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I want to make mark in Bollywood like Mahira, Mawra: Zhalay Sarhadi

Model and actress Zhalay Sarhadi has revealed that she was many Indian films but she rejected them due to Indo-Pak tensions and lack of strong script and role. She was talking to Daily Dunya during a press meet of her upcoming movie ‘Chalay Thay Saath’ which stars Syra Shehroz, Osama Tahir, Behroze Sabzwari, Mansha Pasha, Faris Khalid, Kent S. Leung, Shamim Halai and Sherbaaz Kaleem. She said that if she is offered any project in future she will only accept it of the role is up to her mark. Zhalay affirmed that she is a true Pakistani and is desirous…
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Saira Peter — the first opera singer in Pakistan

LAHORE (APP): Saira Peter has become the first Pakistani singer who recorded her album of Sufi poetry in Opera, the music and style invented in Italy. She told APP here on Monday that she selected the poetry of saint and Sufi poet Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai for her first album, which was released on Monday. She said that she planned to introduce the message of peace, love and brotherhood through the poetry of Sufis among people. She selected opera music to spread this message in Europe also. Saira said that those who listened to the the Sufi poetry in opera…
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Zhalay Sarhadi says she was offered to be Priyanka’s body double

(Web Desk) – Pakistani model and actress Zhalay Sarhadi said in an interview that she used to be compared with the Indian diva Priyanka Chopra in terms of looks. She mentioned that she had started working in the same year when the Indian actress received the title of Miss World. Zhalay told that she was once mistaken to be Priyanka while hosting a show. “I bet even the Indian actress knows about me by now”, she added. The supermodel claimed that a person from India had once asked her to play as Priyanka Chopra’s body double. She said, “I was…
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Drake breaks Ed Sheeran’s young record on Spotify

NEW YORK (AFP) - Drake s new album has set a record for the best first day on Spotify, edging out Ed Sheeran who held the title for a mere two weeks. The Toronto hip-hop star on Saturday dropped "More Life," a 22-song collection that ventures deeper into the dancehall sounds of Jamaica and features appearances by other leading rappers. A Spotify spokeswoman said that "More Life" was played 61,302,082 times on its first full day Sunday, topping the 56,727,861 streams on March 3 for English songwriter Sheeran s "Divide." Spotify, the world s largest streaming platform, has some 100…
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Pakistan beat New Zealand 4-2 in third hockey test

WELLINGTON (APP) – Youthful Abubakr starred in Pakistan’s thumping 4-2 victory over New Zealand with a superb penalty corner goals hat trick in the third hockey test at Wellington’s national hockey stadium. Abubakr from Faisalabad justified his inclusion in the national senior team and earned a unique distinction of slamming a penalty corner hat trick in Pakistan’s well deserved win over New Zealand, ranked six places higher, said the information made available to APP. The 5 match series stands at 1-1. The match began with New Zealand entering Pakistan’s circle a few times. Off a fierce tomahawk, Pakistani goal keeper…
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SSU commando Saeed Afridi wins martial arts world championship

Special Security Unit (SSU) commando of Sindh police Khan Saeed Afridi won gold medal in 2nd International Thai Martial Arts Games and Festival 2017, and became the martial arts world champion. 26-year-old Saeed Afridi downed Indonesian opponent in the final bout that was held at National Stadium Bangkok. 70 countries including India had participated in the competition. The Indian squad, led by their ambassador, consisted of 35 members but could not win a single gold medal in the entire tournament. Commandant SSU Maqsood Ahmed congratulated Saeed Afridi on becoming the world champion and said Saeed has proven his expertise in…
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Four international wrestlers reach Karachi

– Four international wrestlers have reached Karachi to participate in the wrestling event, reported Dunya News on Tuesday. Pakistan is holding wrestling event of international level for the first time and matches will be played in different cities. According to management, wrestlers from more than twenty countries will participate in the event. The four players to have reached Karachi include Tiny Iron (England), Yaseen Usmani (Algeria), Flesh Gordon (USA) and Badshah Pehalwan Khan (Pakistan/France). International wrestlers said that they have come to Pakistan to promote the game in this country. Organizers of the event are also claiming that Pakistan is…
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Schweinsteiger signs for Chicago Fire: Man Utd

CHICAGO (AFP) - Former Germany captain Bastian Schweinsteiger has signed for Major League Soccer side the Chicago Fire from Premier League giants Manchester United, the English club confirmed on Tuesday. Schweinsteiger, a key member of Germany s 2014 World Cup-winning team, heads to the United States after an unhappy stint with Manchester United, where he has been frozen out by manager Jose Mourinho. The 32-year-old, who scored 24 goals in 121 appearances for Germany, will join Chicago subject to a medical and a visa being obtained. "I am sad to leave so many friends at Manchester United," Schweinsteiger told the…
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Tennis: Federer in full flight heading into Miami

INDIAN WELLS (AFP) - Roger Federer keeps saying he s still on the comeback trail, but he s covering ground faster than he ever imagined. The Swiss, sidelined much of 2016 with a knee injury, soared to a fifth ATP Indian Wells Masters title on Sunday to go with the 18th Grand Slam crown he claimed at the Australian Open in January. And now that he s back at number six in the world, Federer is reassessing his goals for 2017. "This was not part of the plan, to win Australia and Indian Wells," Federer said after his 6-4, 7-5…
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