WAJID Shamsul Hasan, former high commissioner of Pakistan to the UK and also a prominent reporter, who died in London on Tuesday morning after several weeks of illness, was perhaps among the last of the now-vanishing breed of fearless and also bold journalists. After his forty years of association with the media, he breathed his last at Royal Free Hospice. He was a guy of all-natural elegance and heat. He was plain, but filled with infinite humour and one who also brought informality to diplomacy. Equally widely known as well as a prominent number both on the planets of national politics and also journalism, his heritage will long be kept in mind
Birthed in an illustrious family members of North India in 1941, Mr Hasan grew in highly billed political environments where his father Shamsul Hasan was a crucial figure in the All-India Muslim League as well as a close confidant of Quaid-i-Azam. His household’s close organization with as well as appreciation for the Quaid filteringed system to Wajid Shamsul Hasan, and his writings constantly upheld the suitables of the papa of the nation.
After appearing from university, he with his strong political roots as well as training plunged into journalism in the sixties by signing up with the largest media chain of Pakistan where he rose to the position of the editor of the nation’s biggest evening paper at an extremely young age. His bold and also fearless method as well as deep political acumen allowed Daily News to eclipse rival newspapers. His stewardship as an editor allowed Daily News to emerge as one of the leading night documents of the nation recognized for its juicy and also astonishing headings. A design which was usually not easily digested by numerous, however was popular among the readers.
Similarly popular worldwides of national politics & journalism, Wajid Shamsul Hasan’s legacy will long be remembered.
As a part of his editorial team, I am personally witness to just how as an editor Mr Hasan was brave that offered many sleepless evenings to the proprietors of his paper by stepping on the landmines of the establishment. His instantly composed editorials were typically extremely hard-hitting.
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Appreciating close relationship with political leaders of the nation, Mr Hasan additionally earned a great deal of trust fund of former prime minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, whom he adored as a charismatic figure as well as a role model for any kind of creating country’s leader. As an essential part of the prime minister’s delegation in the Bhutto age, he was among minority reporters that accompanied him to Shimla.
The partnership between Mr Hasan as well as the Bhutto clan steered the reporter to represent a political advisor as well as a confidant of the Bhutto family. His memoirs just recently came out in Urdu in which he narrated his affiliation with the Bhuttos and his unwavering dedication to democratic and liberal values.
Coming to power in the nineties, Benazir Bhutto first designated him as chairman of the National Press Depend on and later on as high commissioner in London where he served once again in 2008. He played a critical role in preparing the renowned Charter of Freedom which was authorized between the Pakistan Peoples Event and the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz in 2007. His association with Benazir Bhutto and also affiliation with her event landed him in days of hardship and also long and lawful experiences with police after her federal government finished. However he stayed undeterred.
The passing away of such a person symbolizes completion of an era. For me, it’s completion of a devoted and also relied on buddy, as well as a terrific mentor, that will certainly always remain very special to me.