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Journalist Hashmani passes away

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KARACHI: Senior journalist, Mushtaq Hashmani passed away at a local hospital on Sunday evening. With a journalistic career spread over a span of 30 years, Hashmani began his career from Hilal-e-Pakistan and also contributed to other prestigious publications including Awami Awaz. Karachi Press Club’s office bearers and members largely attended funeral prayers, of their colleague, […]


Legendary Munnu Bhai laid to rest

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LAHORE – Renowned journalist, columnist, poet and writer Munnu Bhai passed away in Lahore Friday morning. Munnu Bhai , whose real name was Muneer Ahmed Qureshi, was 84 years old. Munnu Bhai who dedicated the latter part of his life to the fight against thalassemia at Sundas Foundation, could not ward off the evil effects […]


Renowned columnist Munnu Bhai passes away at the age of 84

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Lahore: Eminent columnist, writer and drama writer Munnu Bhai passed away after a prolonged illness. He was 84. According to the family, Munnu Bhai had been facing numerous cardiac and kidney complications since a long time and he breathed his last at a local hospital. The funeral prayers for the deceased journalist will be held […]


APNS grieved over death of Shahzad

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KARACHI: Sarmad Ali, President; Umer Mujib Shami, Secretary General, APNS on behalf of the office bearers and members of the society have expressed profound grief over the sad demise of Shahzad Akhtar, Managing Editor of Daily Tameer-e-Sindh, Karachi. The APNS office bearers expressed their condolence and prayed that Almighty Allah may rest the departed soul […]


A memorial for Razia Bhatti

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Dear all, December 31 is a rather sad sort of a date for me. Not because it’s the last day of the year and there’s a sense of an ending as one looks back at another measure of time completed, or muses over deaths and disasters or missed opportunities, but because it is also the […]


Afzal Khan’s funeral prayers tomorrow at NPC

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ISLAMABAD: Funeral prayers of veteran journalist Afzal Khan, who breathed his last at a hospital in Arlington, US state of Virginia, on December 14, would be offered on Saturday at 1pm here at the National Press Club (NPC). His body would arrive from the US at Benazir International Airport on Friday. The journalist community has […]


Afzal Khan: A fighter, an honourable journalist

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Mr Mohammed Afzal Khan, one of the senior most journalists still surviving from amongst the old lot, the lot on whom the Pakistani media can be genuinely proud of, passed away in Fairfax, Virginia, on Dec 14, after a long battle with serious ailments. Mr Khan was in his 80s and was a contemporary of […]


Acclaimed journalist Afzal Khan passes away in US

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WASHINGTON: Acclaimed Pakistani journalist and former Washington correspondent of the Associated Press of Pakistan Afzal Khan passed away in Virginia on Thursday morning. The veteran journalist was suffering from cardiac complications and was under treatment at a hospital in Virginia, outside of Washington DC. Khan was a prominent Pakistani journalist and an influential voice in journalistic […]


Amina Jilani remembered as a courageous writer

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KARACHI:Amina Jilani, a fearless columnist, who passed away at the age of 80 last Thursday after battling with cancer for a year, was a firm believer in the acquisition of justice, human rights and the democratic process. According to a close friend, Muneeza Shamsie, she never ceased to speak out against rampant abuse of power […]


Renowned journalist Nargis Khanum passes away

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KARACHI: Renowned journalist Nargis Khanum died of a heart attack on Tuesday afternoon. She was coming to the Karachi Press Club (KPC) in her car when she felt uncomfortable. She managed to stop the car after which she passed away. Khanum was born in 1943 in Pune in pre-partition India. Her family shifted to Pakistan […]


Ahmed Barkati: A Renowned author of literature is no more

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KARACHI: Renowned author of literature for children and editor of Hamdard Naunihal, Syed Masood Ahmed Barkati passed away at 87, after a prolonged illness. Barkati used to edit Hamdard Naunihal for the last 40 years. He was considered to be a close aide of Hakim Muhammad Saeed. He hailed from a learned family of Tonk, […]


Naunehal’s Masood Barkati passes away

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KARACHI: Masood Ahmed Barkati, who edited children’s magazine Hamdard Naunehal for around 65 years, passed away after protracted illness on Sunday. He was 87. His friends and family members said Masood Ahmed Barkati, a prolific writer of children’s literature who wrote 20 books, was ill and died on Sunday evening. He had been editing the […]


Broadcaster Zangejo dies

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BADIN: Known broadcaster and scholar Prof Haji Inyatullah Zangejo passed away here on Monday after long illness. He was 81. Prof Zangejo hosted hundreds of programmes on PTV and Radio Pakistan for over two decades. Most popular among them was Kachehri (a talk show) with the late Syed Saleh Mohammad Shah better known as Fateh […]


Senior journalist Habibur Rahman passes away

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PESHAWAR: Senior journalist Habibur Rahman breathed his last after prolonged illness here on Monday. He was 77. The funeral prayer will be offered at the University of Peshawar Hockey Ground today (Tuesday) at 9.30 am. His body will be shifted to Rawalpindi where his funeral prayer will be offered at Liaqat Bagh at 3pm. He […]