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1200km decayed water distribution network to be replaced in Karachi: Sindh CM

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that the water shortage in the city was not so acute as was being propagated, but the actual problem was 70 to 80 years old water distribution network. “1200km decayed water distribution network causing water shortage will be replaced,” he said while presiding over a high-power follow up meeting for provision of safe drinking water in the province here at the CM House. Provincial ministers, Manzoor Wassan, Dr Sikandar Mendhro, Jam Khan Shoro, Fayaz Butt, Chief…

Egypt’s Al-Azhar university head replaced over declaring another scholar ‘apostate’

CAIRO: The head of Egypt’s Al-Azhar university, one of the world’s leading Islamic seats of learning, has been replaced after labelling a controversial Muslim reformer an apostate, the institution said. The development came as Al-Azhar is pressured by critics who say the authority has not done enough to counter extremism. Ahmed Hosni Taha, the acting university president, had been forced to apologize on Thursday after saying reformer Islam Al-Behairy was an “apostate” for attacking some of the founding scholars of…

Mahira Khan dropped from SRK-starrer ‘Raees’: Indian media

NEW DELHI: The hostility between the arch-rivals Pakistan and India has now literally taken a toll on Bollywood as Indian media reports claiming that Mahira Khan has been dropped from Shahrukh Khan-starrer Raees. The DNA India report its ‘reliable sources’ as saying that the flick is due to release on Indian Republic Day weekend and the filmmakers had been facing immense pressure to replace the actress, especially after the Uri attack that aggravated the situation. The report said: “It was a very painful decision for…