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Abida Parveen

Abida Parveen is a skillful woman from Islamabad who sews and sells footballs to provide for her children and ailing husband

Blue Area is Islamabad's most elite area. Its tall, shiny buildings and sprawling mansions speak of its inhabitant's opulence. On one of its pavements, however, sits a highly skillful woman who spends her day sewing footballs with her hands, which she then puts up for sale. Abida Parveen says hard times forced her to take up this task. She is a mother of four, and her husband is unable to earn bread for the family due to his illness. Her day's labour provides her with Rs. 400-500, barely enough to put food on the…

Top Pakistani artists promise a ‘musical’ start to PSL 3

DUBAI: Top Pakistan singers backed up by legendary folk star Abida Parveen promised a musical and enthralling start to the Pakistan Super League, in a colourful opening ceremony to be held at Dubai stadium on Thursday. Led by PSL key singer and league's anthem singer Ali Zafar, the star studded press conference was held at Dubai stadium on Wednesday, and divulged some of the key features of the opening ceremony to raise the excitement of the fans. Zafar, who has been singing the main theme song of the PSL since its…

Bhitshah: Stranger in car of Abida Parveen stirs police in action

BHITSHAH: Sufi singer Abida Parveen recoiled to see a stranger sitting in her car when she returned after performing at the music function during the Urs of Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai, here in Bhitshah on Wednesday night. Parveen, the Sufi singing legend of Sindh, left the vehicle immediately finding a stranger in her car. Policemen present during the Urs celebrations for security, run towards the car and detained the stranger, local sources said. Police, later granted security clearance to Abida Parveen, to leave to…