Veteran journalist and senior editor of the English Daily The News International, Talat Aslam passed away on Wednesday at the age of 67.

In his final few tweets, he talked about ARY News channel being pushed back. He urged the government to not do what its predecessor did to the media.

Aslam was a veteran journalist with a career spanning many publications, including Herald and The News.

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Following the news of Aslam’s death, Prime Minister (PM) Shehbaz Sharif expressed deep sorrow over the death of senior journalist and paid tribute to him.

Climate Change Minister Sherry Rehman tweeted: “Burst with grief upon hearing that old friend, Aslam just passed away. He was the kindest, funniest, wittiest, warmest soul in the whole world.”

Several journalists also came forward to express their condolences.