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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 […]


Veteran journalist Manzoor Hussain passes away

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Senior journalist Manzoor Hussain, who was part of the founding team of The News, passed away on Tuesday morning. He was 74. A veteran reporter, Hussain began his journalistic career with the Hurriyat newspaper back in the 70s after completing his master’s in journalism from the University of Karachi. He worked for several newspapers, including […]


Journalist Mirza Khurram Baig dies of Covid-19

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Senior journalist Mirza Khurram Baig passed away at a private hospital on Thursday due to health complications arising out of the coronavirus infection. He was 49. His health condition had deteriorated over the past few days, and he had been put on ventilator a day before his death. Last week, he had been diagnosed with […]


Radio broadcaster Nawab Yousafzai passes away

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SWABI: Radio broadcaster, reporter and poet Nawab Ali Khan Yousafzai, who passed away due to protracted illness, was laid to rest in his ancestral graveyard in Doubian village late on Monday night, his family members said. Mr Yousafzai had performed duty as a reporter in India during the 1965 war between India and Pakistan. Later, […]


Senior journalist Fasahat Mohiuddin passes away

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Senior journalist and The News staffer Fasahat Mohiuddin passed away on Friday after a brief illness in Karachi, his family members said. He was 65. His funeral prayers will be held after Zuhr prayers today at the Bilal Masjid near Gol Market in Nazimabad. He had suffered a massive stroke a few days ago and […]


OBITUARY: Ruling hearts and minds of journalists, rights’ defenders

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VERY few people embody equally impressive qualities of head and heart. I.A. Rehman was one of those rare individuals, sought after for his advice, his deep knowledge, his warmth and humour and, simply, his companionship. Rehman Sahib, as he was known to all, developed a special relationship with everyone he had a chance to work […]


Dawn columnist and human rights advocate I.A. Rehman passes away in Lahore

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Dawn columnist and human rights advocate I.A. Rehman passed away in Lahore on Monday at the age of 90. His funeral will be held at Masjid Al Quds A-1 Society Township near LRBT hospital after Isha prayers. Rehman left behind three sons and two daughters. His wife had passed away earlier in 2015 According to […]


Veteran journalist Zia Shahid dies

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LAHORE: Veteran journalist Zia Shahid passed away here on Monday after a prolonged illness. He was 78. Shahid had been undergoing treatment for heart-related ailment at Shaikh Zayed Hospital for the last two weeks. He was Editor-in-Chief of Roznama Khabrain and Channel Five. The seasoned journalist remained associated with various publications during his illustrious career. […]


Former Dawn reporter Shahriar passes away

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KARACHI: Hasan Shahriar, a leading journalist, columnist and political analyst of Bangladesh, passed away in Dhaka on Saturday, according to information reaching here. He was 74. Mr Shahriar had also served as a staff reporter in Dawn and Evening Star in the sixties before moving to Bangladesh. In Bangladesh, he worked as the first executive […]


Veteran journalist Usman Hameed passes away

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ISLAMABAD: Veteran journalist and former Chief News Editor of Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) Usman Hameed passed away after a protracted illness on Friday. He was 73. His funeral was held in his native town Wah after the Asr prayer, which was attended by relatives and close friends. Family sources said the deceased had been […]


Sindh Chief Minister orders probe to investigate murder of journalists Ajay Lalwani.

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Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah ordered the provincial inspector general of police to form a joint investigation team to investigate the murder of Ajay Lalwani, reporter for Royal News TV who was murdered in the Sukkur city of the Sindh province on March 18. A group of armed men opened fire on the journalist […]


First TV host Kanwal Naseer passes away

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s first television host, anchor and artist Kanwal Naseer passed away on Thursday. She was 70. She was the one who spoke to viewers along with Tariq Aziz during the first ever transmission of PTV in 1964, saying Yeah Pakistan Television Hai (This is Pakistan Television). Kanwal was suffering from diabetes and was admitted […]


Journalist Dies in Faisalabad

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FAISALABAD: Senior journalist, Bureau Chief daily ‘The news’ Sardar Mohammad Akhtar has passed away after a protracted illness here. His funeral procession was taken out from his residence and Namaz-e-Janaza was offered at Khizra Masjid D-Block People’s Colony. A large number of people belonging to all walks of life including journalists, traders, business, industrialists, lawyers […]