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Folk singer Pitafi passes away

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SUKKUR: Eminent multilingual singer Mohammad Bux Pitafi, who sang songs in Sindhi, Urdu, Seraiki, Balochi and Punjabi for Radio Pakistan, Pakistan Television and various private TV channels, besides performing at music programmes for more than three decades, passed away at Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Hospital in Rahim Yar Khan late on Thursday evening. He was […]

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Shafiuddin Ashraf remembered

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KARACHI: Colleagues and activists on Wednesday paid glowing tributes to Shafiuddin Ashraf, general secretary of Pakistan Herald Workers Union and chairman of the All Pakistan Newspaper Emp­loyees Confederation (Apnec) who passed away last week. Speaking at a condolence meeting in the premises of Haroon House, Sindh Local Government Minister Saeed Ghani said being a trade […]

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PPF condemns brutal murder of reporter in Mexico

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Andrés Manuel López Obrador, President of Mexico has expressed deep concern over the murder of journalist Diego García Corona in Ecatepec, State of Mexico. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter has condemned this brutal act and called on the authorities to immediately and thoroughly […]

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IN MEMORIAM: THE ONE WHO DID NOT ASK

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Folding up her pitari of stories and conversation, Altaf Fatima has taken her leave from the stage, in the same quiet, unobtrusive and dignified manner in which she lived. No loud lamentations, only a sense of irrevocable loss and sorrow for the fine writer and respectable figure she was. Hers was a life of penmanship, […]

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Committed trade unionist Shafiuddin Ashraf is no more

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KARACHI: Shafiuddin Ash­raf, general secretary of the Pakistan Herald Workers Union (PHWU) and chairman of All Pakis­tan Newspaper Employees Confederation (Apnec), passed away at a local hospital after a protracted illness on Friday. He was 63. He is survived by his wife, two sons and a daughter. A compassionate man of high integrity and a […]

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Junaid Jamshed remembered by social media users

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KARACHI: From ‘Saw­anli Saloni’ and ‘Dil Dil Pakistan’ to his soulful naats, Junaid Jamshed was on everyone’s mind on Friday as a hashtag with his name was one of Pakistan’s top trends for the day. The late singer was among those who died aboard a PIA flight which crashed near Havelian en route to Islamabad […]

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Journalist shot dead, another injured in Peshawar

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PESHAWAR: A journalist was gunned down with his colleague sustaining serious injuries after being targeted by unidentified assailants in Peshawar on Monday. The victims, identified as Noorul Hasan and Sabir, worked for a private television channel in Nowshera. The duo was travelling on the busy Ring Road when they were intercepted by armed men and fired upon. […]

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Renowned Ajoka Theatre actor Arshad Durrani passes away

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LAHORE: It seems to have been a tough year for famed performing arts group Ajoka Theatre. After the passing of its founder Madeeha Gauhar in April this year, news of another subsequent personality’s demise has emerged. A senior member of Ajoka acting troupe, Arshad Durrani, passed away at his Lahore residence yesterday. The 83-year-old was suffering from […]

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Writer Altaf Fatima passes away

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LAHORE: Eminent writer Altaf Fatima breathed her last on Thursday after a prolonged illness. She was 91.Born in 1927 in Lucknow, UP, Altaf Fatima was an Urdu novelist, short-story writer, and an expert on poet-philosopher Dr Muhammad Iqbal. At the time of Partition, she moved to Lahore and earned a bachelor’s in education and a […]

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Remembering Waheed Murad on his 35th death anniversary

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LAHORE: Fans and colleagues of late legendary actor Waheed Murad are observing his 35th death anniversary today. The Pakistan Waheedi Club will be arranging an honorary events at Lahore Press Club and also organise a film festival during which, the actor’s super hit films will be screened for the public. According to Muhammad Sajjad, General Secretary of […]

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Renowned Urdu poet, writer Fahmida Riaz passes away

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Renowned Urdu poetess and activist Fahmida Riaz passed away in Lahore on Wednesday. She was 73.Riaz always raised her voice for women rights and democracy. She also headed the National Book Foundation. Fahmida Riaz remained an activist in her academic life. She spoke and wrote against the ban on student politics during General Ayub’s regime. […]

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Former Dawn staffer Zakiullah Sharif passes away

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KARACHI: Senior journalist Zakiullah Sharif, a former edition in charge of Dawn, died in the United States after a prolonged illness. He was 81. His funeral prayer was held at Tracy’s Lowry mosque in California on Wednesday. He was laid to rest in the Mountain House graveyard. He was the elder brother of former Dawn […]

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Senior journalist Salamat Ali passes away

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ISLAMABAD: Senior journalist Salamat Ali passed away at a local hospital in Islamabad on Wednesday. He was 84.Mr Ali served and headed a number of newspapers. He was jailed during the tenures of two dictators — Ayub Khan and Ziaul Haq — for writing in favour of democracy and basic human rights.After being released from […]

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Music composer Feroz Nizami’s death anniversary observed

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LAHORE: The 43rd death anniversary of legendary music composer Feroz Nizami is being observed today. According to industry insiders, the late artist was among the first composers to have made a mark in entertainment. He not only excelled in Pakistan’s film industry after 1947 but was also one of the best composers in Bombay before Partition. […]

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