Noted Sindhi Journalist Zulif Pirzado Passes Away At 60

He spent 35 years of his life writing in Sindhi media. His colleagues and peers say his works will be preserved in the form of a book

Noted Sindhi Journalist Zulif Pirzado Passes Away At 60

Prominent journalist Imam Bux, popularly known as Zulif Pirzado, passed away on Sunday. He was 60. 

His family confirmed that the journalist suffered cardiac arrest at his residence in Karachi, which proved fatal. Pirzado's body was shifted to his native city, Larkana, for burial.

Pirzado had been affiliated with several Sindhi dailies during his career. For the past two decades, he was affiliated with the famous Sindhi language newspaper, Daily Awami Awaz

Before his affiliation with Daily Awami Awaz, he had worked with several Sindhi dailies and weekly magazines that included Daily Pukkar, Daily Sindh and Daily Khabron.
In his columns and feature stories, Pirzado used his vast knowledge of the country's social and political affairs to discuss important issues.

His colleagues in Sindhi media expressed their deep grief over the demise of the eminent journalist who had dedicated 35 precious years of his life to this profession.

Noted columnist Jami Chandio said that Pirzado was not just a dynamic journalist but a social activist. He had faced arrests during the Movement to Restore Democracy (MRD). 

Javed Maher said that just hours before his death, he had posted a famous Sindhi song by Jiji Zareena Baloch which spoke of the hereafter. 

"He modernised print journalism in Sindh," Maher added. 

Dr Samina Waheed Shoukat Sommro and AB Arisar believed his work should be collected and given the shape of a book.

The author is a practicing lawyer and freelance journalist. His areas of interest are cultural diversity and socio-political issues of Sindh.