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Meet Ishrat Fatima: one of Pakistan’s pioneer newscasters

Ms Fatima in her heyday. Source: Supplied

This presenter of Urdu news was a celebrity in South-Asian journalism when even the word ‘celebrity’ wasn’t commonly-used.

Her gracefully-draped dupatta and fetching eyes enhanced her style of news presentation. For all those not only in Pakistan, but also those who had access to Pakistan Television living in India’s borders areas like Amritsar, Gurdaspur and Jammu & Kashmir, Ms Ishrat Fatima was someone who many young women wanted to be. And many young – and old men – perhaps wanted to know. 

This week, SBS Punjabi chats with one of the pioneers of television news casting in the Indian Subcontinent. 

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Ms Fatima is one of Pakistan's seniormost newscasters.
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