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Khuhro, Chandio visit residence of Amjad Sabri: Offer condolence KARACHI: Sindh Senior Minister Nisar Ahmed Khuhro, Adviser to CM on Information, Maula Bux Chandio on Saturday visited the residence of renowned Qawwal Ajmad Sabri and offered condolences to the members of the bereaved family.They were accompanied by Special Assistant to CM Sindh, Rashid Rabbani, and Nafisa Shah MNA.They condoled with the mother and brother of Amjad Sabri, who was gunned down in Karachi on Wednesday.On the occasion they expressed their profound grief and recalled the deceased's extraordinary contribution towards the art of Qawwali and Sufism.Moula Bux Chandio stated that the services of the deceased would long be remembered.They assured the family members that the killers would be brought to book and that every possible step is being taken in this regard.They further said that the investigation agencies have been directed to arrest the culprits who are involved in such an incident.Chandio added on the occasion that we have been ...

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Chairman Senate express solidarity with CJ SHC ISLAMABAD: Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani on Saturday met Chief Justice of the Sindh High Court Sajjad Ali Shah in his Chamber in Karachi.Expressing solidarity with the CJ SHC and his family, the Chairman Senate urged security and law enforcement agencies, of both the Federal and Provincial governments, to make effective coordination and take every possible step for recovery of CJ SHC's son who was abducted last Monday, according to a press release issued here.He ...

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Bilawal condemns bomb blast in Quetta ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has condemned bomb blast at Almo Chowk in Quetta resulting in martyrdom of three precious lives and injuries to dozens others on Friday.In a press statement issued by party secretariat, he said that Quetta blast, kidnapping of Awais Shah and daylight murder of Amjad Sabri clearly indicate the need for federal government to divert its available resources against terrorists.He stressed that such terrorist incidents should be ...

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Elderly people to get pension through ATM card from August 1 ISLAMABAD: Elderly people will be relieved soon as they have introduced ATM card to get the Employees Old-Age Benefits Institution (EOBI) pension without standing in queue.The system would get started from August 1 at all the branches of bank Alfalah, reported a private news channel.According to sources, the registered male pensioners for EOBI are 3,89,000 while the total number of females has been recorded as 1,84,000. However, only 8000 people have got registered under scheme ...

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Monsoon rains likely from Monday ISLAMABAD: Chief Meteorologist Muhammad Riaz on Saturday said onset of monsoon is very likely in the country during upcoming week.Talking to private news channel, he said that monsoon rains to enter Pakistan from the upper parts of the country such as Kashmir, upper Punjab and then expand through Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA."Monsoon rains are likely to start from upper parts of the country that will spread towards central and southern parts of the country during ...

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Fitrana fixed at Rs 100 per head ISLAMABAD: The minimum amount of Sadqa-e-Fitr has been fixed at Rs 100 per head this year, said Central Ruet-e- Hilal Committee Chairman Mufti Muneebur Rehman.Talking to APP, he said according to the market price of 2.25 kilograms of flour, the amount for Fitrana is calculated as Rs 100 per head.The faithful who want to pay Fitrana equal to the price of barley, dates and raisins should pay Rs 320, Rs 1,680 and Rs 1,600 per ...

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PM to return on Eid: Sheikh Aftab WAH CANT: Federal Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Sheikh Aftab Ahmad said speculations about Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif would be ended soon as he will return to the country on Eid.Talking to newsmen here on Friday he denied there was any deadlock between government and opposition on Panama's terms of reference (TORS) saying that efforts were being made to develop a consensus."It has been our stance from day one that the TORs must not be any ...