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Slain journalist Arshad Sharif laid to rest in Islamabad

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  • The journalist was laid to rest after his funeral prayers were offered Islamabad’s Faisal Mosque.
  • Scores of people including members of journalists fraternity attended Sharif’s funeral prayer.
  • PTI Chairman Imran Khan along with other PTI leaders offered the funeral prayers of the slain journalist in Lahore absentia. 

Senior journalist and television anchorperson Arshad Sharif was laid to rest in Islamabad’s H-11 cemetery on Thursday.  

The journalist was laid to rest after his funeral prayers were offered amid high security at Islamabad’s Faisal Mosque. 

Scores of people including members of journalists’ fraternity attended Sharif’s funeral prayer. 

Meanwhile, PTI Chairman Imran Khan along with other PTI leaders offered the funeral prayers of the slain journalist in Lahore absentia. The prayers were attended by PTI leaders Asad Umar, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Shahbaz Gill, Hammad Azhar and others. 

Sharif was shot dead by the Kenyan police Sunday night in a “mistaken identity” case while he was travelling to Nairobi.

Sharif’s body was flown to Pakistan from Kenya in the early hours of Wednesday. Members of his family received his body at the Islamabad airport.

In Kenya, the country’s police, in its first report, admitted to killing him. The Kenyan police said that Sharif was shot in the head in a mistaken identity case.

At his family’s request, an eight-member medical board of the PIMS hospital carried out the postmortem on his body at the hospital. An ENT surgeon and an OMFS surgeon were also included in the team of doctors at the family’s request.

The PIMS medical board also conducted an X-ray and CT scan of his body at the hospital.

Sources said that the initial postmortem report is expected to be released today.

Professor Hashim Raza of the PIMS hospital said that forensics of the samples sent to the laboratory may take some days to come back.

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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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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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Plant For Pakistan: Take A Footstep To Bring Back Takht Padi Forest

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The Punjab government, in association with the Defense Housing Authority of Islamabad and Rawalpindi, will begin a cooperative initiative to restore the Takht Padi Forest on July 27.

Drive’s objectives include freeing the property from mafia control and eliminating encroachments.

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