Leading Journalist and Columnist Zafar Alam Sarwar, well known as “Hakeem Jee,” Passes Away in Canada
ISLAMABAD: Prominent journalist and columnist Zafar Alam Sarwar alias ‘Hakeem Jee’ passed away in Canada.
Zafar Alam Sarwar was elder brother of late Akbar Alam, News Editor of ‘Imroze’, ‘Pakistan’ and ‘Jang’ and was uncle of Talib Faridi, a Senior Reporter at Express News. His buried in Canada as his sons are settled there.
Zafar Alam Sarwar was jailed and fired from his job for raising his voice for Press freedom during Zia ul Haq’s martial law. He was associated with ‘Pakistan Times’, ‘Dawn’ and ‘Frontier Post’.
He continued writing articles for the Opinion pages of daily ‘The News’ and ‘The Financial Daily International’.
He broke many national and international news and also interviewed a host of top politicians including former prime ministers Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Muhammad Khan Junejo, Zafarullah Khan Jamali besides interviewing Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti and many other political leaders.
A condolence meeting of the staff of ‘The Financial Daily International’ was held at its headquarters in Karachi Thursday which was presided over by the Executive Editor Manzar Naqvi.
During the meeting, the staff recognized his services in the field of journalism, particularly for his articles published in the newspaper from time to time.
A condolence resolution was also passed by the participants of the meeting paying homage to the departed soul for his meritorious service for the newspaper industry. The resolution also prayed for the departed soul to rest in eternal peace and give courage to the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss with fortitude.