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Famous director, broadcaster Agha Nasir dies in Islamabad

Director, broadcaster Agha Nasir dies

ISLAMABAD, 12 JULY (DNA) – Famous director and broadcaster Agha Nasir died here in Islamabad on Tuesday. His Namaz-e- Janaza was held in Islamabad after Namaz-e-Asr.

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif expressed deep grief and sorrow over the death of renowned broadcaster Agha Nasir. “Pakistan has lost a great asset. His contribution in the field of arts, culture and especially in establishing Pakistan Television would be remembered for all times to come,” the Prime Minister said in his condolence message.

The Prime Minister prayed for the eternal peace for the departed soul and commiserated with the bereaved family. Agha Nasir was one of the Pakistan’s legend and one of the oldest directors and had been associated with the Pakistan television for long time.

He was born on 9th February 1937 in Mumbai, India. He started off as a broadcaster for the Pakistan Radio in 1955, and by the time television came to Pakistan in 1964, he had already made known for himself as a radio writer, broadcaster and producer.

Agha Nasir has directed different Pakistani movies, and has worked with Pakistani stars including Waheed Murad and Talat Iqbal. Apart from direction, he was also a much admired writer. His cultural pieces were very prominent, and he also used to write poetry.

Agha Nasir also contributed in the design of the logo of PTV. He also produced drama serials, such as Girah and Pani Peh Naam. One of his directions, Taleem-e-Balighan, is considered as the one of the best stage dramas ever to have aired on PTV. He also received President Pride of Performance Award. DNA


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