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SC urged to revoke Rao Anwar’s bail



SC urged to revoke Rao Anwar's bail

PESHAWAR: In a notification issued here on Sunday, a Khyber Pakhtunkhwa party has urged the Supreme Court to revoke the bail of former SSP Malir Rao Anwar granted to him in Naqeebullah murder case.

Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao, Chairman of Qaumi Watan Party said that the apex court should take measures against retired police officer as he could pressurise the witnesses of the incident.

He also urged Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Asif Saeed Khosa to take suo motu notice of the disappearance of a key witness in the tribal youth’s murder.

Mehsud, 27, hailing from South Waziristan, was killed allegedly in a fake police encounter in Karachi last year.


Hospital confirms five children died of food poisoning in Karachi



Seven injured as passenger bus overturns in Jhelum

KARACHI: Five children died here early Friday morning and the police say the cause of death was food poisoning.

Their aunt is currently being treated for food poisoning.

The family was from Balochistan’s Pishin and it is unclear where they ate the food that caused them to get sick. They arrived in Karachi at around 11pm.

On the way, they ate food at a street-side restaurant in Khuzdar at around 2pm and when they got to Karachi they ordered biryani from a restaurant in Saddar at around 11:30pm. The police say they ate at the Naubahar restaurant in Saddar, which is near the passport office.

The children have been identified as one-and-a-half-year-old Abdul Ali, four-year-old Aziz Faisal, six-year-old Aliya, seven-year-old Tauheed and nine-year-old Salwa.

They were staying at a Qasr-e-Naz (government lodge) in Karachi through a government officer, said South DIG Sharjeel Kharal.

The father, identified as Faisal who is a land owner, and mother took his sister to the Aga Khan University Hospital when she began feeling sick at around 3am.

When he came back to their lodgings, he found his children were all dead. His sister is still being treated at the hospital and is on the ventilator.

The police are investigating what they ate and, according to SSP South Pir Muhammad Shah, they are sending teams to both restaurants to get samples of the food.

The hospital has confirmed that the cause of death was food poisoning. However, the final cause of death will be determined once the medico-legal officer files their report. The bodies are being taken to Jinnah hospital for postmortem examinations.

The police believe the poisoned food might have been the food consumed in Khuzdar because food poisoning’s effects take five to six hours to manifest.

Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has taken notice of the incident and summoned a report from the Sindh Food Authority. The lodge room at which they were staying has been sealed as has the restaurant.


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Music: Vitrail Brass Quintet at Alliance Française de Karachi



KARACHI: Traditional music aficionados from all over the Metropolis converged at the patio of Alliance Française (French Cultural Centre – AFK) here.

The occasion was a classical music concert by Vitrail Quintet that was held jointly by AFK & French diplomatic mission.

The concert was part of the Classical Music Without Borders – unique international concert series featuring musicians from a host of countries all over the globe including France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia & USA.


Four Centuries of French Music for Brass

The VITRAIL Brass Quintet

(Paris – Reims)

Jean-Baptiste LULLY (1632-1687) : Grande Entrée and two Marches

1 Grande Entrée

2 Marche pour la cérémonie des Turcs

3 Marche guerrière

Jean-Philippe RAMEAU (1683-1764) : Suite

1 Allemande

2 Sarabande

3 Les Cyclopes

Claude DEBUSSY (1862-1918) : Suite

1 Golliwogg’s cake walk (from Children’s Corner)

2 The girl with the flaxen hair

3 Le Petit Nègre

George BARBOTEU (1924-2006) : Chansonneries

Joseph REYNAUD (18..-1887) : “Merle et Pinson” (“Blackbird and Chaffinch”)

George BIZET (1838-1875) : Suite from Carmen

1 Aragonaise

2 Habanera

3 « Nous sommes la garde montante » (children’s choir)

4 Aria et Séguedille

5 Duo d’amour

6 Chant du Toréador

Jean-Baptiste Arnold & Rémy Dintrich, Trompettes

Gérard Tremlet, Cor

Jean-Luc Sauvage, Trombone

Marc Lefèvre, Tuba


VITRAIL QUINTET: It was in 1988 that five musicians, passionate about chamber music founded the Vitrail Brass Quintet. Thus trumpet player Eric Gouillard and tuba player Marc Lefevre of the Orchester de la Garde Républicaine in Paris, trombonist Jean-Luc Sauvage of the Orchester Colonne de Paris, join trumpet player Rémy Dintrich and horn player Gérard Tremlet. They are all members of the Grand Théâtre de Reims. A few years later Jean-Baptiste Arnold takes over from Eric Gouillard. The Vitrail set was quickly approved by the French Ministry of Culture, the Champagne-Ardenne Region and the departments of Marne and Aisne. Since the creation of the Vitrail Quintet, the musicians have successfully given several hundreds of concerts and masterclasses in the Champagne-Ardenne region, in France and during many tours abroad: Tunisia, Poland, Hungary, Iceland, Norway, Vietnam, Slovakia, Greece, Bulgaria, Saudi Arabia, etc. The quintet takes its name from a brass piece by George Delerue, “Stained Glass”.

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Local govt. all prepared ahead of rainy season in Karachi: Minister



Local govt. all prepared ahead of rainy season in Karachi: Minister

KARACHI: The Pakistan Meteorological Department has predicted two days of rain in the metropolitan beginning today (Wednesday).

It has also forecast thunderstorms in the city.

Local government organisations are on alert and Local Government Minister Saeed Ghani has cancelled the vacations of all employees in light of the alert.

The local government is working to make sure the city’s drains are clear and don’t overflow when it rains.

Parts of the city experienced a light drizzle on Monday and Tuesday as well.

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