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Former PTV producer passes away

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LAHORE: Former producer at Pakistan Television Lahore Station, Muhammad Azeem, died of a cardiac arrest here on Sunday. He was 70. Mr Azeem produced memorable TV serials such as Darya, Neelay Hath and Asmaan. Ikramul Haq, brother-in-law of Muhammad Azeem, told Dawn that the funeral would be held on Tuesday (Feb 2). “The time and […]

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Actor, playwright Kamal Ahmed Rizvi passes away

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Kamal Ahmed Rizvi, the man behind one of the most celebrated sitcoms of the country ‘Alif Noon’ breathed his last due to a heart attack after a prolonged illness in Karachi on Thursday, Express News reported. The 85-year-old actor was born in Indian state of Bihar in 1930, and served the prolific roles of actor, […]

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Journalist dies in road accident

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KARACHI: Anwar Sami, a cartoonist who remained associated with several newspapers, including Dawn, Jang and Morning News, died in a road accident in Gulshan-i-Maymar area on Thursday. He was 77. According to family sources, he is survived by his wife and four sons. He was on a routine evening walk near his residence when he […]

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Journalist, diplomat Qutbuddin Aziz passes away

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Karachi – Veteran journalist and diplomat Qutbuddin Aziz died of respiratory complications at a hospital here on Saturday night. He was 86. He was born in 1929 in Lucknow where his maternal grandfather, Nawab Abdullah Khan, owned and edited Urdu daily Hamdam. He was educated in New Delhi, Simla and Hyderabad Deccan. He was vice […]

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Noted poet and columnist Jamiluddin Aali passes away

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KARACHI: Noted poet, writer and columnist Jamiluddin Aali passed away after a protracted illness here on Monday. He was around 90. Aali, who was most famous for the numerous national songs he penned, had been under treatment at a private hospital for the last three days. Heart failure was stated to be the cause of […]

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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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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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Condolence reference held for M.A Majid

KARACHI: The Dawn Unit of Karachi Union of Journalists (KUJ) held a condolence reference for veteran journalist late M.A Majid for his services to journalism, the trade union movement and his fight for the cause of the downtrodden. Those who spoke included senior journalists Mohammad Ali Siddiqui, Zubaida Mustafa, Jawaid Bokhari, Habib Khan Ghori, Asim […]

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Noted writer Siraj Memon laid to rest

KARACHI: Renowned Sindhi intellectual writer, journalist and senior lawyer of Supreme Court Sirajul Haq Memon was laid to rest at DHA graveyard in Karachi on Sunday. He passed away in the city on Saturday at the age of 79. His funeral prayers were offered after Zohr prayers at Sultan mosque phase-V, DHA. Chief Justice Sindh […]

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Sirajul Haq Memon: a versatile writer

By: Shaikh Aziz KARACHI: In the death of Sirajul Haq Memon, Sindhi literature has lost not only an enthusiastic writer but a very committed person who applied his creative faculty for the promotion of many genres of Sindhi literature. His varied interest in fiction, linguistics and history made him a versatile writer who made some […]

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A distinguished writer remembered

LAHORE: Zahid Akkasi was remembered as a distinguished and principled writer, journalist and filmmaker at a commemoration reference organised by the South Asia Free Media Association here on Monday. Akkasi passed away in Lahore on January 12. Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) Secretary General IA Rehman, a close friend of the deceased, said he […]

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Film producer Aftab Mangi, who also brought foreign blockbusters to Pakistan, passes away at 67

By: Aftab Mangi KARACHI: After graduating from Sindh University with a BA in political science, Aftab Mangi arrived at a fork in the road and decided to take the one less travelled. For the landscape of Pakistani cinema, that indeed made all the difference. The prominent Sindhi film producer and distributer of foreign movies passed […]

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Sports journalist Shams-uz-Zaman passes away

KARACHI: Senior sports journalist and Olympic hockey umpire Shams-uz-Zaman passed away on Sunday at the age of 76 in Karachi after suffering a heart attack, announced Sports Journalists Association of Sindh (SJAS). The SJAS expressed deep sorrow and grief over the loss of the senior sports journalist and great hockey lover. Shams-uz-Zaman was associated with […]

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Singer Mehnaz Begum dies

By: Peerzada Salman KARACHI: Renowned singer Mehnaz Begum passed away on Saturday. She was 55. Mehnaz was on a plane, going to the United States for treatment of a respiratory ailment when her condition worsened. During a stopover in Bahrain, she was taken to a hospital where she died. The singer had been visiting the […]

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