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Tributes to Nizami at NY meeting

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NEW YORK: Paying tributes to veteran journalist Dr Majid Nizami, speakers said that he fought for Pakistan and its ideology throughout his life. They expressed these views at a meeting held on Wednesday to honour the memory of late Dr Majid Nizami. The meeting was organised by Tyeba Zia, a columnist for the Nawa-i-Waqt, in […]

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Renowned writer Qamar Ali Abbasi passes away

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KARACHI: Renowned Pakistani writer, broadcaster and columnist Qamar Ali Abbasi – considered a trend setter in writing Urdu travelogues – has passed away in New York. Abbasi was conferred the Tamagha-e-Imtiaz in 2000 and had also received the prestigious All Pakistan Newspaper Society (APNS) Award in 1991 for writing the best column. He also served […]

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‘Tell story of Pakistan to world through your films’

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Madeeha Syed KARACHI: “No one knows the world in Pakistan as well as you do. Tell that story through your films,” said award-winning New York-based Indian filmmaker Mira Nair during a session on ‘Independent film financing and publicity’ on the last day of the International Conference on Film and Television. The three-day conference organised by […]

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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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Human Rights Watch slams authorities over Shia massacre in Quetta

NEW YORK: The Pakistani government’s persistent failure to protect the minority Shia community from sectarian attacks by militant groups is reprehensible and amounts to complicity in the barbaric slaughter of Pakistani citizens, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday. In a statement, the HRW said the government should immediately hold accountable those responsible for ordering and […]

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