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Pakistan’s qawwali music fights to be heard after Amjad Sabri’s death

KARACHI: Nearly two years after Pakistan's foremost qawwali singer Amjad Sabri was gunned down in Karachi, the devotional music of Islam's Sufi mystical sect is struggling to survive, as fears of sectarianism and modern pressures slowly drown out its powerfully hypnotic strains. Thousands poured into the streets near Sabri's family home after his death for his funeral, a rare public display of affection in Karachi. "He was a rockstar of the masses," explained journalist and musician Ali Raj, who studied under Sabri.…

‘Security fear’: Amjad Sabri’s family decides to leave Pakistan

KARACHI: Family of late iconic qawwal Amjad Sabri has decided to leave Pakistan for fear of their safety, ARY News reported. Brother of Amjad Sabri, Azmat Sabri said all his family wanted to shift to London for protection of their lives. “Although, we have spent all our lives in this city, but we now consider ourselves insecure. Our lives are at stake in Liaquatabad (following the murder of Amjad Sabri),” he said while exclusively talking to ARY News. Read : Heart-breaking: Amjad Sabri’s last words to killers…

Imran Khan voted ARY’s Person of The Year

Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan has been voted ARY’s Person of The Year (2016), according to result of our online user-based poll. Arynews.tv conducted an online poll, participated by hundreds of thousands of our readers. On the eve of the New Year, noted social worker Abdul Sattar Edhi (late) and Imran were deadlocked with 30% votes each in their favour, but Khan slightly pulled ahead to 31% by the day end. Edhi got the second highest number of votes (30%), followed by ex-army chief General Raheel Sharif…

Edhi, Sabri among most ‘googled’ people in Pakistan in 2016

Google has on Wednesday revealed the annual Year in Search which highlights the top searches in Pakistan in 2016. Previously called Google Zeitgeist, the Year in Search provides a snapshot of the trends, people, and happenings that captured the nation’s interest during the year. Google said that many topics set a new all-time high in search interest, but some were unexpected and surprising. Among the most searched person include renowned social worker Abdul Sattar Edhi and qawwal Amjad Sabri, both of whom passed…

‘Asim Capri’s JIT report marred with discrepancies’

KARACHI: The joint investigation team report of alleged target killers Asim alias Capri and Ishaq alias Bobby who are accused of high profile murders including qawwal Amjad Sabri has been completed. However, intelligence agencies have raised objection to several discrepancies and gross inaccuracies in the JIT report, and have strongly criticised the performance of law-enforcement agencies for the first time. READ MORE: Irrefutable evidence behind arrest of Sabri’s ‘murderers’: Umar Khattab The eight-page…

Ishaq Bobby’s relative involved in Karachi airport attack: officials

KARACHI: Two years after the deadly attack at Karachi airport, officials revealed that at least two terrorists involved in the attack were locals, ARY News reported. According to officials investigating the attack, two locals namely Majid and Ehtesham were involved in the 2014 attack on the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi. Majid is said to be a relative of Ishaq Bobby, a suspect recently arrested in qawwal Amjad Sabri's murder case. Related CM Sindh announces arrest of Amjad Sabri murder, majlis firing suspects…

CM Sindh announces arrest of Amjad Sabri murder, majlis firing suspects

KARACHI: Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah on Monday announced arrest of two people involved in June 22 murder of famed qawwal Amjad Ali Sabri, ARY News reported. Addressing a media conference, the CM Sindh claimed that Counter Terrorism Department of police arrested Asim alias Capri and Ishaq alias Bobby. Forensic test of weapons recovered from the duo confirmed their involvement in Amjad Sabri's murder, the recent attack on a majlis (religious gathering) in Nazimabad area of the city, along with a number of other…