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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 […]


Journalist, academic Prof Mateen-ur-Rehman Murtaza passes away

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KARACHI: Veteran journalist and former chairman of Karachi University’s mass communication department Prof Syed Mateen-ur-Rehman Murtaza was laid to rest in the university’s graveyard on Tuesday. He passed away on Monday night following complications from a surgery. He was in his 80s. His funeral prayers were offered after Zohr at Masjid-i-Ibrahim, which were attended by […]


Prem Shivani remembered on death anniversary

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Eminent journalist, poet, teacher and calligrapher Prem Shivani was remembered on his fifth death anniversary which was observed by Sindh Adabi Sangat at Cafe Thar in Mithi town on Wednesday night. A number of local literary figures, journalists and artists appreciated the relentless efforts by late Prem Shivani, who, according to them, tried his best […]


Former editor of Nada-e-Millat Anis-ur-Rehman passes away

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LAHORE—Anisur Rehman, a former editor of Nada-e-Millat magazine of Nawa-e-Waqt Group died of a blood clot in the brain in Lahore. Weekly Corporate Ambassador reported that the senior journalist, also a TV analyst and blogger was driving near Bhatta-Chowk Lahore when he felt unwell. The police called 1122 who rushed him to National Hospital. Following […]


Jang-Geo reporter in Sanghar passes away

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SUKKUR: The senior reporter of Jang/Geo Sanghar, Akhtar Qureshi, has passed away after cardiac arrest on Friday. Journalists, civil society, and politicians of Sanghar have paid rich tributes to his services and said the deceased would be remembered for long. Newspaper: The News


Rich tributes paid to slain journalist Javedullah

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MINGORA: The members of the civil society and newsmen on Monday paid rich tributes to journalist Javedullah Khan on his 1st death anniversary. President of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists Workers Pervez Shaukat was the chief guest on the occasion, while a number of journalists from various parts of Malakand division, Peshawar and Islamabad attended […]


Death anniversary of Musa Khankhel today

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MINGORA: The 12th death anniversary of Musa Khankhel, correspondent for Geo News and The News, is being observed today. A function has been arranged at the Swat Press Club in Mingora, where journalists, writers and local elders are going to pay tributes to the slain journalist. It may be recalled that unidentified persons had shot […]


Renowned poet, writer Rehan Azmi passes away

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KARACHI: Renowned Urdu poet and writer Dr Rehan Azmi passed away on Tuesday after a prolonged illness. Noted for his heart-wrenching nohas and marsias, Dr Azmi also has to his credit a vast collection of poems. Some of his popular works include Bargah-e-Aqeedat, Tehzeeb-e-Manqabat, the three-volume series of Aik Anso Karbala Mein, Hurriyat-e-Fikr, Lalu Kheeti […]


Punjabi writer Nadir Ali passes away

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LAHORE: Punjabi short story writer and poet, retired Col Nadir Ali, was laid to rest at his ancestral village of Machhiyana in Gujrat district on Saturday. He was suffering from chest congestion and had been admitted to the Combined Military Hospital here for around three weeks where he passed away early on Saturday. He had […]


Veteran journalist Abdul Hameed Chhapra passes away

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KARACHI: As members of the Karachi Press Club were announcing rival panels for KPC’s upcoming annual elections, there was sad news coming in about the passing of one of its oldest stalwarts and former president Abdul Hameed Chhapra on Tuesday afternoon. He was 81. Mr Chhapra served as KPC’s president for five times and once […]


Veteran journalist Hasan Musanna passes away

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ISLAMABAD: Veteran journalist, Muhammad Hasan Musanna died of a protracted illness here on Monday. He was 94. He is survived by three sons and a daughter. His wife passed away in March. Funeral prayers will be offered on Tuesday (today) after Zuhar at 1:30pm at Gilania Mosque, Sector G-8/1, near his house No-525 in street […]