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Ex-foreign secretary Tanvir Ahmed dies

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ISLAMABAD, Nov 16: Former foreign secretary Dr Tanvir Ahmed Khan died on Saturday following a protracted illness. He was 81. According to his family, he had lung cancer and was being treated at a hospital at the time of his death. Tanvir Ahmed Khan was born in 1932 in Hoshiarpur, which is now part of […]


Condolence by APNS

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KARACHI: Nazafreen Saigol Lakhani, President, and Sarmad Ali, Secretary General of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS), have expressed profound grief on behalf of APNS office-bearers and members of the executive committee over the sad demise of Hafeez Ulfat, Chief Editor Daily Sarhad, Peshawar. Hafeez had a vibrant role in the newspaper industry and Journalism […]


The tragic passing of Thari journalist Ghulam Ali Khoso sparks criticism over lack of healthcare support

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MITHI: A Thari journalist, Ghulam Ali Khoso, passed away in a hospital in Karachi. He was 42. Khoso, who was associated with a leading Sindhi TV channel KTN and Daily Kawish as a reporter in the hilly town of Nagarparkar, was injured in a road accident a few weeks back in Nagarparkar town. Being from […]


Journalist passes away

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LAHORE: Journalist Abdul Hafeez Zafar passed away here on Wednesday after a protracted illness. He was 67. His brother told Dawn he had multiple health issues, mainly diabetes, and was bedridden for the last seven or so months. He was laid to rest at the Miani Sahib graveyard. His qul will be held on Friday […]


Dawn’s Vehari district correspondent Gulzar Baig died on Friday

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LAHORE: He was 52. He was laid to rest in the local graveyard in the evening. He was elected president of the Vehari Press Club in 2008. Source: Dawn


Journalist Saadat Ali Turk passes away in Haripur

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HARIPUR: Senior journalist Raja Saadat Ali Turk passed away here on Sunday, family and hospital sources confirmed. He was 58 and left behind a widow, two sons and a daughter to mourn his death. According to family sources, Saadat Ali Turk, known as Raja Sahib among his friends and acquaintances, came home from the local […]


Veteran journalist, a former associate of the late Zahid Malik remembered

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Senior journalists, former colleagues, and co-workers at a reference paid glowing tributes to veteran journalist, writer, editor, and columnist Mumtaz Liaqat who passed away recently (July 2, 2023) and termed his death an irreparable loss for the journalist community of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. Wherever he worked and whichever assignment he undertook, he did complete justice […]


Senior journalist passes away in Lahore

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LAHORE: Senior journalist and former chief reporter of Dawn Ashraf Mumtaz breathed his last after a cardiac arrest here on Friday. He was 70. His funeral prayers were offered in a mosque close to his residence after Asr prayers. He was laid to rest in Miani Sahib graveyard in the evening. He has left behind […]


Senior Journalist Aslam Butt passes away in Islamabad

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Senior Journalist Aslam Butt passed away in Islamabad last night. He began his professional career as a journalist back in 1985 from Pakistan Press International (PPI). He remained associated with the Monitoring Section of Radio Pakistan as well as other media outlets. Aslam Butt was a diligent, highly professional and outspoken journalist who always regarded […]


Geo News cameraman Abdul Salam Soomro passes away

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ISLAMABAD— Abdul Salam Soomro, a cameraman for Geo News who worked on Hamid Mir’s show, died on Friday at PIMS Hospital after suffering a stroke. Soomro was continuously in turmoil because of his financial situation, and a few days ago, to make matters worse, he received a show-cause notice. He was also needlessly harassed while […]


APNS grieved over Waseela’s death

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Nazafreen Saigol Lakhani, President and Sarmad Ali, Secretary General of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) have expressed profound grief on behalf of APNS Office Bearers and members of the executive committee over the sad demise of Mrs. Waseela Shaukat, Publisher and mother of Mr. Kanwar Tanvir Shaukat, Editor, Daily Ghareeb, Faisalabad. The APNS offered […]


JOURNALIST IMTIAZ BAIG KILLED IN JHELUM

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  JHELUM: A private channel’s reporter Imtiaz Baig has been killed in an ‘assassination attempt’ carried out by unidentified persons in Jhelum, ARY News reported on Thursday. Police confirmed that Samaa TV reporter Imtiaz Baig was killed in an ‘assassination attempt’. Police detailed that unidentified persons attacked Baig with baton when he came out of […]


The trouble with Tarek

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Tarek Fatah, a Pakistani-Canadian journalist and author, died on April 24 this year. He had for years criticized the partition of India, which many people do, but he went many steps further by calling for the annihilation of Pakistan. He was a leftist student leader and a journalist in Karachi in the 1960s and 1970s […]


CPJ, 14 organizations call on Kenyan authorities to expedite investigations into killing of journalist Arshad Sharif

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CPJ and 14 human rights organizations and press associations issued a joint statement on Tuesday, May 2, calling on Kenyan authorities to expedite investigations into the killing of Pakistani journalist Arshad Sharif and to ensure accountability in a transparent judicial process. In October 2022, Kenyan police said an officer fatally shot Sharif in Kajiado County […]