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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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Pakistan Press Foundation concerned on barrage of legal cases against Bangladesh senior editor, publisher

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to People’s Republic of Bangladesh Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina expressed serious concern over a barrage of legal cases filed against senior editor and publisher of a key Bangladesh English daily newspaper. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter said attempts to pursue coordinated legal proceedings against […]

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Tribute to Majid Nizami

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LAHORE: Veteran journalist Dr Majid Nizami was remembered on Saturday in a program organised by the Human Rights Society of Pakistan (HRSP) Paying tribute to the star of journalism at Hamdard centre, the speakers said that Dr Nizami was a man of his word, who spent all his life for the cause of two nation […]

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Ayesha Haroon laid to rest in Lahore

LAHORE: Ayesha Haroon, former editor of The News, was laid to rest on Thursday after the Zohr prayers. Her funeral prayers were held at the mosque near her residence 78-Haroon Street, Babar Block, New Garden Town, near Barkat Market. She was buried next to her father’s (Syed Haroon Shah) grave in the family quad at […]

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PPF Protests death threats to Editor of Sanghu weekly in Nepal

Pakistan Press Foundation has expressed concern over the death threats to Gopal Thapaliya, editor of the Sanghu weekly over a news report on corruption in the capital city, Kathmandu. Quoting information from Freedom Forum, PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in a letter to the Prime Minister of Nepal, Thapaliya was threatened by an unknown […]

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Working with Ayesha Haroon, my mentor

By: Umar Cheema ISLAMABAD: I woke up last Sunday morning with the noise of thundering clouds. The red light of my cell phone was blinking. Inside it was a text message from Absar Alam waiting for me: “Ayesha Haroon is no more.” The news of her death played havoc with me. She was my ‘Madam’ […]

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Senior journalist Ayesha Haroon dies in New York

LAHORE: Senior journalist Ayesha Haroon died of cancer in a New York hospital on Saturday, one of her brothers said. She was 46. Her funeral will take place at a mosque near her home, 78, Haroon Street, Babar Block, New Garden Town, and Lahore on Thursday after Zohar prayer. She will be laid to rest […]

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