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All Pakistan Newspapers Society’s condolence

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KARACHI: “Sarmad Ali, President and Nazafreen Saigol Lakhani, 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 Syed Shams–ud-Doha Shah, Chief Editor, Daily Al Falah, Peshawar. The APNS offers condolence to the bereaved family and […]


Long-time radio icon Yawar Mehdi passes away in Karachi

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KARACHI: Yawar Mehdi, a well-known broadcaster and radio icon, has passed away in Karachi after battling a long illness, Geo News reported Wednesday. Mehdi was a valuable asset to Radio Pakistan, where he served for a long time as a producer of radio programme Bazm-e-Talaba. As a result of his services, Mehdi established a name […]


Associated Press of Pakistan reporter killed in a road accident

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FAISALABAD—Reporter Fawad Azam Awan was killed in a road accident in Jaranwala on Saturday. As a reporter, he worked for the Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) and was a Lahore Press Club council member. According to eyewitnesses, he was riding a bike and was trying to overtake a trailer loaded with sugarcane when the accident […]


All Pakistan Newspapers Society condoles death of Iqbal Dal

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KARACHI: Sarmad Ali, President and Nazafreen Saigol Lakhani, 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 Iqbal Dal, Editor, Daily Hilal-e-Pakistan, Karachi. The APNS offers condolence to the bereaved family and prays that Almighty Allah […]


Senior journalist Shabbar Aazmi passes away in Karachi

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KARACHI: Shabbar Aazmi, senior journalist and former president and general secretary of Karachi Union of Journalists, passed away here on Monday evening after a prolonged illness. He was in his 70s. Mr Aazmi, who worked for Daily Masawat and Daily Amn, was a fearless fighter for the cause of press freedom. He was a popular […]


Foreign Office beat reporter Tariq Wardak passes away

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ISLAMABAD—Reporter Tariq Wardak, associated with Daily Times, who covered the foreign office beat, died early Saturday morning due to cardiac arrest. In a tweet, the Foreign Office spokesperson expressed deepest condolences, stating that “We share the grief and loss of the bereaved family and his many friends. May Allah grant him the highest place in […]


Journalist Nizar Yousafzai passes away

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SWABI: Nizar Yousafzai, a renowned journalist and anchor of Shamshad TV, passed away due to cardiac arrest here on Thursday. He was 58. According to his family, Mr Yousafzai was taken to the Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology two days ago after he felt pain in his chest. The doctors there advised that he should immediately […]


‘Icon of Pakistani journalism’: Veteran journalist Mohammad Ziauddin passes away

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ISLAMABAD: Noted journalist Mohammad Ziauddin passed away Monday after a prolonged illness. He was 83. Born in 1938 in the Indian city of Madras, Ziauddin breathed his last at his Islamabad residence. His funeral prayers would be offered today in Media Town society after Asr prayers. Ziauddin’s family migrated to  Dhaka, then East Pakistan, in […]


Senior Sports Journalist Khalid Khan Passes Away

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s senior sports journalist and Daily Dawn Reporter Khalid Hasan Khan died in a local hospital on Monday in Karachi. A passionate cricket writer Khalid was hospitalized after suffering a brain hemorrhage over two weeks of ago. Khalid was senior member of Karachi Press Club and Karachi Union of Journalists. He was 58 and […]


Former of Associated Press of Pakistan bureau chief Masood Sattar dies in road accident

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KARACHI—Former bureau chief of Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) Karachi, Masood Sattar, died in a road accident Friday. According to his family, he succumbed to the injuries after being hit by a rickshaw at Drigh Road. He was rushed to Jinnah Hospital for treatment, where he breathed his last. Sattar, 68, served as APP correspondent […]


Dawn ex-staffer dies

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KARACHI: Mirza Ismail, a former staff member of Dawn, died in New York last week after a long illness following a stroke last year on his birthday. He was showing signs of improvement, but the death of his wife a month and a half ago came as a blow to him. He was 80. Mirza […]


Veteran journalist dies in road accident

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KARACHI   –  Veteran journalist and former Bureau Chief of Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) Karachi, Masood Sattar died in a road accident here on Friday in the age of 68.  According to his family members, the deceased succumbed to his injuries he received after being hit by a rickshaw at Drigh Road. He was rushed […]


Veteran journalist Abul Hassan Usmani passes away

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ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 8th Nov, 2021 ) :Senoir Journalist Abul Hassan Usmani (61) passed away on late Saturday night after a protracted illness in a local hospital in Karachi. He was admitted in Ziauddin Hospital’s ICU in Karachi after some health complications about two weeks back. A prominent figure in journalist […]


Senior journalist Islam Zamir passes away

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BAHAWALPUR: Senior journalist and former station manager APP Bahawalpur, Islam Zamir died of cardiac arrest here on Saturday. According to family sources, Islam Zamir got ready for meeting with senior official and just before leaving home suffered heart cardiac arrest which proved fatal. The deceased started his career as professional journalist from Daily Sadaqat and […]