Anchorperson Mishal Bukhari passes away at 38

The broadcast journalist had been battling cancer for two years


News Desk January 04, 2023
Mishal Bukhari. PHOTO: Twitter/@Shiffa_ZY

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.

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“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.

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.

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.

"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.

Describing her as a "civilised, polite, courteous and well-mannered lady", Hameed said she "earned respect by respecting others".

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