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Dawn columnist Irfan Husain passes away in England

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Dawn columnist Irfan Husain passed away early Wednesday in Dorset, England, his family said. In a tweet, his son Shakir Husain said he was grateful his father “slipped away gently” and that he was able to be with him. “See you on the other side, Abba.” In a column in Dawn published earlier this year […]


Dawn columnist Irfan Husain passes away in England

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Dawn columnist Irfan Husain passed away early Wednesday in Dorset, England, his family said. In a tweet, his son Shakir Husain said he was grateful his father “slipped away gently” and that he was able to be with him. “See you on the other side, Abba.” In a column in Dawn published earlier this year […]


Noted columnist Abdul Qadir Hasan passes away

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LAHORE: Known columnist Abdul Qadir Hasan passed away here on Monday. He was 89. Mr Hasan belonged to a village in the Salt Range. He moved to Lahore in his early years and received education from the Jamia Ashrafia. He learnt from Maulana Maududi and Allama Daud Ghaznavi, while in the field of journalism, Hameed […]


Senior journalist Pir Sufaid Shah passes away

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PESHAWAR: Senior journalist and the founding editor of Peshawar’s Daily Wahdat, Pir Syed Sufaid Shah Hamdard, passed away on Tuesday after a protracted illness. Known as the father of Pashto journalism, Hamdard had been bed-ridden for long and was admitted to a local hospital three weeks ago and passed away on Tuesday. His funeral prayers […]


Geo News’ Arshad Waheed laid to rest

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RAWALPINDI: Senior Geo News journalist Arshad Waheed Chaudhry was laid to rest at graveyard of Media Town late Saturday night. Arshad Waheed, who was suffering from COVID-19, passed away on Saturday afternoon. A large number friends of Arshad Waheed Chaudhry attended his Nimaz-e-Jinaza. Dua for the departed soul was held at Jamia Masjid of Media […]


Senior TV journalist dies of Covid-19

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ISLAMABAD: Senior journalist and TV anchor Arshad Waheed Chaudhary passed away on Saturday due to Covid-19. According to sources in the family and friends, Mr Chaudhry had been diagnosed with Covid-19 two weeks ago and was admitted to Holy Family Hospital in Rawalpindi. The doctors had put him on a ventilator after his condition deteriorated […]


Senior journalist Shah Nawaz Mohal passes away

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Senior journalist and former Pakistan Today employee Shah Nawaz Mohal passed away on Saturday. Born on Aug 3, 1990, Mohal excelled in feature writing and regularly wrote columns and features for leading publications of the country. He also ventured into reporting where he brought to life key issues that needed immediate attention. He completed his […]


Former Dawn editor Saleem Asmi passes away

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KARACHI: Syed Fazle Saleem Asmi, better known as Saleem Asmi, veteran journalist and former editor of Dawn, passed away in the early hours of Saturday morning after a long illness. He was 85.   He is survived by his wife, two sons and a daughter. Fam­ily members and frie­nds said that the schedule of Mr […]


Veteran journalist remembered on first death anniversary

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The late Abul Hasanat, who had also served as the city editor of Dawn in his long journalistic career, was remembered on Saturday evening at the Karachi Press Club, where a programme was held in connection with his first death anniversary. He was remembered as a well-read person with great insights into history, journalism, linguistics […]


Legendary TV host Tariq Aziz passes away

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LAHORE: In an era of grandeur and gimmicks, the glory of grace seems to be lost – and the man who brought that grace to Pakistani television has now left the world too. Tariq Aziz was the man of firsts, the first male television anchor, the first Pakistani game show host, the first to represent our […]


Shahnawaz Bhutto’s birth anniversary observed

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LARKANA: Pakistan Peo­­ples Party-Shaheed Bhu­tto on Thursday observed the 61st birthday of Mir Shahnawaz Bhutto at Al-Mur­taza House on Thursday. The party’s Larkana division chapter leaders Inayat Ali Umrani, Barkat Ali Mirjat and Inam Narejo said at the function that Mir Shahnawaz stood out as a symbol of courage for the oppressed and led a […]


Journalist found dead in his car in Rawalpindi

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RAWALPINDI: The decomposed body of a 60-year-old journalist was recovered from his car abandoned in the parking lot of Holy Family Hospital (HFH) on Tuesday. Police said the silver car had been parked on the hospital premises for several days but no one from the security staff and others noticed that a man was lying […]


Art reporters like Anil Datta cannot be easily replaced, say speakers at condolence event

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Friends, colleagues and art lovers gathered at a condolence event at the Arts Council of Pakistan Karachi on Saturday evening to remember Anil Datta, a veteran journalist who passed away recently. Several journalists, civil society and cultural activists and academics attended the gathering that was organised by the Arts Council of Pakistan. Speakers at the […]


Broadcaster passes away

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ISLAMABAD: Renowned broadcaster, compere, anchorperson, social worker Arifa Shamsa was laid to rest at H-11 graveyard on Friday. She was the mother-in-law of Dawn’s senior staff reporter Mubarak Zeb Khan. She breathed her last early Friday morning after a protracted illness. She was 77. Born to well-known literary and social family in pre-partitioned Delhi, Ms […]