Senior journalist Idrees Bakhtiar, 74, passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest in Karachi on Wednesday at the Karachi hospital where he was admitted after he suffered a cardiac arrest.
He had been affiliated with the BBC, Herald and Geo News among several other publications.
His funeral prayers will be offered at Waseem Bagh in Gulshan Iqbal, Karachi after Fajr prayers on Thursday.
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb also expressed sorrow over the demise of Bakhtiar. “Idrees Bakhtiar was a credible reference to journalism in Pakistan. He earned a great name in national and international media through his remarkable services,” she said.