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Remembering Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, on his 67th birth anniversary ISLAMABAD: The 67th birth anniversary of the pride of Pakistan and the magical voice of the sub-continent, Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan,was observed on Tuesday .He is popularly known as "Shahenshah-e-Qawwali", meaning "The King of Kings of Qawwali".The legend Qawwal, born in Faisalabad on October 13, 1948 to a classical family of singers, embarked on singing career with Qawwali followed by ever-increasing line of music including sufi, and hymns.With his stunning voice, Khan's first public performance was as the leader of a qawwali party, at a studio recording broadcast as part of an annual music festival organized by Radio Pakistan, known as Jashn-e-Baharan.His first major hit was the song 'Haq Ali Ali' while he also did joint ventures with well-known international singers. Khan reached out to western audiences through his work with peter Gabriel on the soundtrack to the last temptation of Christ in 1985.His songs are still alive among ...

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Shiv Sena Threatens Pakistani Singer Ghulam Ali Pakistani legendary ghazal singer Ghulam Ali’s concert in Mumbai this week was cancelled due to the threat of extremist Hindu party Shiv Sena.Shiv Sena threatened to cancel Ghulam Ali’s concert in Mumbai. As per reports, the supporters of Shiv Sena while protesting stated that they don’t want to build any cultural bond with Pakistan. They said that strict action would be taken if Pakistani singer performs in the concert. According to NDTV, Ghulam Ali expressed ...

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Sonu Nigam, Atif Aslam Attempts to Promote Peace Between Two Nations Singer Atif Aslam and Indian playback singer Sonu Nigam attempt to rise above the 'Ban-istan' policies, both have collectively decided to unite against the ‘ban’ game, in order to promote peace between India and Pakistan.The last few weeks has seen a new take on 'Phantom' menace, media following Khan's comment stating he had no ‘faith’ left in Pakistan after 'Phantom' was banned in the country. The actor's statement followed a string of scathing replies from ...

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Lady Gaga's infamous meat dress heads to museum NEW YORK: Lady Gaga's meat dress, which sparked intense controversy when she wore it to the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, went back on view Thursday at a museum exhibition.The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland said that the dress would be on display until the end of the year to mark the fifth anniversary of one of fashion's most-discussed recent incidents.The dress -- sewn from several layers of Argentinian beef in a ...

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Umair Jaswal Faces Backlash for ‘Sammi Meri Waar’ Pakistani singer Umair Jaswal made an impact with his tunes in Season 5 and 6 of Coke Studio Pakistan. He returns on Coke Studio Season 8, alongside Quratulain Balouch (QB), complementing one another in a folk tune. The song became a massive hit, but he recently revealed that he received several hate mails after the song ‘Sammi Meri Waar’.According to local media report, he said, “I have received a lot of hate mail from people, ...