He was 85 and is survived by spouse, Rakhshanda Hasan, and two sons.
His funeral prayers will likely be provided after Isha at Sukh Chain Housing Society, Multan Street.
Dr Hasan, a professor of mass communication at Punjab College, was awarded Sitara-i-Imtiaz for his companies in journalism in 2012.
As a journalist, he served on the Pakistan Press Worldwide as a sub-editor and a reporter between 1961-67. He remained an elected office-bearer of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) throughout this era.
Nationwide and worldwide mass media retailers, together with Voice of America, BBC Information and Deutsche Welle, frequently sought his opinion on political developments in Pakistan. He contributed articles to all main newspapers of Pakistan.
Dr Hasan was among the many few media historians of Pakistan and made common appearances as a commentator and panelist on tv and radio programmes.
His instructing profession spanned 50 years, throughout which he additionally served because the dean of journalism and mass communication at Beaconhouse Nationwide College.
The late tutorial authored a number of books on historical past, journalism, mass communication and politics. His guide ‘The Political Historical past of Pakistan’ is a extensively used supply of reference by journalists and producers.
He additionally served as Human Rights Fee of Pakistan (HRCP) chairperson. In that capability and as a member of the HRCP’s governing council, he has written a number of papers and infrequently participated in seminars. His analysis papers have printed in Pakistan and the US.
Dr Hasan acquired a PhD in mass communication from Punjab College after buying a masters diploma in the identical self-discipline from the varsity.
He additionally studied on the College of Colorado within the US on a Fullbright scholarship. Through the course of his research there, he undertook analysis on the “Protection of Third World Nations within the American Mass Media”.
He was additionally a passionate photographer, however solely practiced images as a interest. However his love for images took him to the frontline of the struggle zone in Lahore in 1965.
Punjab College Vice Chancellor (VC) Prof Niaz Ahmad Akhtar expressed grief over Dr Hasan’s demise.
In his condolence message, the VC mentioned Dr Hasan was “a strong voice of human rights in Pakistan” and prayed for braveness for his household to bear this irreparable loss.