Broadcaster Agha Nasir passes away

Famous television director and broadcaster Agha Nasir died here in Islamabad on Tuesday. He was 89.

His Namaz-e- Janaza would be held in Islamabad after Namaz-e-Asr today.

Agha Nasir was one of the Pakistan’s legends and one of the oldest directors and had been associated with the Pakistan television for a long time.

He was born on 9th February 1937 in Mumbai, India.

He started off as a broadcaster for the Pakistan Radio in 1955, and by the time television came to Pakistan in 1964, he had already made known for himself as a radio writer, broadcaster and producer.

Agha Nasir has directed different Pakistani movies and has worked with Pakistani stars including Waheed Murad and Talat Iqbal.

Apart from direction, he was also a much-admired writer.

His cultural pieces were very prominent, and he also used to write poetry.

Agha Nasir also contributed in the design of the logo of PTV. Agha also produced drama serials, such as Girah and Pani Peh Naam.

One of his directions, Taleem-e-Balighan, is considered as one of the best stage dramas ever to have aired on PTV. He also received President Pride of Performance Award.

PM grieved over Agha Nasir’s death

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has expressed deep grief and sorrow over the death of renowned broadcaster Agha Nasir.

“Pakistan has lost a great asset. His contribution in the field of arts, culture and especially in establishing Pakistan Television would be remembered for all times to come,” the Prime Minister said in his condolence message.

The Prime Minister prayed for the eternal peace for the departed soul and commiserated with the bereaved family.

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