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Renowned Journalist Ilyas Shakir Passes Away

Karachi (September 08, 2018): Renowned journalist Ilyas Shakir passed away after a prolonged illness on Friday night.

Ilyas Shakir died at the age of 67 years. He born at Hyderabad on October 26, 1951. He is M.A. (Political Science) from Sindh University. He joined the profession of journalism as a correspondent from Hyderabad.

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Later he shifted to Karachi in 1977 for a job in a newspaper. He performed his duties as reporter, analyst and staff reporter till 1988.

He brought out his own newspaper, Qaumi Akhbar, on October 1988 which has inducted a new trend in the Pakistani Journalism.

Mr. llyas Shakir has served the APNS Executive Committee for several terms, elected as Convener Regional Committee Sindh for the year 1999-2000 and 2000-2001. He also served as the Secretary-General CPNE for the year 1997-98 and as Executive Committee Member and Convener of APNS Sindh Committee for the year 2007, 08 and 2009-2010.

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