Aslam Azhar, founder of Pakistan Television (PTV), died on Tuesday evening at his home,at the age of 83, family sources told.
He will be buried at the capital’s H-11 graveyard today (Wednesday) after Zohr prayers. He had undergone prostate surgery last month and was stable. On Tuesday he got choked and died at home.
He was born in Lahore in September 1932 at a home of a government servant in the British India.
He worked as a freelancer, making documentaries for the Department of Films and Publications.
Azhar leaves behind his wife, Nasreen Azhar, a human rights activist, two sons and a daughter to mourn his death.