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Qazi Wajid: Pakistan TV industry loses a jewel

Qazi Wajid, the renowned TV, Radio and Theatre artist breathed his last on Sunday at the age of 87, leaving behind a huge number of admirers to mourn his death. He was one of the very few long-serving actors with a hundred characters but one identity and that is of a true showman. The versatile actor was hospitalised for chest pain on Saturday night and passed away in the early hours of Sunday morning after his condition deteriorated during the treatment. Wajid launched his career as child artist in 1950 after joining…

KLF ends on a sad note with tributes to Asma Jahangir, Qazi Wajid

KARACHI: Two national icons – valiant human rights lawyer Asma Jahangir and renowned actor Qazi Wajid - bade a sad farewell to the nation on Sunday. The three-day Karachi Literature Festival (KLF) ended on a somber note as speakers at the closing ceremony expressed condolences and paid tributes to the departed souls. Ameena Saiyid, the founder of KLF and managing director of Oxford University Press, condoled the death of Asma Jahangir and Qazi Wajid. She said the country has lost a fearless and a true democrat as…

Veteran TV actor Qazi Wajid dies aged 87

KARACHI: Veteran television and radio artist Qazi Wajid breathed his last here on Sunday. The actor, 87, was one of the pioneers of the radio industry. After remaining associated with the radio for 25 years, he resigned and started off his career as TV actor. He was admitted to a hospital in the metropolis owing to his ill-health late last night. Born in Lahore on May 26 in 1930, Qazi Wajid featured in dozens of of drama serials and films and rose to fame because of his unique artistic skills. He starred in…