Javed Iqbal condoles death of veteran journalist Siddiq Baloch


Islamabad:(Parliament Times) Chief Editor Daily Parliament Times Javed Iqbal on Wednesday expressed deep shock and sorrow over the sad demise of veteran journalist Siddiq Baloch passed away early Tuesday morning in Karachi, while fighting pancreatic cancer for many years.
Expressing solidarity with the bereaved family Iqbal said that deceased was a humble, well read and ace journalist. He said that the prolific writer made a meaningful contribution to the betterment of society. Extending his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family Iqbal prayed Allah almighty to rest the departed soul and give fortitude to his family.
Siddiq, 78, was a renowned journalist, senior political economist and democrat. He was the chief editor of Daily Azadi Quetta, an Urdu newspaper started by him in 2002 and Balochistan Express, an English newspaper. Acclaimed columnist and writer Siddiq was an authority on Balochistan’s social, political and economic matters. In 2002, he authored a book, ‘A critical comment on political economy of Balochistan’. He was conferred the Tamgha-i-Imtiaz in 2015.


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