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Journalist I.H. Raashed dies at 82

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LAHORE: A selfless fighter for the rights of his community and veteran journalist, I.H. Raashed, died of heart failure on Thursday. He was 82. A trade unionist to the core and a fatherly figure for the journalist community, Mr Raashed suffered a heart attack after Fajr prayers and died soon afterwards at his residence in […]

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All Pakistan Newspapers Society condoles demise of journalist

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KARACHI: Sarmad Ali, the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) president, expressed profound grief over the sad demise of Syed Ashiq Ali Furrukh, senior resident editor, Daily Express, Multan, and father-in-law of SM Munir Jilani, the APNS joint secretary. Late Syed Ashiq Ali Furrukh, masters in journalism from Punjab University, was a senior and veteran journalist […]

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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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All Pakistan Newspapers Society chief grieved over Siraj’s death

KARACHI: The president of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS), Sarmad Ali, has expressed sorrow and grief over the death of Sirajul Haq Memon, a former chief editor of Hilal-i-Pakistan daily and distinguished intellectual of Sindh. In a message, the APNS president said that Mr Memon’s contribution for the promotion of Sindhi journalism and culture […]

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Noted journalist, poet Anwar Pirzado remembered

By: Razzak Abro KARACHI: Speakers at a book launching ceremony held on Saturday evening opined that senior journalist, poet and anthropologist, Anwar Pirzado, remained a source of inspiration for youth in his life, and his work had continued the job even after his death. People from intelligentsia, journalism and civil society gathered at Arts Council […]

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M.A. Majid — Dawn’s unknown soldier

By: Muhammad Ali Siddiqi IF Dawn truly had an unknown soldier, it was M.A. Majid, who died in Karachi on Thursday after a prolonged illness. Very few people knew him outside the profession because self-projection was never his forte. Yet it was Majid who groomed writers, some of them mediocre, into becoming renowned columnists. What […]

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