Renowned scholar, broadcaster Agha Nasir passes away

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ISLAMABAD, July 12 (APP): Former Managing Director Pakistan Television (PTV), renowned scholar and broadcaster Agha Nasir passed away in Islamabad on Tuesday.

His funeral prayers will be offered after Asar prayers in
federal capital. His funeral prayer will be held at H-9 graveyard on 5 pm today (Tuesday).

Chairman Pakistan Academy of Letters Prof. Dr. Muhammad Qasim Bughio told APP that Agha Nasir started his carer as a broadcaster in Radio Pakistan 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.

He said that Agha Nasir has directed different movies and has worked with film 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.

Agha 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.