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Silencing the nightingales of KP

Folk music is alive on YouTube and on Facebook in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa where singers have in many cases graduated on to the digital realm to preserve a tradition. Live music, especially with women folk singers, has mostly been silenced. A handful of singers took on the Pashto music scene and …

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Officials deny heatwave-related deaths in Karachi

Key government officials have not confirmed the figure of 65 deaths in the city due to heatwave, but exhorted residents of Karachi to take precautions because of the heat. Faisal Edhi, who heads the Edhi Foundation and runs Karachi’s central morgue, said on Monday that 65 people died of heatstroke …

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England chief Strauss to step down for summer

England cricket director Andrew Strauss is to stand down temporarily for the season while his wife Ruth continues her treatment for cancer, with Andy Flower filling in while the former Test captain is on leave. “My wife was diagnosed with cancer in December,” Strauss told reporters at Lord’s on Tuesday. …

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Sabika Sheikh’s body arrives in Karachi

The body of 17-year-old Sabika Sheikh arrived in Karachi on Wednesday morning, SAMAA TV reported. Relatives of Sabika Sheikh waited at the Old Terminal of the airport as her body was brought to Karachi via the Turkish airline. Seventeen-year-old Sabika Sheikh was shot dead by a schoolmate in Santa Fe, …

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