Mureeb Mohmand, The Express Tribune's correspondent for tribal districts, passed away on Tuesday after brief illness. He was 48.
Mohmand was admitted to Peshawar’s Lady Reading Hospital where, according to medics, he suffered a heart attack during a surgery.
He is survived by his wife, four sons, and one daughter.
Mohmand had been with the Express Media Group for over 10 years. And during his long association with the group, he had contributed to The Express Tribune, Express News and Daily Express.
He belonged to Haleemzai sub-clan of the Mohmand tribe. He had initial schooling in Shabqadar tehsil of Charsadda district and then graduated from Islamia College before completing his master’s degree from Peshawar University. He was a student of MPhil (History).
Mureeb was a brave and dauntless reporter who had reported from the erstwhile tribal areas during the Taliban militancy and subsequent military operations. He was awarded for his work.
His funeral was offered at Charsadda Ada Qabristan after Zuhr prayers. Mureeb’s colleagues remember him for his soft-spoken nature and commitment to journalism.
Unbelievable, I am shocked. Mureeb was not just a colleague, fellow journalist but a friend and fellow tribesmen as well. May Allah ease the pain of his family. https://t.co/8qJM18fxpS— Iftikhar Firdous (@IftikharFirdous) November 12, 2019
Woke up with such a terrible and tragic news of lossing my former colleague and a good friend Mureeb Mohmand(@mureebmohmand) at @etribune. He was such a wonderful and jolly man and a committed journalist. His funeral will be offered 2pm in Charsadda Ada Qabristan. pic.twitter.com/CqXjLS7KVn— Izharullah (@Izhar2u) November 12, 2019
This is devastating news. Mureeb sb was the sweetest and funniest. I'll never forget his hospitality during my frequent trips to Peshawar when I was at @etribune. He was also an incredibly committed journalist without whom journalism is poorer. Rest in peace, sir. https://t.co/s9mgUlfDip— Ali Haider Habib (@haiderhabib) November 12, 2019
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