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Veteran journalist Talat Aslam aged 67 passes away

Condolences on his death poured in on social media. Climate Change Minister Sherry Rehman shared the news of his death and expressed her grief. "He was the kindest, funniest, wittiest, warmest soul in the whole world. His life was never easy, but he always bore all with a smile. May u be smiling now Tito."

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Veteran journalist Talat Aslam passed away on Wednesday 25th March. The journalist was aged 67. Aslam had worked with several media organizations and was associated with The News.

Condolences on his death poured in on social media. Climate Change Minister Sherry Rehman shared the news of his death and expressed her grief. “He was the kindest, funniest, wittiest, warmest soul in the whole world. His life was never easy, but he always bore all with a smile. May u be smiling now Tito.”

“Our journey mingled at the Herald, where he was anchor even though I was his boss. But he made us all his family, right to the end, wherever we were in life,” she added.

Hamza Shehbaz also expressed his condolence. Shehbaz paid tribute to the services of Talat Aslam. “Talat Aslam’s death is an irreparable loss to journalism and the void created by his sad demise can never be filled,” the chief minister said.

Hamid Mir also expressed his grief and condolence. “Sad news. May Allah rests the soul of Talat Aslam in peace,” he tweeted.

The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan also expressed grief. “HRCP is deeply saddened to hear that senior journalist Talat Aslam @titojourno has passed away. He will be remembered for his wit and warmth, and mentoring scores of young journalists. Our deepest condolences to his family, friends, and @thenews_intl colleagues,” said HRCP in a tweet.

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“Sad to know about the passing away of Talat Aslam sb @titojourno. He was a fine journalist & editor, known for his wit & kindness. May the departed soul rest in eternal peace. My heartfelt condolences to his family,” said journalist Amir Zia.

Journalist Rupert Stone also expressed condolence. Stone said: “Shocked to learn that Pakistani journalist Talat Aslam, who was tweeting on here earlier today, has left us. Life is fleeting! RIP!,”