Veteran journalist Idrees Bakhtiar, 75, passes away

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Veteran journalist Idrees Bakhtiar,75, on Wednesday passed at National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD).

He was admitted to the facility a few days earlier in connection with a heart problem.

Bakhtiar was awarded the Pride of Performance Award (Tamgha-i-Husn-i-Karkardagi) by the Government of Pakistan two years ago.

Apart from Herald, where he served as the chief reporter, he also worked for The Star, BBC and Geo television network.