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  • RAWALINDI: Turkish Ambassador to Pakistan Sadik Babur Girgin called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at General Headquarters (GHQ) here yesterday to bid farewell at the end of his tenure in Pakistan.

  • PESHAWAR: A views of venue after bomb blast targeted police convoy here yesterday. An Additional IG Police and his gunman lost their lives as a suicide bomber rammed his motorbike into their car.

US grieved over Sabri’s murder


WASHINGTON: A US State Department spokesman has expressed sympathies over the killing of popular Qawali singer Amjad Sabri, saying such acts violate the fundamental freedom of expression, religion and belief. “The arts have long been a forum for new ideas for fighting against intolerance. And again, our thoughts and prayers …

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Pakistan becomes C’wealth EC member


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has been elected unopposed to the Executive Committee of the Commonwealth Board of Governors for the term 2016-2018. The election was held during the annual meeting of the Board of Governors on June 14, 2016, says a press statement issued by the Office of the Spokesperson here on …

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DG Rangers, Siyal, others visit Sabri’s home


By Staff Reporter KARACHI: Director General Rangers Sindh Bilal Akbar, Federal Minister for Human Rights Kamran Michael, Sindh Home Minister Sohail Anwar Siyal, PML-N leader Marvi Memon and IGP Sindh A D Khawaja yesterday visited the residence of slain Amjad Sabri yesterday and offered their condolences to Amjad’s brothers and …

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MQM demands 50pc share in resources for urban Sindh


By Staff Reporter KARACHI: Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) has demanded that 50 percent share of resources and powers should be given to the urban areas so that the rural and urban populations could live in peace in the province. MQM lawmaker and leader of the opposition in Sindh Assembly KhuwajaI …

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CNICs re-verification drive from 1st July


From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan gave final approval for national CNICs re-verification drive to be launched on July 1 across Pakistan. The interior minister was chairing a meeting here yesterday, also attended by Secretary Interior, NC NACTA, Chairman NADRA and other senior officials. The Minister …

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Karachi now more safe than before: Pervaiz


From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for information Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid has said that the menace of terrorism will be eliminated with full force and the whole nation is united in this struggle. Speaking to reporters here yesterday, Pervaiz Rashid strongly condemned the assassination of renowned Qawwal …

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PM announces Rs10mn grant for Sabri’s family

From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has announced a Rs10 million grant as financial support for the family of famed qawwal Amjad Sabri. In a statement released from his office, the PM also said the federal government will bear the educational expenses of Sabri’s children. “Amjad Sabri’s contribution …

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Challenges in managing cancer highlighted


Ziauddin University Hospital holds Second Nursing Oncology Conference  By Nasir Mahmood KARACHI: The Oncology nurses need to plan, move with the advances, and recognize the importance of integrating changes into our practice so as to achieve quality outcomes for cancer patients. Fauzia Pesnani, Head of Cancer Hospital (Nursing Services), Dr …

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