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RIP Idrees Bakhtiar — a gentleman and a journalist

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Idrees Bakhtiar, who died yesterday in Karachi of complications from heart disease, was a giant of Pakistani journalism, a voracious chaser of paper and destroyer of word-processor keyboards who leaves an indelible mark on his profession. Idrees Sahib, as he was known to newswomen (and men), and to at least three generations of Pakistani presidents […]


Veteran journalist Idrees Bakhtiar passes away in Karachi

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Veteran journalist Idrees Bakhtiar who had remained associated with the Herald and other renowned media outlets in a career spanning decades passed away in Karachi on Wednesday. He was 75. He was admitted to the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) a few days earlier in connection with a heart problem and died at the facility today. Bakhtiar […]


Journalist Nusrat Nasrullah dies

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KARACHI: Distinguished journalist and columnist Nusrat Nasrullah passed away here on Friday. He was 72. Mr Nasrullah was born to a Punjabi mother and Madrasi father. From the mother’s side he was related to the famous Kureishi family. Renowned Dawn columnist and cricket commentator Omar Kureishi was his maternal uncle, and the celebrated London-based English […]


Pir Hussamuddin remembered on 37th death anniversary

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THATTA: Internationally acclaimed scholar, journalist, historian, writer and academician Pir Hussamuddin Rashdi was remembered at a well-attended ceremony held in Makli on Monday to observe his 37th death anniversary. Eminent literary figures, historians, archaeologists and intellectuals paid homage to the great scholar at the ceremony organised by the Pir Hussamuddin Rashdi Yadgar Committee. Speaking to […]


Dawn’s former news editor Jamil Akhtar passes away

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KARACHI: Jamil Akh­tar, a former news editor of daily Dawn, passed away on Sunday, according to the family. He was 79. Mr Akhtar remained associated with journalism for half a century and worked for various news organisations in former East Pakistan, China and the UAE as well as Pakistan in senior positions. He was admitted […]


Film star Muhammad Ali remembered

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ISLAMABAD-Renowned film star of Pakistan’s silver screen Muhammad Ali was remembered on his 13th death Anniversary today. Muhammad Ali was born on April 19, 1931 in Rampur‚ India. His family moved from Rampur to Rohtak after his birth and then to Multan shortly after the independence of Pakistan. Muhammad Ali joined Radio Pakistan Hyderabad as a broadcaster in 1956. He also […]


A star broadcaster fades away

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WAQAR Ahmad, who passed away in a London hospital on Wednesday, was one of the most outstanding broadcasters the BBC Urdu Service has had. The only son among the seven children of Nisar Ahmad, a prominent lawyer in Sitapur, in Uttar Pradesh (India), Waqar Ahmad completed his college courses in Lucknow before taking his master’s […]


21st death anniversary of Agha Talish

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Filmstar and one of the finest actors of his time, Agha Talish, was remembered by his fans on his 21st death anniversary on Tuesday. Known as Agha Talish, Agha Ali Abbas Qizilbash was born in Ludhiana, India, in 1926 and made his debut in 1947 and was mostly known and recognized in Pakistan for playing […]


Death anniversary of Musa Khankhel observed

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MINGORA: The 10th death anniversary of Musa Khankhel, correspondent of Geo News and The News, was observed here at the Swat Press Club on Monday. Journalists, writers and elders paid glowing tributes to the slain journalist. Unidentified persons had shot dead Musa Khankhel in Matta tehsil in Swat district on February 18, 2009, where he […]


Asma’s role for human rights extolled

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LARKANA: Speakers at a gathering on Monday paid homage to the towering personality of Asma Jahangir who contributed much towards human rights. The Human Rights Commis­sion of Pakistan (HRCP) Shahdadkot chapter and Sindh Secular Study Forum had jointly organised the progra­mme in Shahdadkot’s lab­our hall to remember the services of the international icon on her […]


Qalandar Momand remembered

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Peshawar: Poets and writers gathered on Monday to mark the 16th death anniversary of noted poet, critic and journalist, Qalandar Momand who was born in 1930 and passed away on 2003. Scholars presented research papers on various aspects of life and services of Qalandar Momand who had contributed to more than one discipline of the […]


Death anniversary of poet Habibur Rahman observed

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Peshawar – Poets, writers and scholars gathered on Monday to mark 16th death anniversary of noted poet, critic and journalist, Sahibzada Habibur Rahman alias Qalandar Momand (1930-2003). Scholars presented research papers on various aspects of life and services of Qalandar Momand who had contributed to more than one discipline of Pashto language and literature. Organisers […]


Remembering Asma Jahangir on her first death anniversary

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Pakistan is observing today the first death anniversary of human rights lawyer and social activist Asma Jahangir who passed away last year owing to a cardiac arrest. To commemorate the life of the human rights defender The Asma Jahangir Legal Foundation will be conducting a ceremony on Monday which will pay accolades to the advocate’s […]


Flashback: Fifty Years Without Madhubala

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February 23 this year will mark the 50th death anniversary of a truly iconic star of the Urdu/Hindi cinema. Venus of the Indian screen, as she was called, Madhubala died merely nine days after her 36th birthday. Her innumerable admirers were spared of watching the ravages of time affect her beauty. In this she was […]