Pakistani-Canadian journalist Tarek Fatah passed away

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Pakistani-Canadian journalist Tarek Fatah passed away

On 24 April, Pakistani-Canadian journalist Tarek Fatah died of cancer at the age of 73.

An Overview of the News

  • Fatah was born in 1949, shortly after Pakistan's independence, and described himself as "Midnight's Child".

  • He was known for his criticisms of Islamic extremism and the Pakistani establishment, and was also a supporter of gay rights.

About Tarek Fatah's Career:

  • Tarek Fatah began his career in journalism in Pakistan in 1970 as a reporter for the Karachi Sun. He later worked as an investigative reporter for Pakistan Television.

  • In 1977, Fatah was accused of treason by the Zia-ul-Haq government, which forced him to flee to Saudi Arabia. He later settled in Canada in 1987.

  • Fatah began his broadcasting career in Canada as a broadcaster for Toronto radio station CFRB Newstalk 1010. He then worked for several other media organisations across Canada.

  • Fatih has won several awards for his work, including the Donner Prize, the Helen and Stan Vine Canadian Book Award.

Tarek Fatah wrote two books -

  • Which deals with issues related to Islam and its relationship with other religions.

  • The first book, "Chasing a Mirage", is critical of modern Islam and analyses the ways in which political and social factors have influenced its development.

  • The second book, "The Jew Is Not My Enemy," explores the history of relations between the Muslim and Jewish communities.

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