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Renowned journalist Arif Nizami passes away in Lahore

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Renowned journalist and editor of Pakistan Today Arif Nizami passed away on Wednesday at the age of 74, his nephew Babar Nizami said. Arif Nizami had suffered from a heart attack around three weeks ago and was admitted to a private hospital in Lahore, Babar added. Nizami had served as the former caretaker minister for […]


Journalist, fiction writer Masood Ashar passes away in Lahore

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LAHORE: Veteran journalist, short story writer and progressive intellectual Masood Ashar passed away in Lahore. He was 90. The funeral prayers for the deceased will be held at the mosque of B Block DHA, phase I, at 10am on Tuesday (today). He is survived by two sons and two daughters. His wife passed away last […]


Tributes paid to Khalid Abbas Saif

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FAISALABAD: The family of Khalid Abbas Saif (late) arranged the first anniversary of the late at home keeping in view the corona SOPs. The social, business and journalistic community, while acknowledging the services of renowned journalist Khalid Abbas Saif (late), expressed their sentiments over the phone with his family and paid homage to the (late) […]


Late Nayyar Mahmood remembered

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ISLAMABAD: Distinguished broadcaster and former director general Radio Pakistan Nayyar Mahmood was remembered on her first death anniversary here on Sunday. She passed away last year after a protected ailment as she had been suffering from renal disfunction. She was the spouse of former federal secretary Syed Anwar Mahmood and mother of yet another impressive […]


Condolence reference held for senior journalist Raja Tariq

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A condolence reference was held at the Karachi Press Club on Saturday to pay homage to seasoned journalist Raja Tariq, who died of cardiac arrest recently in Karachi. Former Daily Jang deputy chief reporter Raja Tariq died of cardiac failure at a hospital on Sunday night. He had served in the media industry for over […]


Writer and Journalist Sheen Farrukh dies

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KARACHI: Renowned writer and journalist Sheen Farrukh passed away in Karachi on Thursday. She was 83. Ms Farrukh was born in Gujranwala in 1938. She obtained her master’s degree in geography from the University of Punjab, Lahore, after which she joined journalism. She worked with Akhbar-i-Khawateen, an Urdu magazine, for the longest period as a […]


Journalist Raja Tariq passes away.

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Senior journalist and former deputy chief reporter of Daily Jang Raja Tariq passed away on Sunday night in a hospital as a result of cardiac failure. Tariq suffered a major cardiac arrest after he reached near his residence in FC Area from the Karachi Press Club (KPC). “He was fit and fine,” said fellow journalist […]


PPF Investigate Reporting Fellow passes away

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) mourns the death of Moniza Inam, a PPF Investigative Reporting Fellow and in-charge of the Gallery section of the Daily Dawn’s Sunday magazine. Inam passed away on June 12 at the age 58. She is survived by her husband and three sons. Inam was a PPF Investigative Reporting Fellow in 2017, […]


Veteran Pashto literary figure Tahir Afridi passes away

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Veteran Pashto poet, writer and literacy critic Tahir Afridi passed away here after a protracted illness. He was 82. His funeral prayers were held in Karachi and he was buried at his hometown near Darra Adamkhel in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Literary circles in Karachi, Peshawar and Quetta termed the passing of Afridi an irreparable loss for […]


Remembering legendary journalist Abdul Karim Abid

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ISLAMABAD–Today (May 23) is the 16th death anniversary of veteran Pakistani journalist Abdul Karim Abid being marked to acknowledge his significant contributions to journalism.  An outstanding journalist, intellectual, and editor of many national newspapers, including the Weekly Friday Special, Abid significantly impacted the Pakistani news arena. His writings are a source of inspiration to the […]


Condolence reference held for journalist

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MINGORA: A condolence reference was held in the memory of a journalist Faqir Gul Cha here on Saturday. The journalists organised the condolence reference at the Swat Press Club. Faqir Gul Cha, who was associated with government owned channel from Swat, died on May 12 due to cardiac arrest. Swat Press Club president Mahboob Ali, […]


Journalist turned lawyer Shahnawaz dies of cancer

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PESHAWAR: An advocate of Supreme Court, Shahnawaz Khan, died here on Friday. He was 48. The deceased, who was a journalist-turned lawyer, was suffering from cancer. He has left behind three children, a widow and mother. His funeral was held here at Sardar Ahmad Jan Colony and he was laid to rest at a nearby […]


A life of hard work and dedication comes to an end

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Dawood Yousuf Moorad, founder, publisher and editor-in-chief of Moorad Shipping News, passed away on May 8, 2021, at the age of 84, bringing to an end a life of hard work and dedication. Until his last days, he continued working and was dedicated to Moorad Shipping News, launched as a four-page newspaper in 1956. He […]


Rauf Tahir journalistic services would be remembered forever: Shehbaz Sharif

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LAHORE: PML-N President and Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Mian Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday visited the house of late Rauf Tahir, Senior Journalist and Columnist. Shahbaz Sharif offered condolences and Fateha to the sons of late Rauf Tahir. PMLN President paid glowing tributes to the veteran journalist, adding that Rauf Tahir was […]