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Veteran journalist Irshad Rao passes away

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ISLAMABAD: Senior journalist Irshad Rao, a vocal voice against Ziaul Haq’s dictatorship, passed away in Islamabad on Monday after a short illness. He was 76. He was laid to rest in the H-11 graveyard. Mr Rao was a renowned journalist with decades of experience spanning in local and international media. He was the editor of […]


Senior journalist laid to rest

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Naseer Qureshi, senior journalist and founding member and Chief News Editor of national news agency “INP”, has passed away. His Namaz-e-Janaza was offered in DI Khan and later he was laid to rest at his ancestral graveyard in DI Khan city. Well-known socio-political figures, including editor of “INP” Aftab Chaudhry participated in the funeral prayers. […]


Journalist Fawad Khurshid passes away

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ISLAMABAD—senior journalist and Director of News of Public TV Fawad Khurshid passed away after a prolonged illness. “The most shocking, unbelievable and distressing news is that @fawadkhurshid Sb is no longer with us. He was a very sophisticated and beautiful person. I met him for the first time in Islamabad Public News office,” Ruhma Irfan […]


Sayeed Hasan Khan: a versatile individual

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THE power of recapitulation is a rare phenomenon and those who are gifted with this asset are worth admiring. Sayeed Hasan Khan, a veteran journalist and intellectual who breathed his last in Karachi on Monday after reaching the nonagenarian mark, was no exception. Sayeed Hasan Khan, popularly known as Nawab Sahib or Saeed Bhai, was […]


Prime Minister (PM) condoles demise of senior journalist Khawaja Farrukh Saeed

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ISLAMABAD, Oct 16 (APP): Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif expressed grief and sorrow over the sad demise of senior journalist Khawaja Farrukh Saeed. In a message of condolence here on Sunday, he said Khawaja Farrukh was a prominent leader of journalists of Pakistan, particularly of Punjab. The PM said all his life he did journalism based […]


Witness in Ajay Lalwani murder case killed

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SUKKUR: A witness in the Ajay Lalwani murder case was killed on Wednesday in a road accident in district Khairpur. Journalist Naresh Kumar, witness in the murder case of Ajay Lalwani, was killed after a truck rammed into his motorcycle at Karimabad National Highway in Khairpur. Police took the truck into its custody, while the […]


Veteran journalist Zawwar Hasan is no more

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KARACHI: Veteran journalist Zawwar Hasan, whose career ranged from sports reporter and editorial writer to travel magazine editor and public affairs manager, passed away peacefully in San Francisco, US, after a brief illness, four months short of his 97th birthday. Born in January 1927 in Pratapgarh, India, he did his LLB from Allahabad University, then […]


Journalist Adil Rashdi passes away

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Senior journalist Pir Ali Murtaza Rashdi alias Adil Rashdi passed away after prolonged illness here on Wednesday. His funeral prayers were held at the Noorul Islam mosque in Zamzama, Defence Housing Authority. He was laid to rest in a local graveyard Adil Rashdi was a son of former information minister Pir Ali Mohammed Rashdi and […]


Slain Pakistani journalist honored at The Hague

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A memorial for journalists who gave their life in pursuit of truth was held at The Hague in the Netherlands on Monday, with slain Pakistani journalist Zubair Ahmed Mujahid among those honoured at the press freedom event. The case of Zubair Mujahid, who was shot dead in the city of Mirpurkhas back in 2007, was […]


Remembering Rahimullah Yusufzai

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Rahimullah Yusufzai was a well-known journalist, who passed away in Peshawar in September 2021 after battling cancer for over a year. He entered journalism in Karachi and moved to Islamabad after a short period. He had interest in regional affairs and political developments of the country, which was his preoccupation for the rest of his […]


Journalist passes away

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ISLAMABAD: Veteran journalist Syed Shamim Ahmed Rizvi passed away on Friday morning. He had started his journalistic carrier with Faiz Ahmad Faiz in The Pakistan Times and served in daily Muslim, Pakistan Observer, Pakistan Gulf Economist and Financial Times. He had also been associated with Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) as media adviser. […]


Former director news of PTV Riffat Nazir passes away

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ISLAMABAD—Former Director News of Pakistan Television (PTV), Riffat Nazir, passed away on Wednesday after a long battle with cancer. Riffat also worked as head of the PTV’s English Channel. She carried out her duties diligently, particularly in journalism. She worked as a reporter, producer, and editor with PTV. Her husband, Nazir Tabassum, also worked for […]


Former PCB media manager Khalid Butt passes away

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KARACHI: Former Pakistan Cricket Board media manager and veteran journalist Khalid Butt passed away on Friday. In a press release, the PCB expressed its sadness at the passing of Khalid and said it sent a message of condolence to his family. “Khalid was a renowned journalist who had worked with Pakistan Times and APP,” said […]


Veteran journalist Khalid Butt passes away

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Veteran journalist and former advisor to Chief Minister Punjab on media Khalid Butt breathed his last on Thursday evening. He was not feeling well for the last many days. Mr. Khalid Butt was associated with daily Pakistan Observer as Resident Editor of Lahore. He started his journalistic carrier from daily Pakistan Times and then worked […]