LAHORE: Renowned poet, journalist and intellectual Dr Ajmal Niazi passed away in Lahore in the wee hours of Monday. He was 74.
Dr Ajmal Niaz was also the chairman of Umme Nusrat Foundation. He breathed his last at 2:00 am during the night between Sunday and Monday.
Born in the Musakhel area of Mianwali, Dr Ajmal Niazi had also been awarded Sitara-i-Imtiaz by the Government of Pakistan.
His funeral will be held in Lahore on Monday (today).
Fans and members of the journalist fraternity and politicians have expressed condolences over the death of Dr Ajmal Niazi.