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Urdu critic, writer Dr Saleem Akhtar passes away

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LAHORE: Renowned critic, short story writer and educationist Dr Saleem Akhtar passed away here on Sunday. He was 84. The funeral prayers for him will be offered at 10am in the Kareem Block graveyard, near Jahanzaib Block, Allama Iqbal Town, today (Monday). Dr Akhtar’s death has been widely condoled in the literary circles of Lahore. […]

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Shafiuddin Ashraf remembered

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KARACHI: Colleagues and activists on Wednesday paid glowing tributes to Shafiuddin Ashraf, general secretary of Pakistan Herald Workers Union and chairman of the All Pakistan Newspaper Emp­loyees Confederation (Apnec) who passed away last week. Speaking at a condolence meeting in the premises of Haroon House, Sindh Local Government Minister Saeed Ghani said being a trade […]

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Committed trade unionist Shafiuddin Ashraf is no more

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KARACHI: Shafiuddin Ash­raf, general secretary of the Pakistan Herald Workers Union (PHWU) and chairman of All Pakis­tan Newspaper Employees Confederation (Apnec), passed away at a local hospital after a protracted illness on Friday. He was 63. He is survived by his wife, two sons and a daughter. A compassionate man of high integrity and a […]

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Disabled Persons Employment, rehabilitation (Amendment) Bill approved by National Assembly body

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National Assembly Standing Committee on Cabinet Secretariat has unanimously approved “The Disabled Persons Employment and Rehabilitation (Amendment) Bill, 2014” to facilitate the disabled in government and private sector jobs. The committee meeting was held with Asad Umar in the chair at Parliament House on Tuesday. It said that the bill is aimed at making physical […]

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