IANS Islamabad correspondent Muhammad Najeeb dead

January 22nd, 2009 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS  

Islamabad, Jan 22 (IANS) Muhammad Najeeb, senior journalist and the IANS correspondent in Pakistan for over a decade, died of sudden a heart attack here Thursday. He was 41.Najeeb had a heart attack in the afternoon while working in his office, his colleagues said. He was rushed to a nearby hospital but died on the way.

Najeeb is survived by his wife and three sons, aged 12, 10 and 5.

Najeeb graduated from Bahawalpur’s Sadiq College and started his journalistic career in one of Pakistan’s leading English dailies, The News. He has been editor of Pakistan’s independent news agency News Network International (NNI).

Currently, apart from reporting for IANS, he was heading a media company called MediaServe and was also working with Inter-Media as a project manager, where he trained journalists. He also contributed to the BBC.

He will be buried in Islamabad Friday morning.

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