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21st death anniversary of Agha Talish

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Filmstar and one of the finest actors of his time, Agha Talish, was remembered by his fans on his 21st death anniversary on Tuesday. Known as Agha Talish, Agha Ali Abbas Qizilbash was born in Ludhiana, India, in 1926 and made his debut in 1947 and was mostly known and recognized in Pakistan for playing […]


Former K-P governor Brig (retd) Amir Gulistan Janjua passes away

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Brigadier (retd) Amir Gulistan Janjua, the former governor of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P), passed away on Tuesday in Rawalpindi at the age of 95, Radio Pakistan reported. Funeral prayers of the former governor will be held at Race Course graveyard in Rawalpindi on Tuesday. He served as the governor of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa from 1988 to 1993. He also served as […]


Death anniversary of Musa Khankhel observed

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MINGORA: The 10th death anniversary of Musa Khankhel, correspondent of Geo News and The News, was observed here at the Swat Press Club on Monday. Journalists, writers and elders paid glowing tributes to the slain journalist. Unidentified persons had shot dead Musa Khankhel in Matta tehsil in Swat district on February 18, 2009, where he […]


Asma’s role for human rights extolled

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LARKANA: Speakers at a gathering on Monday paid homage to the towering personality of Asma Jahangir who contributed much towards human rights. The Human Rights Commis­sion of Pakistan (HRCP) Shahdadkot chapter and Sindh Secular Study Forum had jointly organised the progra­mme in Shahdadkot’s lab­our hall to remember the services of the international icon on her […]


Qalandar Momand remembered

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Peshawar: Poets and writers gathered on Monday to mark the 16th death anniversary of noted poet, critic and journalist, Qalandar Momand who was born in 1930 and passed away on 2003. Scholars presented research papers on various aspects of life and services of Qalandar Momand who had contributed to more than one discipline of the […]


Death anniversary of poet Habibur Rahman observed

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Peshawar – Poets, writers and scholars gathered on Monday to mark 16th death anniversary of noted poet, critic and journalist, Sahibzada Habibur Rahman alias Qalandar Momand (1930-2003). Scholars presented research papers on various aspects of life and services of Qalandar Momand who had contributed to more than one discipline of Pashto language and literature. Organisers […]


Remembering Asma Jahangir on her first death anniversary

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Pakistan is observing today the first death anniversary of human rights lawyer and social activist Asma Jahangir who passed away last year owing to a cardiac arrest. To commemorate the life of the human rights defender The Asma Jahangir Legal Foundation will be conducting a ceremony on Monday which will pay accolades to the advocate’s […]


Flashback: Fifty Years Without Madhubala

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February 23 this year will mark the 50th death anniversary of a truly iconic star of the Urdu/Hindi cinema. Venus of the Indian screen, as she was called, Madhubala died merely nine days after her 36th birthday. Her innumerable admirers were spared of watching the ravages of time affect her beauty. In this she was […]


Ajmal Khattak’s ninth death anniversary observed

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PESHAWAR: The Awami National Party (ANP) leaders on Thursday threatened to resist the bid to introduce the presidential system in the country and scrap the 18th constitutional amendment. Speaking at a meeting held in connection with the ninth death anniversary of the party’s former president Ajmal Khattak at the party’s headquarters, Bacha Khan Markez in […]


Wife of Khairpur State’s last ruler passes away

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KARACHI: Aelya Talpur, wife of His Highness Mir Ali Murad Khan Talpur II — the last ruler of the princely State of Khairpur — died at the Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) on Thursday. She was in her late 70s. She leaves two sons and a daughter. According to an SIUT official she […]


Legendary singer Malika Pukhraj remembered on 15th death anniversary

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LAHORE:The 15th death anniversary of legendary folk and ghazal singer Malika Pukhraj is being observed today. Fans and musicians have shared their fond memories of her, stating she inspired generations during her lifetime. Pukhraj was one of the most famous ghazal singers of her era and today, on her death anniversary, many musicians and singers are missing her. According to […]


Veteran journalist Shaikh Aziz remembered

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HYDERABAD: Speakers at a condolence reference held at the Hyderabad Press Club on Sunday paid homage to Shaikh Aziz, pioneer of modern Sindhi journalism who retired as veteran journalist at Dawn. Pir Mazharul Haq, former Sindh minister for education who chaired the reference organised by the Sahafi Dost group, called Shaikh Aziz an institution with […]


Renowned actress Roohi Bano passes away in Turkey

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Renowned TV and film actress Roohi Bano passed away on Friday while undergoing treatment in Turkey, DawnNewsTV reported quoting family sources. Bano had been admitted to a hospital in Istanbul on January 3, after which it was reported that she had suffered renal failure. The former artist had been on ventilator for the past 10 past days, DawnNewsTV reported. […]


Noted poet, broadcaster Akhtar Jafri passes away

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MULTAN  –  Noted poet, author and broadcaster Akhtar Jafri passed away after protracted illness at Combined Military Hospital (CMH) Multan on Thursday midnight. He was 85. Akhtar Jafri’s full name was Faqeer Akhtar Jafri, son of a noted poet Faqeer Noor Jafri. He was born in Daira Deen Panah area of district Muzaffargarh in 1934 […]