Islamabad: Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Speaker and Mr. Murtaza Javed Abbasi, Deputy Speaker National Assembly of Pakistan have condoled the sad demise Akhtar Hayat, poet, author, thinker and senior journalist of City 42 Lahore.
In their separate condolence messages to the sons of Mr. Akhtar Hayat, the Speaker and Deputy Speaker offered their heartfelt condolence over the sad demise. While paying tributes to the services of Akhtar Hayat, they said he played a vital role for freedom of expression and strengthening of democracy in the country.
They said the journalist fraternity could not overcome this loss and his services will be remembered in years to come. They prayed to Almighty Allah to rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant the fortitude and patience to bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss with equanimity.