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The lost Tajiks of Pakistan

DUSHANBE, AUG 22 (DNA) – The medieval Mumlikat-e-Gibar of northeastern Afghanistan and the northern areas of Pakistan was established as a Muslim Tajik sultanate in about 1190 AD, being ruled in tandem by two brothers. Sultan Bahram and Sultan Pakhal (or Fahkal) Gibari were the scions of an earlier local Tajik princely dynasty of Zoroastrian converts, ruling the famous Pech Valley area in Kunar (Afghanistan). Hence their family name Gibari which was taken from “Gabr”, a term used derogatively by early Arabs for unconverted Zoroastrians. The brothers were sons of Sultan Kehjaman, son of Sultan Hindu of Pech.

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Turkey felicitates Shahid Abbasi on assuming office of PM

ISLAMABAD, Aug 21 (DNA): Turkish Ambassador to Pakistan S. Babur Girgin Monday delivered a letter of felicitation to Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi from the Turkish President, on assuming his office. The Turkish Ambassador expressed the hope that upward trajectory of Pakistan-Turkey relations would continue its pace and would result into greater cooperation and collaboration between the two countries. The Turkish Ambassador also felicitated Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on his behalf and of his government, during the call on at the PM Office.

ISLAMABAD, AUG 20: Aziz Boolani, CEO of Serena Hotels along Air Marshal Asad Abdur Rehman Lodhi and others attend premiere of the documentary ‘Dancing with Snow’ hosted by Ski Federation Pakistan.=DNA PHOTO

Premiere of documentary ‘Dancing with Snow’ held in Serena

ISLAMABAD, AUG 20 (DNA) – The Pakistan Air Force Ski Federation hosted a premiere of the documentary ‘Dancing with Snow’ in collaboration with Serena Hotels. The 15-minute film promotes skiing on the exceptional slopes of Pakistan and the event was attended by local and foreign dignitaries and enthusiasts of winter sports. The Vice Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Asad Abdur Rehman Lodhi, was the Chief Guest on the occasion and took the opportunity to highlight the wonders of Northern Pakistan which is home to 5 of the world’s 14 highest peaks.

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Nawaz Sharif may remain as President of PML-N

ISLAMABAD, AUG 17 (DNA) – According to reliable sources the government is in the process of introducing a bill in the parliament seeking removal of the clause that if a parliamentarian is deseated he then has to abdicate party office also. According to sources now this clause shall be amended and removed from the constitution after which Nawaz Sharif again will take over as the party president. For the time being Sardar Yaqbub Nasir has been made acting party president and for the permanent president name of Shahbaz Sharif is proposed.

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Pakistan Embassy marks 70th Independence Day in Ankara

ANKARA, AUG 14 (DNA) – The Pakistan Embassy in Ankara marked the country’s 70th year of independence on Monday. The ceremony began with hoisting of the national flag, followed by reading of a message from Pakistan’s President Mamnoon Hussain. Syed Ali Asad Gilani, Charge D’affaires of Pakistan in Turkey, said: “We continue to see the individual strengths of Pakistan and Turkey, as our mutual strengths.” Gilani added that Turkey stands shoulder to shoulder with its Pakistani brothers.

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Ambassador: Pakistan-Azerbaijan relations higher than strategic partnership

BAKU, AUG 14 (DNA) – A flag raising ceremony was held at the Pakistani embassy in Azerbaijan on Monday on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of Pakistan’s declaration of independence. The ceremony was attended by numerous Pakistanis who are living in Azerbaijan or have come from Pakistan as guests. Pakistani ambassador to Azerbaijan Saeed Khan Mohmand said that a large number of Pakistani tourists also joined the ceremony. According to him, relations between Azerbaijan and Pakistan are increasing day by day.

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Nawaz Sharif taking GT road on workers’ demands: Marriyum Aurangzeb

ISLAMABAD, AUG 08 (DNA) – Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, Marriyum Aurangzeb says the former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is going home through GT Road on the demand of party workers and members of parliament. she said it is absolutely wrong to say that it is a ploy to put pressure on the state institutions. The minister said Nawaz Sharif has always respected and upheld the law and constitution and therefore presented himself and his family for accountability.