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European Commission pays tribute to journalist Khalid Hameed Farooqui

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BRUSSELS: The European Commission Tuesday appreciated the services of late senior journalist Khalid Hameed Farooqui and paid tribute to him, noting that he gave voice to journalism where it is often silenced.

Farooqui, a senior journalist at Geo News, passed away last Saturday due to a heart attack after he had arrived in Brussels from London.

Originally from Karachi, Farooqui was settled in Europe for the last many years. He is survived by a son, a daughter, and a widow.

In his press briefing, European Commission chief spokesperson Eric Mamer told journalists that Farooqui was a well-known and respected figure in the commission’s press room.

“Hailing from Pakistan, he was Geo TV’s bureau chief. He had spent decades in the field of journalism and remained associated with Geo TV since its launch,” Mamer said.

Read more: Senior journalist Khalid Hameed Farooqui passes away in Brussels

Mamer added that Farooqui covered the French elections, was an expert on NATO, gave voice to journalism where it is often silenced, and brought light to conflicts around the world.

The European Commission’s chief spokesperson said Farooqui did all this while putting human rights on top of the agenda. Mamer said Farooqui always asked questions very gently and politely.

“I am grateful for his elegance. In addition to his journalistic work, he will be remembered for his humanitarian work. He fought for the freedom of press and democracy,” Mamer added.

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52 districts in Pakistan have 52 cases of the polio virus.

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Nine kids have also contracted the debilitating illness in the first seven months of the infection.

Environment samples from Dadu, Hyderabad, Karachi South, Karachi Central, Karachi West, Quetta, Loralai, Rawalpindi, and Islamabad, according to a polio program official, found WPV1.

With 52 regions having reported cases of the virus this year, the official confirmed.

In order for parents nationwide to take the polio vaccination, he said, “it is crucial that they comprehend the ongoing threat that this virus poses to their children’s health and make sure to welcome vaccinators.”

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A glimpse of Sania Mirza’s relaxed moments

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After a hiatus following her most recent Hajj trip, former Indian tennis sensation Sania Mirza returned to Instagram.

The 37-year-old has a large global fan base, and those followers are quite curious to discover what daily errands Mirza runs.

Though she had been away from social media on her trip to Saudi Arabia for the Hajj last month, it had been a while since she had disclosed specifics about her time spent with friends and family.

Mirza was pictured chilling out with family and friends in her most recent Instagram image.

With a caption that read “Unrolling the B-roll,” the athlete shared images of herself, her gorgeous kid, Izhaan Mirza Malik, and pals, along with a few inane but artistically pleasing shots that showcased the star’s passion for the arts.

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Federal Cabinet once again postpones decision on PTI suspension and Article 6 action against Imran and Alvi

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The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) ban decision was postponed by the federal cabinet on Wednesday once more.

Announcing this to the attendees of the meeting was Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif.

Here in the Prime Minister’s Office, the cabinet finally convened after being postponed twice. Article 6 proceedings against PTI founder Imran Khan, former National Assembly deputy speaker Qasim Suri, and former president Dr. Arif Alvi could not be decided upon at the meeting.

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