Saleem Usmani, 52, City Editor of The News, of a heart attack in Rawalpindi. During his career he also worked for The Muslim, and Pakistan Observer.
Taimoor Abbas, 22, of Samaa TV, killed in a Taliban attack on the channel's news-gathering van, in Karachi.
Syed Shahid Hashmi, veteran journalist, broadcaster, unionist and poet; of pneumonia in a London hospital.
Muhammad Jan Sumalani, of Daily Qudrat and Brahvi language Daily Talaar, gunned down by unidentified assailants in Kalat, Balochistan.
Rukhsana Noor, 58, a journalist, poetess, film writer and producer following a prolonged illness, in Lahore. She was wife of film director, producer and script writer Syed Noor.
Rauf Sheikh, 59, Editor Coordination, The News, of respiratory complications, in Lahore. During his career he also worked with Pakistan Times and The Nation.
Ghani Jafar,64, a former Executive Editor of The Muslim (defunct) after a short illness in Islamabad.He served in various national newspapers and publications before joining the Institute of Regional Studies and later the Institute of Strategic Studies as senior researcher. He also authored several books.
Syed Anwar Kidwai,senior journalist and columnist with Jang of cardiac arrest in Lahore. He was in his 70s. He was associated with Nawa-i-Waqt for 27 years.
Burhanuddin Hasan, 86, a former general manager of Pakistan Television, Karachi Center, in Karachi. During his career, he also worked for Voice of America and Radio Pakistan.
Azhar Jafri, 62, Chief Photographer with Dawn, after a prolonged illness following a heart surgery, in Lahore. He started his career with Musawaat and also worked for The Muslim.
Yawar Hayat Khan, 73, renowned television producer and director, of lung complications, in Lahore. He was associated with PTV for about 40 years.
Zahid Malik, 78, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Pakistan Observer; following a prolonged illness, in Islamabad.
Zaheer Ahmed Khan, 55, a senior sub-editor with Dawn in Karachi; after a long illness.
Mehmood Khan, a cameraman with DawnNews; killed in a blast at Quetta Civil Hospital.
Shehzad Ahmed, associated with Aaj News; killed in a blast at Quetta Civil Hospital.
Agha Nasir, 89, a top broadcaster and former Director General Radio Pakistan and Managing Director Pakistan Television; in Islamabad.
Moin Khan Bangash, Pakistan’s senior most photojournalist; in Islamabad. During his career he remained associated with APP and AP. His two sons B.K. Bangash and Saeed Khan Banghash are both top photographers.
Mirza Hassan Akhtar, 88, a veteran journalist and former Bureau Chief of Dawn in Islamabad; following a brief illness. During his career he worked for Morning News, APP, BBC Urdu and as Pakistan correspondent of The London Times.
Journalist Ajmal Joyia, 36, shot dead by unidentified gunemen in Lodhran district for supporting a couple who had married for love..
Khurram Zaki, prominent rights activist and journalist, known for his outspoken stance against the Taliban and other radical Islamist groups, shot dead in Karachi by unidentified gunmen..
Veteran journalist Raja Asghar, 78, of Dawn; of pancreatic cancer; in Islamabad.
Photojournalist Huma Choudhary, 30, of The Express Tribune; in Islamabad. Cause of death not ascertained..
Naushaba Burney, 83, a former journalist and social activist; died following an asthama attack in Karachi. She headed PIA's Humsafar magazine and also worked for Dawn.
Dr. Ahsan Akhtar Naz, a former director at Punjab University's Institute of Communication Studies and a senior journalist; of renal failure in Lahore.
Mukhtar Bhatti, veteran journalist, sports historian, and author; died in his sleep.
Intizar Hussain, 92, legendary story writer, novelist and journalist; in Lahore.
Rashid Ali Siddiqui, senior sports journalist; of liver cancer, in Karachi.
Mehboob Shah Afridi, 33 of Aaj TV, and President Khyber Union of Journalists; killed in a suicide bomb attack at Jamrud Check Point, in Khyber Agency.
Muhammad Omar, a journalist working for a local newspaper in Dera Ismail Khan (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa); shot dead by unidentified gunmen.
During the first seven years (1947-53) of Pakistan, in Punjab alone, 31 newspapers were banned.
In 1957 a private news agency Pakistan Press Association (PPA), which came to be known as Pakistan Press International (PPI), was set up.