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Three-day mourning announced in GB over Kulsoom’s death

GILGIT: Gilgit Baltistan Chief Minister Hafiz Hafeezur Rehman Wednesday announced three days mourning in the province over the death of Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, who died in London due to throat cancer. He expressed profound grief and sorrow over the sad demise of Begum Kulsoom Nawaz and prayed to Allah Almighty to rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant courage to the members of bereaved family to bear the loss with patience. The chief minister, in his condolence message, paid tribute to late Kulsoom Nawaz for…

Two-day mourning in Balochistan over Mastung blast

QUETTA: The provincial government of Balochistan has announced two-day mourning across the province over the deadly suicide Mastung Blast that killed 128 people including Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) candidate for elections Siraj Raisani. During the period of mourning, the national flag will fly at half-mast at the government buildings while all the offices and schools will be closed today. The markets and transportations will also remain closed during the mourning days. A suicide bomber killed 128 people at an…

Countrywide mourning after deadly suicide bombing in Lahore

LAHORE: A wave of mourning engulfed the country in the wake of yesterday's deadly suicide attack in Lahore claiming at least 13 lives and the city's residents railed at the government for failing to protect them. The chief minister of Punjab Shahbaz Sharif declared a day of mourning after Monday's blast on Lahore's Mall Road, one of the city's main arteries. An FIR of the Lahore blast has been registered. Police said three accomplices fled the scene right after the deadly attack. At least 13 people were killed,…

Qatar in 3-day mourning after former emir’s death

DOHA: Qatar began three days of mourning on Monday after the death of former Emir Khalifa bin Hamad Al-Thani, who oversaw the start of the country’s transformation into an energy powerhouse. Prayers were to take place at the national mosque with huge crowds expected, after which the former ruler will be buried. Flags on official buildings flew at half-mast. Many Qataris took to social media to express their condolences. A state visit by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was due to go ahead on Monday, but a high-profile…

MQM to mark ‘day of mourning’ tomorrow

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) will observe a 'day of mourning' on Wednesday in the wake of alleged extra-judicial killing of Aftab Ahmed, coordinator of its lawmaker Farooq Sattar under the custody of Rangers, ARY News reported.