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CPJ seeks probe into journalist’s murder

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ISLAMABAD: The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) on Saturday asked the Pakistan government to investigate the fatal shooting of a journalist in Kalat, Balochistan. In a statement, the media watchdog demanded action against those responsible for the killing of 37-year-old Mohammad Jan Shahbaz Samalani, who was returning to home late on Thursday night […]

Rauf Shaikh of The News passes away

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LAHORE: Senior journalist Rauf Sheikh, Editor Coordination, The News, Lahore passed away on Saturday night. He was 59. He suffered respiratory problem as he entered the office. His condition deteriorated while being shifted to the Services Hospital. Doctors did their best to revive him, but failed. Mr Sheikh started his journalistic career from The Pakistan […]

Ex-staffer of Dawn dies

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KARACHI: Syed Ghazan­far Uddin, a journalist and former senior sub-editor of Dawn, passed away on Thu­rsday. He was in his mid-90s. Mr Ghazanfar joined Dawn in 1978 and served the organisation till 2002. He is survived by his wife, two sons and seven daughters. His funeral prayers would be offered after Fri­day pra­yers at Noorani […]

Journalist Burhanuddin Hassan remembered

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KARACHI – Burhanuddin Hassan, a well-known broadcast journalist who passed away recently, was remembered at a ceremony at the Centre for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ), IBA, on Saturday. Family and friends paid rich tributes to the doyen and highlighted multiple aspects of his personal and professional life. They shared sweet memories of a man who […]

‘Burhanuddin Hassan was a pioneer of broadcast journalism in Pakistan’

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KARACHI: The memorial reference organised to celebrate the life and work of Burhanuddin Hassan, one of the stalwarts of broadcast journalism in Pakistan, took the audience back to a time of military coups and curfews, when martial law was the norm, and the media had to work within a restricted canvas unlike the present day. […]

Senior Jang journalist Anwar Qadwai dies of heart attack

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LAHORE: Senior journalist of daily Jang Syed Muhammad Anwar Qadwai died of heart attack on Friday. He was 72. His Namaz-i-Janaza will be offered on Saturday (today) after Zohar prayer at his residence 389-Jehanzeb Block, Allama Iqbal Town, Lahore. Qadwai suffered heart attack after he reached back to home from his duty. He was taken […]

Homage paid to Parwano Bhatti at condolence reference

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HYDERABAD: Speaking at a condolence reference held at the Sindhi Language Authority (SLA) here on Tuesday evening, writers and intellectuals paid homage to poet and journalist Parwano Bhatti, who died on Thursday. In his presidential speech, noted writer Qazi Khadim said that poets like Parwano Bhatti were rarely born. “He is a big name in […]

The Nation ex-deputy editor Mazhar Qayyum passes away

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LAHORE –  Mr Mazhar Qayyum Khan, a diplomat-turned-journalist who retired as deputy editor of The Nation about three years ago, died of multiple diseases at a local hospital yesterday. He was 82. His funeral prayer was held at Masjid Ux-i-Jameel, Samanabad, after which he was laid to eternal rest at Miani Sahib graveyard. A large […]

Ex-GM of PTV dies

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KARACHI: Former general manager of PTV Karachi centre and author Burhanuddin Hasan passed away here on Sunday. He was 86. He leaves behind his wife, a son and two daughters. Mr Hasan was born in 1930 in the princely state of Rampur, India. After partition, his family shifted to Lahore. He did his graduation from […]