Sindh govt to set up mu­sic in­sti­tute in Am­jad Sabri’s name


KARACHI—The Sindh gov­ern­ment on Tues­day an­nounced a mu­si­cal in­sti­tute will be es­tab­lished in the name of late Am­jad Sabri in Karachi’s Li­aquatabad.

Home Min­is­ter So­hail An­war Sial made the an­nounce­ment as Pakistan Peo­ple’s Party (PPP) chair­man Bi­lawal Bhutto vis­ited the late qawwal’s house to of­fer con­do­lences.

Sial said the in­ci­dent was be­ing in­ves­ti­gated from all an­gles, hop­ing there would be an out­come soon.

to me­dia, Bi­lawal said he was ag­grieved on the Sabri’s demise and ex­pressed sol­i­dar­ity with the fam­ily.

On Satur­day, in­ves­ti­ga­tors claimed to have made a ma­jor break­through in their probe into the killing as po­lice de­tained a close aide of the slain qawwal for ques­tion­ing.

Sabri was shot dead by two mo­tor­cy­cle-borne gunmen, hardly a kilo­me­tre away from his home in the Li­aquatabad neigh­bour­hood of Karachi on Wed­nes­day. Law en­forcers, in­clud­ing Rangers and po­lice, have rounded up more than 100 sus­pects, in­clud­ing workers of a po­lit­i­cal party, in a city­wide swoop.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors say they have de­tained a sus­pect with al­leged links to Sabri’s killers. “We’ve made a ma­jor break­through in in­ves­ti­ga­tions. We will give good news soon,” a se­nior po­lice of­fi­cial privy to in­ves­ti­ga­tions said.

Ear­lier, Prime Min­is­ter Nawaz Sharif an­nounced Rs10 mil­lion in fi­nan­cial sup­port to the fam­ily of the late qawwal. In a state­ment is­sued on Thurs­day, he said the fed­eral gov­ern­ment will also bear the ed­u­ca­tional ex­penses of Sabri’s chil­dren.

“The loss of Am­jad sabri at the hands of coward ter­rror­ists is loss of en­tire Pakistan. He was gen­uine aashiq-e-Ra­sul,” said the state­ment.

“His con­tri­bu­tions through pro­mo­tion of love and tol­er­ance all around the world are un­matched and un­par­raled in present time. Peo­ple of Pakistan loved him and will re­mem­ber him as a good­will am­bas­sador of Pakistan around the world.”

Mo­tor­cy­clist on the way dur­ing long- awaited rain in the city.

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