Mishal Bukhari, a talk show host at a private TV channel passed away on Tuesday night at age 38, confirmed her husband and journalist Ameer Abbas.
Bukhari had been battling cancer for the last two years.
“My wife, journalist Mishal Bukhari, a beautiful heart, an incomparable personality, an incredibly patient, unbelievably brave woman, left an unbearable shock after fighting cancer for two years,” announced Abbas in a heartfelt post on Twitter.
گزر تو جائے گی تیرے بغیر بھی لیکن— Ameer Abbas (@ameerabbas84) January 3, 2023
بڑی اُداس بڑی بے قرار گزرے گی
میری اہلیہ، صحافی مشعل بخاری، خوبصورت دل، بے مثل شخصیت، کمال صبر دکھانے والی، ناقابل یقین حد تک بہادر خاتون، دو سال تک کینسر سے کمال بہادری سے لڑتے لڑتے ناقابل برداشت صدمہ چھوڑ گئی۔
جنازہ کل 1 بجے جامعہ المنتظر لاہور
The funeral prayers are to be held at 1pm on Wednesday (today) at Jamia Al-Muntazar in Lahore.
Condolences have poured in from politicians and fellow journalists.
Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb expressed her grief over the sad demise of the senior anchorperson, reported APP.
The minister, in a condolence message, prayed to the Almighty to rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant courage to the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss with fortitude.
PTI leader Qasim Suri also prayed for the departed soul and the aggrieved family she left behind.
إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ— Qasim Khan Suri (@QasimKhanSuri) January 3, 2023
اللہ تعالیٰ ان کی مغفرت فرمائے، آپ کو اور باقی لواحقین کو صبرِ جمیل عطا فرمائے۔ آمین
Senior journalist Rauf Klasra and colleague of the late journalist also offered his condolences to her family as he remembered her as a “compassionate”, “young person full of life and passion”.
Fellow journalist Shiffa Yousafzai also tweeted about the sad news adding that she had met her at the funeral of Arshad Sharif, a senior journalist killed last year in Kenya. "Saw her physically weak but pretty good in spirits," she reminisced.
Terribly tragic news that Mishal Bukhari is no more. After a long and brave fight with cancer she left for her eternal journey. Met her at Arshad Sharif Shaheed’s home, saw her physically weak but pretty good in spirits. She was a wonderful person & a very experienced anchor💔 pic.twitter.com/vyXBjzwKH7— Shiffa Z. Yousafzai (@Shiffa_ZY) January 3, 2023
"She was a wonderful person and a very experienced anchor," she added.
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Journalist Awais Hameed expressed his disbelief about the shocking news as he offered his condolences.
Hard to believe that Mishal Bukhari is no more with us. She was an important member of the Express News launching team. A civilized, polite, courteous & well-mannered lady. She earned respect by respecting others. May her soul rest in eternal peace!#MishalBukhari #ExpressNews pic.twitter.com/QjeOSF0kkg— Awais Hameed (@awais_hameed) January 3, 2023
Describing her as a "civilised, polite, courteous and well-mannered lady", Hameed said she "earned respect by respecting others".
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