This article intends to mourn the sudden and unceremonious demise of the only surviving English eveninger “Daily News” published from Karachi, under the auspices of one of the leading media groups; Jang Group.Previously, the two English eveningers “The Star” of Dawn Group and the “Leader” had ceased their publication in 2007, and “Leader” was bought by a commercial party which reportedly publishes it now and then, as a commercial business sheet and not as a newspaper as such. At the time of their demise, “The Star” was being edited by Mr Kamal Majidullah and “Leader” by veteran journalist Syed Manzarul Hassan. Daily News had started its publication as a third English eveninger from Karachi, from where a couple of Urdu eveningers including “Nai Roshni” were also being published. However their publications also ceased due to low market demand. “Nai Roshni” which began on October 17, 1962, was finally shut down on December 17, 2018 — after it had been on life support for some years.Over the years, its pages were gradually reduced,coloured pages were no more, and columns and articles by prominent writers also discontinued. All these steps by the management one after the other, gradually resulted in the Daily News losing its popularity and circulation. Mr Shamim Ahmad was the first Editor of Daily News when it had started publication and Mr SM Fazal was its last Editor when it tragically ceased publication. He had assumed the editorship of Daily News sometime in 1990.In between the editorship of Mr Shamim Ahmad and Mr SM Fazal, Daily News was edited by a number of known figures of the journalistic realm such as Khwaja Ibtisam Ahmad, Mr Zamir Niazi, Zamir Siddiqui, Wajid Shamsul Hassan, Muhammad Jami, and Afaq Ahmed. During a leisure trip to Karachi sometime in 1980, I had visited the offices of Daily News where I had the opportunity of meeting Mr Wajid Shamsul Hassan as the Editor and Mr SM Fazal, Tanvir Ahmad, Muhammad Jami, Qutubuddin and Kamran Khan who was working as the crime reporter of the English eveninger.The discussions on that visit, with the editor and editorial staff marked the beginning of my long association with the Daily News, which continued till about a decade ago. Daily News had started its publication as a third English eveninger from Karachi, from where a couple of Urdu eveningers including “Nai Roshni” were also being published. However their publications also ceased due to low market demand. “Nai Roshni” which began on October 17, 1962, was finally shut down on December 17, 2018 — after it had been on life support for some yearsI had started writing articles, features as well as contributing exclusive and spot stories for the Daily News from Lahore under a pseudo name. I was paid on a contribution basis every month, initially a low fee, but gradually going upwards; somewhat serving as a supplementary income for my family.Throughout my long association, I kept receiving guidance firstly by Mr Wajid Shamsul Hassan, who was very close to Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto, till he had stepped down as the Editor on his posting as Pakistan High Commissioner to Britain, in London, and then by his successor SM Fazal. In all fairness and as a matter of fact,the guidance I received from both of them greatly helped me in improving the quality of my articles on politics, current affairs, show business, features etc as well as stories. During my over six decades long practical career as a journalist and columnist, I have seen the rise and fall of many newspapers throughout the years.My career as a journalist, quite interestingly had started as a school and college student, from Urdu daily “Nawa-e-Waqt” in Lyallpur during the late 50s and is continuing in Lahore with the continued blessings of Almighty Allah one way or the other since 1960 when my family had migrated from Lyallpur to Lahore following my father Shaikh Muhammad Yaqub expiration after he suffered a heart attack two months and 13 days in August 1960, after his retirement as the Deputy Collection (Canals), there.I have written this short obituary of the Daily News because of my long, practical and friendly association with it. I may dilate on other newspapers’ rise and fall some other time, please.The writer is Lahore-based Freelance Journalist, Columnist and Retired Deputy Controller (News) Radio Pakistan, Islamabad and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.orgPublished in Daily Times, December 24th 2018.