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Very hot weather forecast for Sindh

Day temperatures likely to remain 06 to 08 degrees Centigrade above the normal in upper districts during the period

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Karachi: Pakistan Meteorological Department on Saturday predicted very hot weather for most parts of the Sindh province during the next 24 hours.

However, hot and humid in coastal areas with chances of dust raising/gust winds.

Day temperatures likely to remain 06 to 08 degrees Centigrade above the normal in upper districts during the period.

Mainly, very hot weather is likely to prevail in the province.

 

 

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Cement exports increase 35.92% to $204.546 mln in 10 months

Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) data shows the cement exports from the country were recorded at US $204.546 million during July-April (2023-24) against the exports of US $150.488 million during July-April (2022-23)

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Islamabad: The exports of cement witnessed an increase of 35.92 per cent during the first ten months of the financial year 2023-24, as against the exports of the corresponding months of last year.

The cement exports from the country were recorded at US $204.546 million during July-April (2023-24) against the exports of US $150.488 million during July-April (2022-23), according to the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS).

In terms of quantity, the exports of cement also surged by 63.51 per cent going up from 3,242,161 metric tons to 5,301,161 metric tons, according to the data.

Meanwhile, year-on-year basis, the exports of cement also witnessed an increase of 66.61 per cent during the month of April 2024 as compared to the same month of last year.

The exports of cement from the country during April 2024 were recorded at US $25.074 million against the exports of US $15.049 million in April 2023. On a month-on-month basis, exports of cement increased by 61.02 per cent during April 2024 when compared to the exports of US $15.572 million in March 2024, the PBS data revealed.

 

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British-Pakistani opera singer receives King’s commendation

Upon receiving the recording, performed in soprano vocal range, the King sent Saira a letter conveying his good wishes and sincere thanks for her public services, including with it a signed photo card from himself and Queen Camilla

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London: British Pakistani Sufi Opera star, Saira Peter has received a special letter of appreciation from Buckingham Palace for her recording of British national anthem ‘God Save the King’ following the coronation of King Charles III.

Upon receiving the recording, performed in soprano vocal range, the King sent Saira a letter conveying his good wishes and sincere thanks for her public services, including with it a signed photo card from himself and Queen Camilla.

Created by request of UK Government offices at Hastings Town Hall (East Sussex), the recording is used across the region for official government events, including citizenship ceremonies, said a news release.

It follows Saira’s performance of ‘God Save the Queen’ recorded in 2018, also by request of the government, making her the first Asian and the only Pakistani bestowed this honour.

That recording likewise led to a personal letter of thanks from the late Queen.

Saira Peter, a woman of many firsts – Pakistan’s first opera singer, the world’s first Sufi Opera singer and the first Asian to record the British national anthem – keeps making waves as she continues to boost Pakistan’s image ever higher on the global stage.

 

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