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Attack on Afghan journalists mourned

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A day after a suicide attack in Kabul left 10 journalists among 25 people dead , journalists in the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi held a somber ceremony to express solidarity with their colleagues across the Durand Line. Members of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), Rawalpindi-Islamabad Union of Journalists (RIUJ) and the […]

Death anniversary of famous comedian Munawar Zarif observed

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ISLAMABAD: The death anniversary of famous comedian and film actor Munawar Zarif was observed here on Sunday. Munawar Zarif was a versatile actor and comedian best known for his work in the Pakistani cinema of the Seventies. Zarif was regarded as one of the finest comedians of the Subcontinent. Born on February 2 1940 in […]

Madeeha Gauhar passes away

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LAHORE-Popular theatre personality and founder of Ajoka Theatre Madeeha Gauhar passed away on Wednesday early morning. She was 61. Her funeral will be held today at her residence 24 Sarwar Rd Lahore Cantt at 5pm. She is survived by her daughter Sawaira Nadeem, two sons, Nirvaan and Sarang and her husband playwright Shahid Nadeem. Madeeha […]


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 Mian Muhammad Tufail, the father of Mian Akbar Ali, Director Marketing, Khabrain Group. The APNS Office Bearers have offered condolence […]

Bilawal, APNS condole Zamir’s death

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LAHORE – Chairman Pakistan Peoples’ Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has expressed grief and sorrow over the sad demise of senior journalist and Resident Editor of The Nation Karachi Zamir Shaikh who passed away on Wednesday. In a condolence message, the PPP chairman eulogised the services of late Zamir Shaikh in the field of independent journalism. […]

The Nation senior staffer Zamir Sheikh passes away

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KARACHI – Senior journalist and The Nation Karachi Resident Editor, Zamir Sheikh, passed away on Wednesday night in Karachi. He was 54. Sheikh was admitted to the Aga Khan University Hospital. He was suffering from chronic liver disease Hepatoma and remained under treatment at different hospitals for the past two months. Sheikh has left behind […]

APNS condoles

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KARACHI: The APNS president Sarmad Ali and Secretary General Umer Mujib Shami have expressed profound grief on behalf of the APNS office bearers and members of the executive committee over the sad demise of mother of Mr. Bashir Ahmed Khan, Chief Editor, Daily Multan Naama, Multan.The APNS office bearers have offered condolence to the bereaved […]

PBA expresses deep sorrow over Asma’s death

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KARACHI: In a statement issued in Karachi, the Executive Committee and members of Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) expressed their deep sorrow and grief over the sad demise of Asma Jahangir, Senior Advocate Supreme Court. Asma Jehangir was one of the most fearless, forthright, vocal voice in support of an independent judiciary, rule of law and […]

Wajid laid to rest amidst tears

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KARACHI – Qazi Wajid , the senior radio and television artist was laid to rest at Milk Plant Qabrustan, a local grave yard Sunday evening. Funeral prayers of the actor, who passed away early this morning, was offered at a Mosque in Gulshan e Iqbal and was attended by veteran actor Muhammad Qavi Khan, Shakeel, […]

Asma stood for truth against all odds: PBA

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KARACHI: The late Asma Jehangir was one of the most fearless, forthright, vocal voices in support of an independent judiciary, rule of law and democracy in Pakistan, says a press release issued by the Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA). The PBA said Ms Asma always remained steadfast in unfolding the truth against all odds. She fought […]

Journalist Siddique Baloch passes away

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KARACHI: Veteran jour­nalist Siddique Balo­ch, the editor of Quetta-based English daily Balochistan Express, and Azadi, an Urdu newspaper, passed away here on Tuesday early morning. He was 78. Later in the day, his funeral prayers were offered at Eidgah Mosque in Chakiwara, which were attended, besides relatives and friends, by a large number of journalists. […]

Mir Khalil-ur-Rahman: A legend lives on

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It was my good fortune to have been born to a father, late Syed Shamsul Hasan, who was associated with All-India Muslim League, Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Liaquat Ali Khan from 1913 until after the birth of Pakistan. As a youngster I had the privilege to have had exposure to some of the big […]

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 […]