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Shahnawaz Bhutto’s birth anniversary observed

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LARKANA: Pakistan Peo­­ples Party-Shaheed Bhu­tto on Thursday observed the 61st birthday of Mir Shahnawaz Bhutto at Al-Mur­taza House on Thursday. The party’s Larkana division chapter leaders Inayat Ali Umrani, Barkat Ali Mirjat and Inam Narejo said at the function that Mir Shahnawaz stood out as a symbol of courage for the oppressed and led a […]

Journalist found dead in his car in Rawalpindi

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RAWALPINDI: The decomposed body of a 60-year-old journalist was recovered from his car abandoned in the parking lot of Holy Family Hospital (HFH) on Tuesday. Police said the silver car had been parked on the hospital premises for several days but no one from the security staff and others noticed that a man was lying […]

Art reporters like Anil Datta cannot be easily replaced, say speakers at condolence event

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Friends, colleagues and art lovers gathered at a condolence event at the Arts Council of Pakistan Karachi on Saturday evening to remember Anil Datta, a veteran journalist who passed away recently. Several journalists, civil society and cultural activists and academics attended the gathering that was organised by the Arts Council of Pakistan. Speakers at the […]

Broadcaster passes away

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ISLAMABAD: Renowned broadcaster, compere, anchorperson, social worker Arifa Shamsa was laid to rest at H-11 graveyard on Friday. She was the mother-in-law of Dawn’s senior staff reporter Mubarak Zeb Khan. She breathed her last early Friday morning after a protracted illness. She was 77. Born to well-known literary and social family in pre-partitioned Delhi, Ms […]

Probe team gets rewards for arresting anchor’s ‘killers’

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KARACHI: Police authorities on Thursday awarded cash and other rewards to the investigation team that probed the murder case of BOL TV anchor Mureed Abbas and his friend over a monetary dispute in Defence recently and succeeded in arresting the suspects, according to officials. DIG South Sharjeel Kharal said that the probe team had succeeded […]

Friends and colleagues fondly remember Abul Hasanat at CEJ

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Friends and colleagues gathered on Friday at the Centre for Excellence in Journalism at the Institute of Business Administration (CEJ-IBA), Karachi, to celebrate the life and journalistic achievements of veteran journalist Abul Hasanat, who passed away on October 5. Talking about the late journalist’s honesty and dedication and integrity at work, his former colleague, Shahzad […]

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 […]