APNS shocked over Ilyas Shakir's demise.
KARACHI -- Hameed Haroon, President and Sarmad Ali, Secretary General, APNS on behalf of the office-bearers and members of the society have expressed profound grief over the sad demise of Ilyas Shakir, a veteran journalist, member, APNS Executive Committee and Chief Editor of Daily Qaumi Akhbar and Daily Riasat, Karachi. The APNS office-bearers expressed that with the demise of Ilyas Shakir, the newspaper industry has lost a staunch and veteran journalist who served the industry till his last breath. He was a consistent fighter for press freedom and the interest of newspapers in the country. The APNS office-bearers expressed their condolence and prayed that Almighty Allah may rest the departed soul in eternal peace and give patience to the bereaved colleagues and family to bear this irreparable loss.