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Renowned actor Ali Ejaz passes away at 77

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LAHORE: Renowned film, TV and stage actor Ali Ejaz has died in Lahore due to cardiac arrest. He was 77. Ejaz started his career in 1967 and was well known for his role in a popular television comedy drama series Khawaja and Son. The actor also suffered paralysis 12-13 years ago. He was honoured with the prestigious Presidential […]

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Folk singer Pitafi passes away

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SUKKUR: Eminent multilingual singer Mohammad Bux Pitafi, who sang songs in Sindhi, Urdu, Seraiki, Balochi and Punjabi for Radio Pakistan, Pakistan Television and various private TV channels, besides performing at music programmes for more than three decades, passed away at Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Hospital in Rahim Yar Khan late on Thursday evening. He was […]

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Renowned Ajoka Theatre actor Arshad Durrani passes away

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LAHORE: It seems to have been a tough year for famed performing arts group Ajoka Theatre. After the passing of its founder Madeeha Gauhar in April this year, news of another subsequent personality’s demise has emerged. A senior member of Ajoka acting troupe, Arshad Durrani, passed away at his Lahore residence yesterday. The 83-year-old was suffering from […]

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Writer Altaf Fatima passes away

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LAHORE: Eminent writer Altaf Fatima breathed her last on Thursday after a prolonged illness. She was 91.Born in 1927 in Lucknow, UP, Altaf Fatima was an Urdu novelist, short-story writer, and an expert on poet-philosopher Dr Muhammad Iqbal. At the time of Partition, she moved to Lahore and earned a bachelor’s in education and a […]

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Senior journalist Salamat Ali passes away

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ISLAMABAD: Senior journalist Salamat Ali passed away at a local hospital in Islamabad on Wednesday. He was 84.Mr Ali served and headed a number of newspapers. He was jailed during the tenures of two dictators — Ayub Khan and Ziaul Haq — for writing in favour of democracy and basic human rights.After being released from […]

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Playwright Fatima Surayya Bajia passes away

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KARACHI: Renowned playwright Fatima Surayya Bajia died at her home here on Wednesday after a long illness. She was 85. Bajia, famed for her immensely popular drama serials on Pakistan Television, suffered a paralysis attack 20 months ago. Her relatives, friends and admirers said her characteristic will-power had enabled her to keep death at bay […]

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Journalist Rashid Siddiqui passes away

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KARACHI: Former president of the Pakistan Sports Writers Federation (PSWF) and ex-president and Secretary of Sports Journalists Association Sindh (SJAS), Rashid Ali Siddiqui, passed away due to prolonged illness here. He was 55. He had worked for the PPI news agency and The News for many years. His was laid to rest at the Model […]

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