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Elizabeth Taylor late at her own funeral

LOS ANGELES - Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor was given a small private funeral service attended by family and close friends in the Los Angeles area on Thursday, a day after she died of congestive heart failure.
The Oscar-winning actress, 79, was laid to rest at the Forest Lawn cemetery in Glendale, outside Los Angeles -- the same place where her close friend, singer Michael Jackson, was buried in 2009.
Taylor's service was scheduled to begin at 2 p.m., but started 15

Khalid Ghurki laid to rest

LAHORE - The funeral for Pakistan People's Party (PPP) leader Khalid Javaid Ghurki, husband of Federal Minister Samina Khalid Ghurki, was offered in Defence Housing Authority (DHA) Phase 5 on Wednesday. Maulana Ameer Hamza led the funeral prayers. The Punjab governor, PPP provincial leaders, workers and politicians from the political divide were present.
Later another funeral prayer was offered in his native town before laying him to rest in his ancestral graveyard in Ghurki

2nd SKMCH’s foundation stone laid in Peshawar

PESHAWAR - Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Chief Minister Amir Haider Khan Hoti laid foundation stone of the second Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital in Peshawar in a ceremony on Wednesday. Shaukat Khanum Hospital Medical Director Dr Asim Yousaf said some 40,000 cancer patients who belonged to KP and adjacent tribal regions came to Lahore for their treatment that was 13 percent of the total patients. Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust chief cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan said the

Madni and his son laid to rest

KARACHI - Funeral prayers for Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ) leader Maulana Ahmad Madni and his son were offered after Zuhr prayers and both were laid to rest amid tight security on Sunday. The ASWJ announced a country-wide day of mourning on March 11 against the assassination of Madni and his son Abu Bakar, who were killed by unknown assailants in Buffer Zone, Karachi on Saturday.
The funeral prayers were offered at Darul Uloom Mehmoodia, Buffer Zone and the bodies were laid to

Bhatti laid to rest as thousands mourn his killing

KHUSHPUR/ISLAMABAD - Shouting 'death for killers', thousands of people on Friday buried the country's only Christian government minister who was killed for seeking a review of the country's blasphemy laws. Shahbaz Bhatti, 42, an outspoken campaigner against the blasphemy law, died in a hail of bullets as he left his mother's home in the capital Islamabad on Wednesday.
Wailing women in his ancestral mainly Christian village Khushpur, 290km south of Islamabad in Faisalabad, beat

Nisar’s mother laid to rest

ISLAMABAD - Opposition leader Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan's mother was laid to rest at Chakri graveyard on Thursday. Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani also visited the residence of Nisar Ali Khan to offer his condolences. The prime minister expressed deep sorrow and grief over the death of Nisar's mother, who breathed her last on Wednesday.
Those who attended the funeral included Hamza Shahbaz Sharif, Raja Zafarul Haq, Iqbal Zafar Jhagra, Zulfiqar Khosa, Khawaja Asif, Senator Ishaq

Shumaila laid to rest in Chak Jhumra

FAISALABAD - Shumaila Kanwal, widow of Fahim Shamshad killed by Raymond Davis in Lahore, was laid to rest in Chak Jhumra on Monday. A large number of locals attended the funeral in her home town Adrri, Chak Jhumra whereas law and security agencies ensured strict security measures.
Punjab government reportedly deployed over 800 policemen at the scene, out of which 200 were disguised in civil clothes. On the other hand, Punjab Police registered the case in Chak Jhumra Police

Khawaja Sharif’s mother laid to rest

LAHORE - Former Lahore High Court chief justice Khawaja Muhammad Sharif's mother was laid to rest at Miani Sahib Graveyard on Thursday. Punjab Chief Minster Mian Shahbaz Sharif, LHC Chief Justice of Lahore High Court Justice Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry and other notables attended the funeral.
Quran Khawani are scheduled for today at GOR-I after the Friday prayer.

Wali Khan Babar laid to rest

Quett/lahore - Wali Khan Babar, a Geo News reporter who was killed by unknown men in Karachi on Thursday night, was laid to rest in his native town, Zhob on Friday.
His body was first brought to Quetta from where journalists and Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awamy Party workers joined his funeral procession to Gadi Babar of Zhob district. People from various walks of life attended his funeral prayer.
Journalists raised black flags on all press club buildings of Balochistan, while

Punjab governor laid to rest – Taseer’s killing is political murder,...

LAHORE - Leaders of the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) foresaw a political controversy behind the assassination of Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer and called it a "political murder", as the deceased was laid to rest at the Cavalry Grounds graveyard on Wednesday.
Leading the enraged onslaught, PPP Punjab Senior Minister Raja Riaz said the Punjab governor was killed for political reasons and his murder highlighted the failure of the provincial government. He said it was surprising

Taseer laid to rest with state honour

LAHORE - Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer was laid to rest at the Cavalry Ground graveyard with full state honour o Wednesday. A 25-member of the Punjab Police contingent presented salute to the martyred leader as his body was lowered into his last resting place.
Family members, close friends, admirers, federal and provincial ministers, a number of PPP office bearers, high ranking officials of the provincial government were present during the burial. Moving scenes were witnessed at

Railway track to be laid through Khunjarab Pass

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and China have agreed in principle to constitute a consortium for seeking a soft-term loan from some international company for laying a railway track between the two countries, an official said.
Talking to APP, he said a six-member committee comprising equal number of experts from both China and Pakistan has already been constituted to move forward in this regard.
He said that China has already prepared a feasibility report of laying a railway track in

MA Zuberi laid to rest

KARACHI: MA Zuberi, veteran journalist and one of the pioneers of financial journalism in Pakistan, was laid to rest the graveyard in the compound of Abdullah Shah Ghazi's shrine on Monday. His funereal prayer was offered at Masjid Noor-ul Islam at Zamzama Park, led by Maulana Manzoor Ahmed. A large number of people including prominent journalists and politicians attended the last rites.
Arif Nizami condoles Zuberi's death: Arif Nizami, Editor of Pakistan Today, has condoled the

ANP leader Haji Jeelani laid to rest in Chaman

QUETTA: Haji Jeelani Khan, tribal elder and central leader of the Awami National Party, who died after being injured in an armed attack, was buried in the border town of Chaman on Sunday amidst a large gathering of people from different sections of society.
Jeelani, the ANP joint secretary and head of his clan Asheyzai of the Achakzai tribe, was critically wounded when unidentified, armed militants opened indiscriminate fire at his vehicle when he was on his way home from the

No employee being laid off, says Rabbani

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to the prime minister Senator Mian Raza Rabbani on Wednesday briefed the parliament on decisions taken by the Implementation Commission on the 18th Amendment, saying during or after the process of devolution of functions to the provinces, the existing employees of these ministries or divisions would not be laid off.
"Rather, it would be ensured that terms and conditions of the service of those employees shall not be varied to their disadvantage. It was further

Dr Imran Farooq laid to rest

KARACHI: Karachi was virtually shut down on Saturday as MQM's murdered leader, Dr Imran Farooq's body was laid to rest in front of wailing crowds shouting slogans.
The MQM leader was laid to rest at the Shuhda Qabristan in Yasinabad after his body was brought to Karachi from London in the morning. Senior MQM leaders including Dr Farooq Sattar, Haider Abbas Rizvi, Dr Imran Farooq's widow, children and father were also aboard.
Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad and Interior

A new political chessboard is laid

As the law and order situation in Karachi deteriorates, threatening the PPP-MQM marriage of convenience and with the animosity between the PPP and the PML-N in the Punjab and in the centre also intensifying the rumour mill has once again started churning out reports of an impending change and that next two weeks are critical.
Though the PPP believes it can continue to govern the province of Sindh where even without the MQM it has simple majority in the assembly, the coalition in