Islamabad February 13, 2016: Former President Asif Ali Zardari has expressed profound grief over the passing away of eminent journalist
Raja Asghar Saturday morning and also paid him glowing tributes for his services in the field of journalism..
In a condolence message the former President said that Raja Asghar will be remembered not only for his professional competence but also
for upholding journalistic values and ethics passionately and with conviction.
Humble and humane by nature Raja Asghar shunned personal glorification and never flaunted his competence or scruples to throw his weight around or offend anyone, he said.
Raja Asghar upheld pristine journalist values at a time when intimidation and inducements has made it so difficult to uphold those values.
Journalists like Raja Asghar are true role models for the new breed of journalists who can learn so much and draw inspiration from their example, he said.
The passing away of Raja Asghar is a sad occasion not only for his family, friends and well wishers but also for the journalism in Pakistan.
The former President also prayed for eternal rest to the soul of Raja Asghar and patience to the members of bereaved family.