KARACHI: Senior member of the Karachi Press Club and Editor of Jasarat newspaper Athar Ali Hashmi has passed away at 74 in Karachi.
His funeral prayer will be offered after Zuhr prayer at Shehbaz Masjid in Gulistan e Johar, Block 12. He was not feeling well for quite some time. He was suffering from cardiac and other diseases.
He spent 44 years of his life working as a journalist. He had good command on different languages including Urdu, Farsi, Sanskirit and Hindi.
Athar Hashmi was founding members of Jeddah based first Urdu newspaper, ‘Urdu News’. He is survived by three sons and a wife.