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DawnNews reporter dies of cardiac arrest

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LAHORE: DawnNews television Lahore bureau senior reporter Tauqeer Ghuman died of cardiac arrest here in the wee hours of Sunday. He left behind a son, daughter and widow. His elder brother had also died some six months ago. Mr Ghumman, 43, had been associated with DawnNews since 2011 and was loved for his hard work. […]


Staffer of television channel shot dead: Taliban claim responsibility for the killing

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Karachi: One person was killed when unidentified gunmen on a motorcycle fired at the Digital Satellite News Gathering (DSNG) van of “Samaa” television channel on February 12, in Karachi, the largest city of Pakistan.The person killed was twenty two years old Taimoor Abbas who was working as an Assistant on the DSNG van. The DSNG […]

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APNS condolence

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KARACHI: Sarmad Ali, President and Umer Mujib Shami, Secretary General of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society on behalf of the office-bearers and members of the Society have expressed profound grief over the sad demise of Malik Ayaz Khokhar, Resident Editor of Daily Jhoke, Multan. The APNS office-bearers expressed their condolence and prayed that Almighty Allah […]

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Condolence

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Patron in Chief of Korangi Association of Trade and Industry (KATI) SM Muneer, President KATI Zahid Saeed, Senior vice president Saleem Uzzaman and other office bearers of the association condoled over the death of mother of Senior President of KATI, Syed Wajid Hussin, in a statement. KATI office bearers and senior members expressed their deep […]

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Condolence reference held

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Rawalpindi: Rawalpindi Arts Council arranged a condolence reference in memory of senior poet, columnist and ‘Sukhanwar’ president of Aftab Zia. Arshad Malik, Wafa Chishti, Mehboob Zafar, Anjum Khaleeq, Dr Zahid Chughtai, Rana Abdul Baqi, Jalil Aali, Yousaf Hassan, Professor Mqsood Jafferi, Naveed Malik, Mazhar Shahzad, Farkhanda Shamim, Naheed Manzoor and Resident Director Waqar Ahmed paid […]

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Death anniversary of Ch Rasheed today

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LAHORE: The 18th death anniversary of Chaudhry Rasheed Ahmed, the former Lifelong President of Akhbar Faroosh Union Lahore is being observed on Sunday (today). Quran Khawani for the eternal peace of the late will be held at Akhbar market, 1-Mayo Hospital Lahore at 4.pm.—PR Business Recorder 

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Ex-president of Mardan Press Club dies

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MARDAN: The former president of Mardan Press Club, Mohammad Shafi died of cardiac arrest here Saturday. The funeral prayers of the deceased were offered at Pirano Park on Sunday. His relatives, well-wishers, journalists, elected representatives and government officials attended his Nimaz-i-Janaza. Later he was laid to rest at his ancestral graveyard, Syed Jalal Bukhari Baba. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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‘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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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