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  • Sangat to celebrate Napa-Texas varsity music collaboration

    Sangat (association), which is the theme of the musical evening, will allow musicians, singers, arrangers, composers and conductors inspired by different musical genres to perform together at Napa...

    Sonia Tamar Seeman, who is associate professor of Ethnomusicology at the Butler School of Music, was present to share her experiences as project director of ‘Sangat’...

  • Sangat concludes with fusion of US, Pakistani music

    KARACHI: “Who would have thought that the double bass and sitar could go so well together,” said Saim Saeed, an audience member at Sangat, a programme held at the National Academy of Performing Arts (Napa) in collaboration with the US consulate, on Friday evening...

  • Moqtada al-Sadr, Iraq’s ‘enfant terrible’, back in spotlight

    BAGHDAD: A string of mass protests culminating in an ongoing sit-in at the gates of Baghdad’s Green Zone have thrust the mercurial Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr back on to centre stage...

    Al-Sadr says the goal of the protests is the formation of a cabinet of technocrats to replace party-affiliated politicians he says have perpetuated a system based on nepotism and patronage...

  • Sadr begins sit-in inside Green Zone to push for reforms

    BAGHDAD: Powerful Iraqi Shia leader Moqtada al-Sadr entered Baghdad’s Green Zone, the heavily-fortified centre of the capital housing government buildings and embassies, on Sunday to keep up pressure on the government to enact reforms...

    Thousands of Sadr’s supporters began a sit-in at the district’s gates more than a week ago and continued to camp out despite heavy rains earlier in the day, but Sadr took the protest forward by...

  • Moqtada Sadr says only Iraq’s military should hold land seized from IS

    BAGHDAD: Influential Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr said on Friday that only Iraq’s military should hold territory recaptured from the militant Islamic State group, an apparent sign of concern that rival militias might use the gains to expand their influence...

    “It is necessary to support the Iraqi army and security forces to complete their victories in the usurped areas,” Sadr told thousands of supporters at a rally in Baghdad...

  • Shia cleric al-Sadr leads in Iraq's initial vote results

    The political coalition of influential Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr took an early lead in Iraq's national elections in partial returns announced late on Sunday by the Iraqi electoral commission...

    By the end of the announcement, al-Sadr's list had the highest popular vote, followed by al-Amiri's...

  • Sadr scores upset win in Iraq polls, eyes govt

    BAGHDAD: Populist Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr on Tuesday eyed a broad coalition after appearing to deal a blow to both Iranian and American influence with a shock election triumph that has upended Iraqi politics...

    Sadr — who has ruled himself out of becoming prime minister — looks likely to be the key powerbroker and has already mooted a technocrat government of some dozen parties that bridge sectarian divides...

  • 1,250MW RLNG-based power project for Jhang approved

    ISLAMABAD: The Private Power and Infrastructure Board (PPIB) on Wednesday approved 1,250-megawatt RLNG-based power project near Jhang and decided to advertise 132MW hydropower project in Azad Kashmir for bidding...

    The board was informed that the Cabinet Committee on Energy had approved 1,250MW RLNG-based power project near Trimmu Barrage in Jhang district, Punjab, to have some backup for unforeseen outages...

  • AFC confirms funds transfer, checking status of Jhang project

    KARACHI: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) on Wednesday confirmed it had transferred $650,000 to the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) for a flood relief project in the Jhang district, the status of which it is checking...

    The flood relief project, sanctioned in October 2010, involved the construction of a stadium and a training centre in Jhang which was hit by floods in late July that year...

  • Qandeel murder case: Mufti Qavi apprehended, arrested on the way to Jhang

    Cleric Mufti Abdul Qavi was arrested by police on the highway from Multan to Jhang on Wednesday after his application for an extension in his pre-arrest bail in the Qandeel Baloch murder case was rejected, police said...

    Superintendent of Police Cantonment Dr Fahad later confirmed to Dawn that the cleric had been arrested on the highway from Multan to Jhang and will be presented in the court on Thursday...

  • Jhang rape victim seeks justice

    JHANG: City police have let off the hook all the influential suspects nominated in a gang-grape case and dismissed the first information report (FIR)...

    Considering the situation, her parents shifted her to the house of a close relative, Asghar Ali, who lived near Rashid Chowk, old Jhang city, she added...

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