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Former Dawn staffer Anjum Niaz dies

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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 […]

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Organiser of city’s major mushairas dies in car crash

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KARACHI: Azhar Abbas Hashmi, one of the founding members of the cultural organisation Sakinan-i-Shehr-i-Quaid and a man of letters in his own right, died in a car accident in Defence here on Saturday. He was 76. He leaves his wife and five sons. Mr Hashmi was born in Gwaliar. He did his masters in geology […]

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Carcass of rare Indus dolphin washes ashore

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SUKKUR: A carcass of a blind dolphin, which appeared to have died about a week ago, washed ashore on the bank of the Indus river near here on Thursday. People of the area said that they had noticed the dolphin, which was visibly injured, in the river for some days and informed the wildlife department […]

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Veteran journalist Raja Asghar passes away

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ISLAMABAD: Veteran journalist Raja Mohammad Asghar died here on Saturday morning after a brief illness. He was 78. It was only six weeks ago that doctors had diagnosed him with an advanced stage of pancreatic cancer. Having over 50 years of experience of working with leading national and foreign news agencies and newspapers, Raja Asghar […]

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Rest in peace: Former journalist Naushaba Burney dies at 83

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KARACHI: Former journalist and social activist, Naushaba Burney, passed away on Thursday. She was 83. According to her sister, Oxford University Press managing director Ameena Saiyid, Burney was hospitalised on Wednesday after suffering from a pneumonia infection. An asthma attack on Thursday ended her life at South City Hospital. Before she fell sick, Burney was […]

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Veteran Urdu fiction writer Intizar Hussain passes away at 92

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LAHORE: Veteran short story writer, novelist, columnist and poet Intizar Hussain passed away on Tuesday at a hospital in Lahore. The 92-year-old was undergoing treatment at a private hospital. Hussain was among the 10 finalists for the Man Booker International Prize for fiction in 2013. He was the first Pakistani and the first Urdu writer […]

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Wildlife dept to take to task guard who killed pangolin

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KARACHI: Hours after a security guard shot a pangolin five times in Zamzama on Sunday, the animal succumbed to its injuries while being treated at a private veterinary clinic. “It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing away of the rescued pangolin in Karachi. He could not make it through the night […]

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Heatstroke leaves another 26 dead in Sindh

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KARACHI: While the weeklong spell of heatwave has ended, with the Sindh government putting the figure of those affected by heatstroke at 100,000 in Karachi only, at least 26 more victims died in the city and two other districts on Monday. Of the latest deaths, 20 were reported from Karachi and three each from Dadu […]

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Shabnam Shakeel remembered

By: Peerzada Salman KARACHI: Speakers lauded the services of poetess Shabnam Shakeel, who passed away on March 2, to the world of literature at a literary reference organised by the Academy of Letters, Sindh, and Tehzeeb Foundation at a hotel on Saturday. The event was presided over by poetess Zehra Nigah while Chairman of the […]

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