Akhtar bin Shahid Jafri | Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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ABS and his tribe of the pen

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Those enchanted evenings where novices like me could hone their skills by sharing a toast with the learned and the accomplished have long left our press clubs. But we, the products of those evenings, are still around to tell the story. It was the start of the depressing decade of 1980s. The cacophony of General […]

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ABS Jafri, a pioneer journalist, remembered

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ISLAMABAD: There might be many reasons for the apparent decline of quality journalism in Pakistan. But perhaps one reason is that journalists in the country today do not have any role models from within their own industry. They are not aware of dedicated journalists who passed before them, people such as the late Akhtar bin […]

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ABS Jafri — a versatile journalist and man of character

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Akhtar bin Shahid Jafri, known to his friends and acquaintances as ABS Jafri, was one of the pioneers of journalism in Pakistan. Those who remember him still will be observing his 10th death anniversary this weekend. Jafri had a diverse career, spanning more than five decades — an accomplished journalist, a broadcaster, and a writer […]

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