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Journalist dies of Covid-19 in Peshawar

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A local journalist Fakharuddin Syed has passed away due to coronavirus infection here on Thursday, leaving behind his family members and colleagues from media industry in a state of extreme shock and grief. Late Fakharuddin Syed had worked in both print and electronic media and currently was associated with 92 News channel. He also remained […]


Two Radio Pakistan staffers die of Covid-19

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ISLAMABAD: Two Radio Pakistan staffers died from Covid-19 on Thursday. The deceased include a senior broadcast engineer and an Urdu newscaster. They were both associated with Radio Pakistan for 20 years. According to an official statement issued by the Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC), Senior Broadcast Engineer Mohammad Ashfaq, 48, was a regular Radio Pakistan employee […]


Senior journalist Fakhruddin Syed passes away due to coronavirus in Peshawar

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Senior journalist Fakhruddin Syed passed away due to the coronavirus, early on Thursday morning at Peshawar’s Hayatabad Medical Complex (HMC). HMC spokesperson Toueed Zulfiqar, while confirming the news, said the journalist had been in home isolation after testing positive for the virus but was shifted to the hospital five days ago after his condition worsened. […]


Eid gift distributed to women journalists

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Islamabad: To recognise women journalists for their hard work and contribution in Pakistani journalism and honor them for continuing their professional duties despite COVOD-19 pandemic, the Rawalpindi Islamabad Union of Journalists (RIUJ) held an event to distribute Eid gift to the women media persons of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. Around 100 women journalists from print and […]


Virus has killed three journalists, infected 156, says PFUJ

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ISLAMABAD: The novel coronavirus has claimed the lives of three media persons in the country and infected 156 others, according to a report released by the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) on Wednesday. The report highlights that camera journalists and photojournalists have been the biggest sufferers since the outbreak of Covid-19. The report, compiled […]


Journalist, his three children in Khanewal test positive for Covid-19

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LODHRAN: A senior journalist and his three children tested positive for coronavirus in Khanewal on Sunday. According to the district administration spokesman, the journalist’s wife has tested negative. A health department team isolated the infected people at their home. Before isolation, Assistant Commissioner Babar Suleman and the health team supervised the residence to check if […]


Senior Journalist Tested Positive For COVID-19

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MULTAN: A senior journalist from Shujabad has tested positive for coronavirus and been admitted in the intensive care unit (ICU) of Nishtar Hospital on Thursday evening. Sadiq Wains, 63, brought to the hospital with suspicion of COVID-19 who unfortunately tested positive for the viral disease. Later, he was shifted on ventilator due to his serious […]


Two Journalist Brothers Along With 17 Family Members Recovered From Corona Infection

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PESHAWAR: Two Peshawar based journalist brothers along with their 17 family members have been recovered from coronavirus infection. According to details, Senior Reporter Asif Shezad of GNN tv and his brother Wajid Shezad of Such TV had contracted coronavirus infection due to coverage of cases, facilities at quarantines centers besides burial of the dead. The […]


Unemployed newspapers hawkers demand relief package

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SWABI: The lockdown imposed in the district and other parts of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the wake of outbreak of Covid-19, dozens of newspaper hawkers have been rendered jobless. The Swabi District Newspaper Vendors’ Union, in a joint statement issued here on Sunday, said that due to the pandemic of coronavirus, businesses had been badly […]


Journalist tests positive for coronavirus

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KARACHI: A journalist of a private news channel, Abdul Ha­meed Soomro on Saturday tested positive for coro­navirus. According to his laboratory report, “2019 Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) is Detected.’ The senior report Hameed Soomro said he had been feeling fever, cough and breathing problem for a few days and after that he decided to get tested […]


The fear of reporting during COVID-19 by Mazhar Abbas

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“Fear” is something a journalist should not have to face while working. But covering the coronavirus pandemic, without adequate safety gear, is risky and unpredictable. It also has a personal impact, as reporters worry not only for their own lives but for the lives of their loved ones as well. Yet, under immense pressure, the […]


Eid: Media workers awaiting salaries

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ISLAMABAD: With only six working days left till Eid ul Fitr, no visible signs are there as to whether the new Information Minister Senator Shibli Faraz will be able to meet the commitment with hard pressed media workers to release media dues towards the government before Eid. The settlement of media dues was committed by […]


Corona now aiming at journalists, media workers; 54 tested positive

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ISLAMABAD: Let’s call him by a pseudonym, Asad Shehzad, a Peshawar-based reporter working with a TV channel. Day in and day out, he would spend time reporting about zaireen kept at quarantine centers, visiting hospitals and attending pressers held to update public about coronavirus unless he fell sick. Upon test, Asad turned out positive. He’s […]


Lahore Press Club Demands Special Care Of COVID-19 Affected Journalist

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The Lahore Press Club (LPC) body has demanded the government ensure special look after of senior journalist, Shahid Ali Farrukh, who has been admitted to the Punjab Kidney and Liver Institute (PKLI) after being declared a COVID-19 positive by doctors LAHORE, (APP – UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 8th May, 2020 ) :The Lahore […]