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CG JoAnne Wagner opens Photo Expo “Muslims in America” (VIDEO AND TEXT)




KARACHI: JoAnne Wagner Consul General of USA, and Syed Sardar Shah Sindh Minister for Culture, have inaugurated a photo exposition titled Muslims in America at Lincoln Corner in the Liaquat National Memorial Library here.

Commenting on the exhibition Consul General remarked: “The images in the exhibit demonstrate two founding principles of American society: those of tolerance of religious diversity; and freedom of religious practice.  Americans are proud of their right to practice the religion of their choice, without any fear,”

The photo exhibition showcases religious diversity and religious freedom in the USA that is home to one of the most diverse Muslim populations in the world.

The exhibit will remain open to the general public till 4th June.


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Altaf Hussain’s arrest: Karachi AIG orders foolproof security in metropolitan



Karachi Police

KARACHI: Karachi Police Chief Ameer Ahmed Shaikh has ordered the police to stay alert and ensure foolproof security in the metropolitan in order to deal with any untoward incident following the arrest of MQM founder Altaf Hussain in London.

Muttahida Qaumi Movement founder Altaf Hussain was arrested by the Scotland Yard this morning.

Karachi AIG has directed the SSPs of city’s districts to ensure swift security measures in order to avoid any law and order situation amid arrest of MQM founder.

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Allama Abbas Kumaili passes away



Abbas Kumaili

KARACHI: Leader of Jaffria Alliance Allama Abbas Kumaili, who has also served as a senator, passed away today after a protracted illness at a private hospital here in Soldier Bazar. 

His Namaz-e-Janaza is scheduled to be held after Maghrib prayers at the Mehfil-i-Shah-i-Khorasan mosque here. 

President Dr. Arif Alvi has expressed his deep grief and sorrow over the death of Allama Abbas Kumaili. He pointed out that late Allama Kumaili was a strong advocate for the cause of Muslims’ unity and sectarian harmony.

PM Imran Khan has expressing sorrow over his sad demise noted that he was a strong voice of interfaith harmony and unity among the Muslims. CM Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah lauded his services for sectarian harmony. It is pertinent to mention here that his son Akbar Kumaili was shot dead in 2014 by unidentified gunmen.

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Cricket, and the staff of US diplomatic post in Karachi!



Cricket at US Consulate

Q1: What is a Googly?

A: – Googly eyes like this.

     – An internet research tool?

     – Something that exists in Silicon Valley.

     – Is it a specific kind of pitch?

     – It has something to do with the way you look at the players and judge them.

Q2: How many balls are there in one over?

A:   – Fifteen.

       – Four.

       – Three?

Q3: What is a dolly catch?

A:   – An assisted catch with a cart.

       -That’s when…I don’t know what it means.

       – We catch it just as it hits the ground.

Q4: What is a golden duck?

A:   -Bird that gets hit by a ball in the air.

       -Hitting one that’s for six points?

       -Hitting one that’s zero points.

       I think it might be similar to a home-run in Baseball.

Q5: What is a silly point?

A:   -It is sound a baby makes.

       -The wicketer behind the wicket catching the ball that gets missed.

       -The point that someone gets through no accomplishment of their own. Someone else has done something and they take advantage of that.

Q6: What is a slog shot?

A:   -It is an animal.

       -No, in boxing, it’s a hard hit!


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