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Firdous condoles death of journalist

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Special Assistant to Prime Minister on information and Broadcasting, Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan expressed her deep sorrow and grief over the sad demise of Mushtaq Ali Kamboh, a Hub-based (Baluchistan) senior journalist, associated with Jang and Geo who passed away in Karachi on Sunday at a local hospital after a brief illness. She lauded the […]


Remembering the humility of Anil Datta and Idrees Bakhtiar

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The last story Anil Datta put his name on was about Idrees Bakhtiar. Five days before his own death, Datta covered a condolence reference for Idrees, who had passed away a month ago. He wrote “glowing and affectionate tributes were heaped on the late journalist”, unaware that a similar event would be held for both […]


Veteran journalist Omer Qambrani passes away

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QUETTA: Veteran journalist Mohammad Omer Qambrani passed away after a long illness on Wednesday night. He was 81. He is survived by his wife, a son and three daughters. Mr Qambrani began his career at weekly Jamalistan published from Jaffarabad. It was shut down during Ayub Khan’s martial law. Later, he worked as the correspondent for various […]


Another case registered against suspect in anchor’s murder

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Karachi: The Darakhshan police on Thursday registered another case against Atif Zaman, the suspect who had gunned down TV anchorperson Mureed Abbas, 34, and Khizar Hayat, 45, over a monetary dispute in Defence Housing Authority on Tuesday evening before attempting suicide. Darakhshan SHO Shah Jehan Lashari said on Thursday that it transpired during the investigation that the […]


President Sukkur Press Club passes away

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SUKKUR: Senior journalist and president, Sukkur Press Club, Javed Ahmed Memon, on Tuesday passed away at the Gambat Institute of Medical Sciences, Khairpur. Memon who was affiliated with various newspapers during his professional career was also an active political analyst. Chairman, Pakistan People’s Party, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, CM Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah, PPP’s senior […]


TV anchor Mureed Abbas shot dead in Karachi

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Karachi – Unidentified gunmen shot dead Bol News TV anchor Mureed Abbas and his friend in Karachi on Tuesday. According to police, unidentified gunmen fired on Mureed’s car at Khayaban- e-Bukhari area. Mureed Abbas received bullet injuries on his chest and abdomen and died on way to hospital. His friend Khizar was also killed along with him. […]


Journalist Zuhra Karim passes away

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KARACHI: Senior journalist Zuhra Karim passed away in Singapore on Monday. Ms Karim was the founding and serving editor of She, Pakistan’s first and foremost women’s publication. She established the magazine in 1963 after graduating from the London School of Economics in the late fifties. In her first editorial for the magazine on June 15, […]


A woman of substance — a tribute to Zuhra Karim

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KARACHI: Zuhra Karim, one of Pakistan’s pioneering women journalists founded She magazine in 1963 and edited it thereafter for decades till ill health obliged her to withdraw. She was also a dedicated co-founder of SOS Children’s Villages of Sindh which provides care for children without parents or homes. This writer was privileged to be associated […]


Idrees Bakhtiar’s services to be remembered forever: JI chief

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Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief Senator Siraj-ul-Haq on Monday visited the residence of veteran journalist Idrees Bakhtiar to express condolence to the family members over his sad demise. On the occasion, he prayed for the departed soul and said that the services of the senior journalist for the profession could not be forgotten. He said, “Idrees Bakhtiar […]


Veteran journalist Anil Datta laid to rest

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Karachi: As the funeral service for The News International senior staffer Anil Datta, fondly called Datta sahib, ended at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Saddar on a calm and cloudy Sunday evening, a couple, apparently in their 50s, sitting on the benches at one entrance of the Gora Qabristan was already waiting for the procession […]


The News colleagues’ fond memories of veteran journalist Anil Datta

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The News International senior staffer Anil Datta’s colleagues remember him as an erudite and affectionate person. The veteran journalist passed away due to heart failure on Friday evening at the age of 74. Subeditor Saba Habib said that in her eight-month period at the city desk, she found Datta to be a committed employee, true-hearted […]


Veteran journalist Anil Datta passes away

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Veteran journalist Anil Datta passed away in Karachi on Friday. In his seventies, Datta breathed his last at the premises of the Karachi Press Club. He belonged to the Christian community, and was known for his impeccable skills of written and spoken English. He graduated from Government College, Lahore and later settled in Karachi to begin […]


Journalist Idrees Bakhtiar remembered

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KARACHI: People from various walks of life paid homage to senior journalist Idrees Bakhtiar, who recently died here, on Saturday. “It was on the night of the grand iftar hosted by the Karachi Union of Journalists at the Karachi Press Club [KPC] on May 25 that we noticed him in some discomfort and rushed him […]


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 […]