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‘King of Pop’ Michael Jackson being remembered on 13th death anniversary

Michael is considered a legend whose style and choice of music have inspired music artists across generations.

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Los Angeles: The King of Pop, Michael Jackson is being remembered on his 13th death anniversary on Saturday (today).

Born in Gary, Chicago, on August 29, 1958­-Michael was the eighth of ten children in the Jackson family, a working-class African-American family.

Michael is considered a legend whose style and choice of music have inspired music artists across generations. His contribution to the field of music, fashion, and dance have been immense.

In 1964, the worldwide acclaimed star joined the band 'Jackson Brothers' which was formed by his father comprising his four brothers and him.

In 1965, Jackson was made the lead vocalist of his band and the band was renamed 'Jackson 5'.

Jackson is credited to transform the landscape of pop music and culture manifolds over the years.

The late singer set numerous world records, including awards and titles.

The legend has 23 Guinness World Records, 40 Billboard Awards, 26 American Music Awards, 13 Grammys, and a plethora of other awards against his name.

Hardly any singer in the world has become as famous as Michael Jackson.

Moreover, the singer happens to be the first black artist to air on MTV for his music video ‘Billie Jean’. He remained a star even at the time of his death.

Michael Jackson, in March 2009 announced a series of comeback concerts named 'This is it’.

However, the announcement garnered record-breaking sales with over one million tickets being sold within two hours.

Less than three weeks before the concerts, on June 25, Michael Jackson died of a cardiac arrest which was caused by an overdose of propofol.

His fans placed flowers on his Hollywood Walk of Fame star on the day of his death and over 31 million people watched the live streaming of his memorial service on 7th July 2009- considered one of the most-watched events back then.

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Parliament can ensure prosperity, inclusive development in country: NA Speaker

"The parliament being representative of masses can ensure prosperity and inclusive development in the country"

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Islamabad: Today marks the diamond jubilee of 1st Constituent Assembly of Pakistan which held its first session on 10th August 1947.

On the occasion, Speaker National Assembly Raja Pervaiz Ashraf said the parliament being representative of masses can ensure prosperity and inclusive development in the country.  

He said the incumbent parliament is cognizant of its responsibilities and exercising its parliamentary oversight of the executive.

He said both the treasury and opposition benches have a vital role in strengthening parliament as it is the place where decisions are made based on the aspirations of the masses.

Deputy Speaker Zahid Akram Durrani said the incumbent parliament is a true representative of people who would strengthen democracy and democratic norms in the country.

He said the coalition government is especially focusing on bringing positive changes in the lives of common man.

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Chinese and Taiwan navy ships stay close to Strait median line: Source

Several Chinese navy ships continued to conduct missions off Taiwan's eastern coast as of Wednesday morning, the source said.

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Taipei: About 20 Chinese navy and Taiwan navy ships continued to stay close to the median line of the Taiwan Strait as of Wednesday morning, a source briefed on the matter told Reuters. 

Several Chinese navy ships continued to conduct missions off Taiwan's eastern coast as of Wednesday morning, the source said.

SOURCE: REUTERS 

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Court grants two-day physical remand of Shebaz Gill

The case hearing took place amid strict security arrangements. 

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Islamabad: A court in the federal capital Wednesday granted a two-day physical remand of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) senior leader Shahbaz Gill, who was arrested on charges of alleged sedition and inciting the public against the state institutions.

In a sedition case, Gill was produced before the court today where the Islamabad Police sought his physical remand to recover the mobile phone and the device which he used to make statements. 

Judicial magistrate Omar Bashir reserved his verdict, after hearing the petition, before granting a two-day physical remand. 

The case hearing took place amid strict security arrangements. 

It is pertinent to mention here that Shahbaz Gill was arrested by Islamabad police on Tuesday over a case of incitement to rebellion registered against him in the Bani Gala police station. 

The FIR was registered under sections 34 (common intention), 109 (abetment), 120 (concealing design to commit offence punishable with imprisonment), 121 (waging war against state), 124-A (sedition), 131 (abetting mutiny, or attempt to seduce a soldier, sailor or airman from his duty), 153 (provoking to cause riot), 153-A (promoting enmity between different groups),  505 (statement conducing to public mischief),  and 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC). 

Besides other charges, clauses related to spreading anarchy and hatred were added to the FIR. 

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