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Dawn journalist Naseer Ahmed passes away

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KARACHI: Naseer Ahmed, a senior sub-editor at Dawn, passed away late on Monday. He was 68. Mr Ahmed remained associated with Dawn for more than 35 years. He is survived by his wife, a daughter and four sons. His funeral prayers will be offered on Tuesday (today) after Zuhr prayers at Ibrahim Masjid in Bhittai […]


Wajid Shamsul Hasan passes away

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LONDON: Pakistan’s former High Commissioner in Britain and veteran journalist Wajid Shamsul Hasan passed away in London on Tuesday, according to the party’s senior leader Senator Sherry Rehman. In a tweet, Sherry Rehman posted a condolence message for the deceased praising him for his lifetime devotion to democracy, human rights, free press and the PPP. […]


Death of writer Moin Qureshi condoled

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Islamabad: Dr. S. M. Moin Qureshi’s services to Urdu literature are unforgettable. With his demise, Urdu literature has lost a great writer with a unique accent. This was stated by Prof. Dr. Yousuf Khushk, Chairman, Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL) in a statement. He said that Dr. S. M. Moin Qureshi was very proficient not […]


Senior journalist C.R. Shamsi passes away

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RAWALPINDI: Senior Journalist C.R. Shamsi died of cardiac arrest here on Friday. He was 62. He is survived by widow, four sons and a daughter. According to his friends, his funeral will be offered on Saturday. C.R. Shamsi worked for many national dailies in different positions — from reporter to editor. Hailing from Chakwal, he […]


Veteran journalist Nazeer Khan passes away at 93

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Veteran journalist Nazeer Khan passed away in Karachi on Thursday after prolonged illness. He was 93. He remained associated with Urdu daily Jasarat and other news publication during his over-50-year-long journalistic carrier. His funeral prayers will be offered today (Friday) after the Friday prayers at the Jama Masjid Shamsi in Shamsi Society near the airport. […]


Veteran journalist and analyst Rahimullah Yusufzai passes away

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Veteran journalist and analyst Rahimullah Yusufzai passed away on Thursday after a protracted battle with cancer, his son Arshad Yusufzai confirmed. The Peshawar-based journalist was considered an expert on the country’s tribal districts, Afghanistan and the Taliban. He covered the situation in Afghanistan since the Soviet invasion in 1979 and interviewed Al Qaeda leader Osama […]


All Pakistan Newspapers Society condoles

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KARACHI: Sarmad Ali, President, Nazafreen Saigol Lakhani, Secretary General, 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 Afzal Hussain Naqvi, Chairman City News Network and uncle of Syed Mohsin Naqvi, publisher, Daily City 42, Lahore. The APNS offered condolence […]


Journalist passes away

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HARIPUR: Senior journalist Mohammad Shahbaz passed away due to cardiac arrest in Ghazi tehsil, family sources said on Wednesday. The deceased, 68, left behind a minor son and a widow to mourn his death. He was laid to rest in Khalo village graveyard. Activists of political parties, including PML-N Senator Pir Sabir Shah, government officials, […]


Condolence meeting held to mourn death of journalist

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NAWABSHAH   – A condolence meeting was held at Divisional Directorate of Information Shaheed Benazirabad on Monday. Deputy Director Information Ghulam Abbas Goraho chaired the meeting attended by officials and staff of the Information department. The meeting expressed its sorrow and grief over the sad demise of senior journalist Anwar Ali Abbasi. The meeting offered Fateha […]


Columnist Ijaz Batalvi paid tribute

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The journalist community paid glowing tribute to senior columnist Ijaz Batalvi and said that his services for journalism will be remembered for long. The Faisalabad Press Club arranged a condolence reference to pay tribute to late Ijaz Batalvi. Group leader Shahid Ali, President GA Tanvir, Secretary Sajid Ali Khan and a large number of participants […]


All Pakistan Newspaper Society, Karachi Press Club, Karachi Union Journalist, politicians grieved over journalist’s death

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KARACHI: Senior journalist and Urdu daily Ummat’s chief editor Rafiq Afghan passed away on Monday morning in Karachi. He was 64. Afghan was ill for the past few days and was undergoing treatment at a private hospital. He had a lung infection that was deteriorated with coronavirus. His funeral prayers were offered at Shaheed Masjid […]


Journalist Salahuddin Haider passes away

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KARACHI—Journalist and former President of Karachi Press Club Salahuddin Haider has passed away. Former Secretary General Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) Amin Yousaf, in his Facebook post, paid tributes to the late journalist. In response, Editor-in-Chief Pakistan Observer Faisal Zahid Malik informed that “He was regular writer for Pakistan Observer and worked as a […]


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 […]