January 08, 2017
LAHORE – Rauf Sheikh, Editor Coordination at The News passed away Saturday in Lahore. He was 59.
The News reported that he suffered respiratory problems shortly after arriving for work. His condition worsened while he was being taken to Services Hospital.
Doctors tried their best to revive him but failed.
Sheikh began his career with the Pakistan Times in the 1980s. He then moved to The Nation before joining The News in 1991.
Image courtesy: Mahboob Hiraj
The Express Tribune, January 13, 2017
I have never been to a torture chamber but the other day I accompanied my wife to a beauty parlor and was invited in since there were no other customers. Half an hour into observing the self-inflicted cosmetic cruelty that women voluntarily engage in, and you get the impression it makes Gitmo look like a holiday resort.
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In 1957 a private news agency Pakistan Press Association (PPA), which came to be known as Pakistan Press International (PPI), was set up.
Urdu language newspaper Nawa-i-Waqt was launched in Lahore in 1942.