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Arooj Aftab becomes first Pakistani artist to light up Times Square in New York

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Pakistani-American singer Arooj Aftab, two-time Grammy nominee, has  been featured on Times Square Billboard as Spotify’s Ambassador for ‘EQUAL Pakistan’.

Aftab, who has become a household name with her singing skills, is representing women creators of Pakistan at a global level.

The world’s most popular streaming service aims to celebrate female creators by giving them a platform to share their content with the world.

The Mohabbat singer is being featured as the platform’s ‘EQUAL Artist of the Month’ on the digital billboard ad in New York as a part of global campaign. 

“I am extremely excited to be the first Ambassador of EQUAL Pakistan because this kind of well-structured program will help uplift women in the audio industry of Pakistan.” said the singer.

Aftab is the first Pakistani woman to have been nominated for a Grammy in the Best New Artist and Best Global Performance category.

Her work is being appreciated around the world and she’s “elated” about her music being recognised by the highest award ceremony in the industry.

She once performed at a music festival in Pakistan where she met Sufi legend Abida Parveen and had sung ‘Man Kunto Maula’ with her. 

As for her connection with Pakistani music, the singer believes that Pakistanis, on a cultural level, are never without music or poetry, never without some form of art and dance. 

Aftab is also the (first Pakistani artist) to perform at American musical festival Coachella this year alongside artists such as Harry Styles, Lil baby, Billie Eilish, Megan Thee Stallion, Disclosure, 21 Savage, Stromae and many other artists.

Arooj Aftab is globally known for her unique singing style. She was also featured in former US president, Barack Obama’s playlist of music he enjoyed listening to during the summer of 2021. 

Her song ‘Mohabbat’ was mentioned alongside songs from artists such as Stevie Wonder, The Rolling Stones and Rihanna.

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Senate Session: Senate Proceeds With Debate On Important National Issues

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Today, the Senate reconvened in the Parliament House in Islamabad, with Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani presiding.

The House has persisted in debating matters of national significance.

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TTP and Jamaat-ul-Ahrar battle in Loralai, raising tensions

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The conflict between Jamaat-ul-Ahrar and the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has intensified, with a violent altercation taking place on the evenings of February 15 and 16.

A top Jamaat-ul-Ahrar commander known as Qari Ismail or Ziaur Rahman was critically injured in this battle during a lethal attack in the Lala Pul neighborhood of District Loralai.

The confrontation between rival factions Target Killing and Dharo is part of an ongoing battle, other Jamaat-ul-Ahrar members have verified. Originating from the Khyber area of KP, Qari Ismail has been a well-known leader for the last ten years.

These commanders have killed civilians and law enforcement personnel in terrorist assaults in Punjab and Peshawar. Following the killing of Jamaat-ul-Ahrar leader Omar Khalid Khorasani in August 2022, tensions between the group and the TTP arose.

Notably, disputes have also emerged as a result of the TTP’s central committee, headed by Mohsin Wazir and backed by Muhassud Wali, removing two commanders connected to Jamaat-ul-Ahrar from ministerial positions. Tensions in the Khyber area have escalated to the brink of war as both terrorist organizations compete for dominance.

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Perhaps another significant increase in power prices

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The Central Power Purchasing Agency (CPPA) has appealed to NEPRA to raise the price of energy by Rs7.13 per unit starting next month.

The rise will cost customers who are already suffering from inflation an extra Rs66.77 billion if NEPRA approves the demand.

According to the CPPA’s appeal, electricity distribution firms received 7.93 billion units in January 2024.

On February 23, Nepra will consider the petition. Customers who are on Lifeline KE will not be able to use the updated pricing.

In light of the monthly fuel adjustment (MFA), it is relevant to note that on January 31, the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) raised the power rate by Rs5.63 per unit.

Following the conclusion of the NEPRA hearing on the Central Power Purchasing Agency’s (CPPA) appeal for a fuel monthly adjustment that will increase the power rate by Rs5.63 per unit for December 2023, the verdict was made public.

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