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Funeral prayers for ‘father of Pakistan’s nuclear program’ Dr Abdul Qadeer offered

The Patriotic son of soil made Pakistan an invincible Muslim Nuclear force for which every Pakistani will remain grateful.

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Islamabad: The funeral prayers of Pakistan’s nuclear scientist Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan have been offered at Islamabad's Faisal Mosque. He will be buried at the city's H-8 graveyard.

The prayers were led by Professor Dr Ahmad Ghzali and were attended by a large number of people, including political and social leaders and army personnel.

Thousands of people streamed into the grand Faisal Mosque, to pay last tributes to Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan.

The whole nation is saddened by his sad demise. There were a considerable number of people who were at the venue from around midday.

Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan will be buried with all-State Honors and national flag will fly at half-mast.

The Patriotic son of soil made Pakistan an invincible Muslim Nuclear force for which every Pakistani will remain grateful.

He made Pakistan strong and proud by making the country world’s 7th Nuclear power.

Ever since details of the Pakistan’s nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan burial were given by television channels on Sunday, it was expected that roads leading to Faisal Mosque as well as at H-8 cemetery at 3:30 pm, would be clogged.  

Abdul Qadeer khan has always been a popular public figure and a symbol of national pride with many in Pakistan who see him as a national hero.

Moreover, Khan is the only Pakistani to have honoured twice with Nishan-e-Imtiaz.

 

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KE hikes electricity tariff by Rs4.83 per unit

K-Electric had demanded Rs 5.27 per unit increase in the power tariff

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KE hikes electricity tariff by Rs4.83 per unit

Karachi: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) approved on Friday a price increase of Rs4.83 per unit in K-Electric’s power tariff on account of the fuel cost adjustment for March 2022.

The increase will reflect in the bills of customers for June 2022.

K-Electric had demanded Rs 5.27 per unit increase in the power tariff to recover Rs8.592 billion from consumers.

According to a petition filed by KE Director Finance Ayaz Jaffar Ahmed, the calculation for the month of March was based on Central Power Purchasing Agency -Guaranteed’s (CPPA-G) invoice for February 2022 and was subject to adjustments based on Nepra’s decision.

According to a notification issued by Nepra, the surge shall be applicable to all consumer categories except lifeline consumers. Nepra also directed the increase to be shown separately in the bills on the basis of units billed to the consumers in the respective month to which the adjustment pertains.

The move comes a day after the government announced an increase in petroleum products' prices by Rs30 per litre in an effort to revive the International Monetary Fund (IMF) programme.

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Imran Khan condoles deceased PTI worker Ahmed Jan's family in Mardan

"Syed Ahmed is a martyr of Azadi March"

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Mardan: Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) Chairman and former prime minister Imran Khan offered condolence to the family of deceased PTI worker Syed Ahmed Jan.

According to details, Chairman PTI Imran Khan arrived in Mardan on a short visit. Imran Khan has expressed his condolences to the family of Syed Ahmed Jan, a worker who lost his life in a PTI rally yesterday.

Imran Khan said that Syed Ahmed is a martyr of Azadi March and with the sacrifice of people, real freedom is achieved.

He said that Allah has given the highest status to the martyrs. "Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and I will take full care of the family of Ahmad Jan", Imran Khan added.

Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood and other party leaders also accompanied Imran Khan.

On Thursday, Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) Chairman and former Prime Minister Imran Khan offered condolences to the families of two deceased workers of the party.

Taking to Twitter, Imran Khan said that two PTI workers were martyred including Faisal Abbas Chaudhry from Lahore and Syed Ahmed Jan from Mardan.

PTI Chairman claimed the two workers were martyred as a result of Punjab police violence during PTI’s peaceful ‘Azadi March’.

Imran Khan said PTI will take full financial responsibility for the bereaved families.

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Tennis star Nadal makes entry into French Open last 16

The Spaniard is now 108-3 at Roland Garros in his career

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Tennis star Nadal makes entry into French Open last 16

Rafael Nadal continued his pursuit of a 14th French Open title, cruising past Dutch 26th seed Botic van de Zandschulp 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 to reach the last 16 on Friday.

The 21-time major champion will play Canadian ninth seed Felix Auger-Aliassime for a place in the quarter-finals, where world number one Novak Djokovic could await him.

Nadal is now 108-3 at Roland Garros in his career.

"I think I played a good match against a good player. I'm very happy to win," said Nadal.

The Spaniard had a break point for 5-0 in the third set, but Van de Zandschulp refused to roll over, winning four of the next five games before Nadal put away his second match point, having saved a break point in between the two.

"You always feel a little bit the nerves to finish the match, so I'm happy to be through in straight sets," said Nadal.

"I think it was my best match of the tournament so far for two-and-a-half sets, so I'm very happy with that."

Nadal has reached at least the fourth round in 17 of 18 visits to Paris, with the exception of 2016 when he withdrew in the third round with a wrist injury.

SOURCE: AFP

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