Radio Pakistan’s legendary Urdu newscaster Taskeen Zafar laid to rest in Rawalpindi

Legendary broadcaster and Radio Pakistan’s Urdu Newscaster Taskeen Zafar was laid to rest in Rawalpindi on Sunday.

Veteran politician Raja Zafar-ul-Haq, Director of News and Current Affairs Radio Pakistan Amanullah Sipra, controllers, and other serving and retired officers of the state broadcaster attended the funeral prayer of the legendary newscaster.

Besides, a large number of people belonging to the media industry, especially Radio Pakistan and Pakistan Television also joined the last rituals of the departed soul.

Floral wreaths were laid on the grave of late Taskeen Zafar on behalf of Minister for Information and Broadcasting Attaullah Tarar, Secretary Information and Broadcasting Shahera Shahid, Director General Radio Pakistan Saeed Ahmed Shaikh and Managing Director Pakistan Television.

Born in Rawalpindi in 1957, Taskeen Zafar’s broadcasting career spanned over four decades.

She joined Radio Pakistan as an announcer in 1980.

Taskeen Zafar also hosted programs at Radio Pakistan’s News and Curren
t Affairs Channel.

She also remained associated with Pakistan Television where she read news and hosted music programs.

In recognition of her meritorious services, Taskeen Zafar was presented Presidential Pride of Performance award last year.

Radio Pakistan and entire broadcasting fraternity mourn the loss of a legend.

Taskeen Zafar’s eloquent voice and unique style of reading news will always resonate in the minds and hearts of Radio listeners.

Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq has expressed deep sorrow and grief over the death of senior Radio and Television newscaster Taskeen Zafar.

In his condolence message, he termed the death of Taskeen Zafar as an irreparable loss to the radio and television industry.

Sardar Ayaz Sadiq prayed for high ranks of departed soul and expressed sympathies with bereaved families.

Deputy Speaker of National Assembly Syed Mir Ghulam Mustafa Shah also expressed grief over the death of senior radio newscaster Taskeen Zafar.

Source: Radio Pakistan