Former Dawn staffer Anjum Niaz dies
KARACHI: Anjum Niaz, a former assistant editor of Dawn, died in New Jersey, US, on Saturday night.
She had joined this newspaper in the late 1980s after transfer from daily Star and edited the newspaper’s Friday magazine for several years.
After her transfer to Dawn’s Islamabad bureau in the early 1990s, she covered the Foreign Office for some time. Anjum Niaz was the daughter of Fida Hasan, who was the chief secretary of former West Pakistan during the 1960s.
She was a prolific columnist who endeared herself to Dawn’s readers with fascinating insights into the lives of the rich and famous through a weekly column, Crème de la crème, which this newspaper published for well over a decade.