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Organiser of city’s major mushairas dies in car crash

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KARACHI: Azhar Abbas Hashmi, one of the founding members of the cultural organisation Sakinan-i-Shehr-i-Quaid and a man of letters in his own right, died in a car accident in Defence here on Saturday. He was 76. He leaves his wife and five sons. Mr Hashmi was born in Gwaliar. He did his masters in geology […]

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Rest in peace: Former journalist Naushaba Burney dies at 83

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KARACHI: Former journalist and social activist, Naushaba Burney, passed away on Thursday. She was 83. According to her sister, Oxford University Press managing director Ameena Saiyid, Burney was hospitalised on Wednesday after suffering from a pneumonia infection. An asthma attack on Thursday ended her life at South City Hospital. Before she fell sick, Burney was […]

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Book on Pakistan’s politics launched

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KARACHI: “There is a dearth of books that would generate thinking among individuals. Usually we get narratives of politicians or generals, who use this medium to glorify themselves,” said Dr Syed Jaffar Ahmed at the launch of Abdul Khalique Junejo’s book Politics of change: bitter realities, hard choices organised by the Sindh Progressive Publishers at […]

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IBA preserves its history for generations to come

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KARACHI: The mark the 60 years of Institute of Business Administration (IBA), the institute decided to preserve its history on the shelves for the generations to come. The faculty, students, alumni, board of governors came together to attend the launch of the book, titled ‘Chronicling Excellence: A history of IBA Karachi’, on the last sunset […]

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Growing crisis: 2015 will be a ‘bad year’ for human rights, fear activists

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KARACHI: The year 2015 will be a bad year for human rights, much worse than 2014. This is what human rights activists and professors predicted at the office of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) on Tuesday, where the panel was discussing the organisation’s annual report of 2014. Dr Mutahir Ahmed of the University […]

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KU teacher’s shooting: Teachers give govt 15 days to catch Dr Rehman’s killers

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KARACHI: The Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association (Fapuasa) has issued a 15-day deadline for the Sindh government to apprehend the culprits involved in the murder of the University of Karachi (KU) assistant professor Dr Syed Waheedur Rehman. On Thursday, the central and provincial leadership of the university teachers’ national body converged at […]

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From past to the present: Tired of studying colonial journalism, KU student launches own newspaper

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KARACHI: University of Karachi (KU) student Ali Raza once asked his teacher during his third year of Bachelor’s in journalism why we still study colonial journalism, its history and future. “Why can’t we learn about how journalism has evolved in Pakistan and where it is going today?” His teacher told him to go make his […]

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Journalist, poet Anwer Pirzado remembered

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KARACHI: Speakers on the eighth death anniversary of poet and journalist Anwer Pirzado on Sunday discussed his multifaceted personality and his contribution to Sindhi literature in the form of poetry, journalism and investigation into the nuances of Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai’s poetry. “Basically, he was a lover of beauty, which he saw epitomised in Sindh […]

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Workshop on scope of internet held at KU

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Karachi: The University of Karachi’s Computer Science Department is set to start Cisco KU chapter activities. The department organised a workshop on “Internet of Everything” (IoE) on Thursday to share concepts of the need and use of internet in everyday lives. Cisco is a worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and […]

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Need of Internet highlighted at KU

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KARACHI: A workshop on “Internet of Everything” organised by Department of Computer Science University of Karachi, on Thursday at UBIT Seminar Hall. The event started with the recitation of the verses from the Holy Quran. Latyer In charge DCS Mr. Badar Sami gave a welcome note. He talked about the scope of Internet and also […]

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KU Islamic Studies dean shot dead

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KARACHI: Professor Dr Muhammad Shakil Auj, the outspoken dean of Islamic Studies Faculty at the University of Karachi, is no longer with us. On Thursday, the 54-year-old scholar was silenced by a single 9mm bullet in Gulshan-e-Iqbal when he was on the way to attend a ceremony that was being organised in his honour at […]

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Applied research a must for resolving our water woes

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Karachi: “We should shun mediocrity and refrain from making attempts to break Guinness World Records by planting mangroves that disappear the next year,” said senior environmentalist Rahat Najam during an interview with The News on World Wetlands Day, which was observed across the globe on February 2. She talked about scarcity of agricultural water, fast […]

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Media must follow ethical standards

KARACHI: Media professionals, especially working journalists should be careful about ethical standards and principles while performing their duties, said Mubeen Azhar, a senior journalist working with a foreign media organisation. Speaking at a seminar titled ‘Guide to Media Ethics’ held at Department of Mass Communication, University of Karachi (KU) on Monday, he said that Pakistan’s […]

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