Senior journalist Fakharuddin Syed dies of coronavirus
CM announces Rs1 million financial assistance for family: Ajmal
PESHAWAR: Senior journalist Fakharuddin Syed died here in the early hours of Thursday morning due to coronavirus infection, leaving behind his family members and colleagues from media industry in a state of extreme shock and grief.
His funeral was offered Thursday at 11am and was laid to rest in his ancestral graveyard.
Fakharuddin was associated with 92 TV Channel.
He became infected around 10 days earlier during Ramzan while performing duty which mainly focused on coverage of coronavirus pandemic.
After diagnosis of disease and observing breathing problem, Fakhar was shifted to Hayatabad Medical Complex and kept at an isolation ward.
Doctors was making arrangement for treatment of ailing Fakhar through plasma therapy but his condition kept on deteriorating.
The previous night, he was shifted to Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the hospital, but he breathed his lost on Thursday morning.
Condolence messages are pouring in on whatsapp groups and social media by newsmen of Peshawar expressing their heartfelt grief and sorrow over losing a good journalist and a very humble friend.
According to the advisor, Chief Minister Mehmood Khan has announced Rs 1 million financial assistance for Fakhar’s family and the information department has been directed to pay the amount to the deceased journalist’s family as soon as possible adding that late Fakhruddin Syed’s family should not feel alone in this hour of grief as the provincial government stood by the late journalist’s family members.
In a condolence message issued here, Ajmal Wazir observed that `Fakhar fell victim while fulfilling his duty of front line worker in fight against prevailing pandemic’. – APP