Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed his sorrow after learning about the death of senior Journalist Arif Nizami. The veteran journalist was under treatment at a hospital in Lahore for the last two weeks after he had suffered a heart attack.

“Saddened to learn of the passing of veteran journalist, editor, and political commentator Arif Nizami. My condolences and prayers go to his family.”

Arif Nizami had, in 2013, served as the former caretaker minister for information and broadcasting, and had also worked for The Nation before launching his own newspaper Pakistan Today.

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Politicians who had known Nizami tweeted their condolences.