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APNS condolence

Karachi-Hameed Haroon, President and Sarmad Ali, Secretary General of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society have expressed profound grief on behalf of APNS office bearers and members of the Executive Committee over the sad demise of Mrs Zareena Begum, mother-in-law of Faisal Zahid Malik, Editor-in-Chief, Daily Pakistan Observer. The APNS has offered condolence to the bereaved […]

Friends, admirers remember journalist Shaikh Aziz on first death anniversary

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KARACHI: Friends and colleagues came together to pay tributes to veteran journalist Shaikh Aziz on his first death anniversary at the Karachi Press Club (KPC) on Monday. Former bureaucrat and politician Mehtab Akbar Rashdi said that Shaikh sahib’s professionalism set him apart. “I hear he was obsessed with work. Although I never got to work […]

Ex-staffer of Dawn dies

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KARACHI: Musheer Has­san Rizvi, who worked for Dawn in the 1950s and early ’60s as political correspondent, passed away last week in Frankfurt. He was 93. He moved to Germany in the ’60s, joined American Express, and was subsequently posted in Karachi and Bangladesh. He retired in the mid-’80s and had been living in Frankfurt […]

Broadcaster Surraya Shahab dies

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ISLAMABAD: Renowned broadcaster Surraya Shahab died in Islamabad early Friday morning. Ms Shahab was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease for the last few years. On Friday morning, she complained of stomach ache. Her son was taking her to a private hospital but she died on the way. Ms Shahab was laid to rest in a local […]

Quaid’s 71st death anniversary observed

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ISLAMABAD: The 71st death anniversary of Father of the Nation Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah was observed on Wednesday. Quran Khawani and Fateha were held at the Quaid’s mausoleum in Karachi. Educational institutions, political and social organisations organised functions to shed light on the personality and leadership of the Quaid. Television and radio networks aired special […]

Geo News Editor Entertainment Nadia Faisal passed away

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KARACHI: Geo News Editor Entertainment and senior journalist Nadia Faisal aka Neini passed away Tuesday evening after a long battle against cancer. Her funeral will be held on Wednesday, the 28th of August at Mubarak Masjid, Seaview Clifton. She had 13-year association with Geo and her professional life spanned 20 years during which she served […]

Firdous condoles death of journalist

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Special Assistant to Prime Minister on information and Broadcasting, Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan expressed her deep sorrow and grief over the sad demise of Mushtaq Ali Kamboh, a Hub-based (Baluchistan) senior journalist, associated with Jang and Geo who passed away in Karachi on Sunday at a local hospital after a brief illness. She lauded the […]

Remembering the humility of Anil Datta and Idrees Bakhtiar

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The last story Anil Datta put his name on was about Idrees Bakhtiar. Five days before his own death, Datta covered a condolence reference for Idrees, who had passed away a month ago. He wrote “glowing and affectionate tributes were heaped on the late journalist”, unaware that a similar event would be held for both […]

Veteran journalist Omer Qambrani passes away

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QUETTA: Veteran journalist Mohammad Omer Qambrani passed away after a long illness on Wednesday night. He was 81. He is survived by his wife, a son and three daughters. Mr Qambrani began his career at weekly Jamalistan published from Jaffarabad. It was shut down during Ayub Khan’s martial law. Later, he worked as the correspondent for various […]

Another case registered against suspect in anchor’s murder

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Karachi: The Darakhshan police on Thursday registered another case against Atif Zaman, the suspect who had gunned down TV anchorperson Mureed Abbas, 34, and Khizar Hayat, 45, over a monetary dispute in Defence Housing Authority on Tuesday evening before attempting suicide. Darakhshan SHO Shah Jehan Lashari said on Thursday that it transpired during the investigation that the […]

President Sukkur Press Club passes away

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SUKKUR: Senior journalist and president, Sukkur Press Club, Javed Ahmed Memon, on Tuesday passed away at the Gambat Institute of Medical Sciences, Khairpur. Memon who was affiliated with various newspapers during his professional career was also an active political analyst. Chairman, Pakistan People’s Party, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, CM Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah, PPP’s senior […]

TV anchor Mureed Abbas shot dead in Karachi

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Karachi – Unidentified gunmen shot dead Bol News TV anchor Mureed Abbas and his friend in Karachi on Tuesday. According to police, unidentified gunmen fired on Mureed’s car at Khayaban- e-Bukhari area. Mureed Abbas received bullet injuries on his chest and abdomen and died on way to hospital. His friend Khizar was also killed along with him. […]

Journalist Zuhra Karim passes away

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KARACHI: Senior journalist Zuhra Karim passed away in Singapore on Monday. Ms Karim was the founding and serving editor of She, Pakistan’s first and foremost women’s publication. She established the magazine in 1963 after graduating from the London School of Economics in the late fifties. In her first editorial for the magazine on June 15, […]

A woman of substance — a tribute to Zuhra Karim

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KARACHI: Zuhra Karim, one of Pakistan’s pioneering women journalists founded She magazine in 1963 and edited it thereafter for decades till ill health obliged her to withdraw. She was also a dedicated co-founder of SOS Children’s Villages of Sindh which provides care for children without parents or homes. This writer was privileged to be associated […]