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Amjad Sabri remembered on 6th death anniversary

It's been six years since Amjad Sabri passed away but his legacy is proof that he may be gone but never forgotten.

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Karachi: The sixth death anniversary of highly lauded Pakistani qawwal Amjad Sabri is being observed on Wednesday (today). Glowing tributes was paid to the noted qawwal who was shot dead following an attack on his vehicle on the same day.

It's been six years since Amjad Sabri passed away but his legacy is proof that he may be gone but never forgotten.

Born in 1976, Sabri was a part of a well-known Qawwali family in Karachi. Inheriting the passion for Qawwali, he received his initial training of Qawwalis from his father Ghulam Farid Sabri and elder brother Azmat Sabri.

After completing his technical education and training, the renowned singer demonstrated his skills in the field of Qawwali. He had performed in more than 17 countries including India, Nepal, USA, and London.

His first album was Balaghal Ola Be Kamalehi, which was released in 1997. He was awarded Pride of Performance and Sitara-i-Imtiaz for his meritorious services in the field of sufi music.

The esteemed naat khwan and qawwal became a prominent voice of South Asia, pursuing the bequest of his father Ghulam Sabri and uncle Maqbool Ahmed Sabri.Some of his most distinguished pieces include Tajdar-e-Haram, Jis Ne Madine Jana, More Haji Piya, Bhar Do Jholi Meri, Tauba Qubool Ho Meri and many others.

In addition, he worked on a project with Coke Studio where he performed Aaj Rang Hai with Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.But, unfortunately, Amjad Sabri couldn’t see the release of his much-awaited project.

The legendary singer embraced martyrdom on June 22, 2016, in a target killing incident.

Sabri’s most famous kalaam ‘Tajdar-e-Haram’ and ‘Bhar Do Jholi’ is still in the hearts of his fans.

The history of Qawwali would be incomplete without mentioning him. 

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WHO sets emergency meeting as over 6,000 monkeypox cases reported worldwide

Around 80% of cases are in Europe

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WHO sets emergency meeting as over 6,000 monkeypox cases reported worldwide

More than 6,000 cases of monkeypox have now been reported from 58 countries in the current outbreak, the World Health Organization said.

The UN agency will reconvene a meeting of the committee that will advise on declaring the outbreak a global health emergency, the WHO's highest level of alert, in the week beginning July 18 or sooner, Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a virtual news conference from Geneva.

At its previous meeting on June 27, the committee decided that the outbreak, which has seen cases rising both in the African countries where it usually spreads and globally, was not yet a health emergency. 
 
"I continue to be concerned by the scale and spread of the virus across the world," Tedros said, adding that a lack of testing meant that there were likely many more cases going unreported.

Around 80% of cases are in Europe, he said.

Monkeypox, a usually mild viral infection that causes flu-like symptoms and skin lesions, has been spreading worldwide since early May.

The fatality rate in previous outbreaks in Africa of the strain currently spreading has been around 1%, but so far this outbreak seems to be less lethal in the non-endemic countries.

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People must come out to support democracy, freedom of expression: Imran Khan 

“Unless we all unite and stand up against this fascism it will be the end of democracy and freedom in Pakistan”

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Islamabad: Former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has urged people to come out to protest against the arrest of journalist Imran Riaz Khan.

Taking to Twitter, the former premier said that all those who support democracy and the right to freedom of expression as enshrined in the Constitution must come out and protest against the arrest of Imran Riaz Khan.

He highlighted the ongoing violence and targeting of journalists including Ayaz Amir and many others to instill fear and silencing critical voices. 

“Unless we all unite and stand up against this fascism it will be the end of democracy and freedom in Pakistan”, Imran Khan concluded.

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LHC declares arrest of PTI's Haleem Adil Sheikh illegal

Sheikh was arrested today morning in connection with a graft case

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LHC declares arrest of PTI's Haleem Adil Sheikh illegal

Lahore: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday declared the arrest of PTI leader Haleem Adil Sheikh illegal.  

LHC has declared the arrest of leader and opposition leader in Sindh Assembly Haleem Adil Sheikh illegal.

Justice Ali Baqir Najafi ordered the release of Sheikh and granted security bail to Haleem Adil Sheikh till July 18.

The Sindh government had written a letter to the Punjab government seeking the help of Punjab police in the arrest.

Haleem Adil Sheikh is accused of forging registration of 63 acres of land in Jamshoro in 1987. A case has been registered against him in Jamshoro Anti-Corruption Police Station.

Haleem Adil Sheikh said in a statement on his arrival at the court that he was a soldier of Imran Khan.

He said that no case was registered when he was not the Leader of the Opposition. After becoming the Leader of the Opposition, 22 cases were registered. The government, immersed in corruption, registered a case of corruption against him. He wrote a letter to Pakistan.

On this occasion, lawyer Haleem Adil Sheikh said that the opposition leader Sindh Assembly has been detained since yesterday. When there was no FIR in the arrest, the FIR was registered at 10.30 am this morning. Lawyer Haleem Adil Sheikh has asked the court to take him to Karachi by plane. Their lives are in danger if they are taken off the road.

It should be noted that Haleem Adil Sheikh was arrested last night by plainclothes men from a private hotel in Lahore.

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