abdur Rehman, commonly known as IA Rehman was an iconic Pakistani human rights defender and journalist.
Born in September 1930, he was associated with the field of journalism for more than 65 years.
During his career, he had worked as the editor-in-chief of the Pakistan Times from 1988-1990.
He had also worked as the managing editor of Urdu daily Azad. Moreover, he spent the period of 1978–88 as the executive editor of weekly Viewpoint.
The famed journalist also published three books: Jinnah as a Parliamentarian (co-editor), Arts and Crafts of Pakistan, and Pakistan under Siege.
Till December 2016, Rehman worked as director of HRCP for two decades and was also the group’s secretary-general.
After the news of his demise broke out, several social media users, politicians and journalists poured in condolences and paid tribute to him.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi wrote, “Pakistan has lost a true icon today with the passing of I.A. Rehman. A staunch advocate and activist for Human Rights and an intellectual, I.A Rehman sahib leaves behind a rich legacy that speaks of tolerance, inclusion, equality and dignity.”
Pakistan has lost a true icon today with the passing of I.A. Rehman. A staunch advocate and activist for Human Rights and an intellectual, I.A Rehman sahib leaves behind a rich legacy that speaks of tolerance, inclusion, equality and dignity.
— Shah Mahmood Qureshi (@SMQureshiPTI) April 12, 2021
“Deeply grieved to learn of I.A. Rehman Sahibs passing away. A lifetime spent in fighting for liberties and human rights. May his soul RIP,” tweeted Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood.
Deeply grieved to learn of I.A. Rehman Sahibs passing away. A lifetime spent in fighting for liberties and human rights. May his soul RIP
— Shafqat Mahmood (@Shafqat_Mahmood) April 12, 2021
Furthermore, PPP leader Sherry Rehman called the veteran journalist an “icon of integrity”.
Shocked and immeasurably saddened to hear of IA Rehman’s passing from Covid! He was an icon of integrity, standing steadfast for every single fundamental right,every single democratic value in the worst of times. Pakistan will not be the same without him. May be rest in peace. 🙏
— SenatorSherryRehman (@sherryrehman) April 12, 2021
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