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Famous Pakistani actor Neelo dies, ‘happiest moment’ says Bilawal Bhutto on sister’s marriage

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New Delhi: Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari, eldest daughter of Pakistan’s former president Asif Ali Zardari and former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, tied the knot with Mahmood Choudhry, the son of a US-based businessman, in a daytime ceremony Friday in Karachi.

Her brother and Pakistan Peoples Party chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari took to Twitter and congratulated the newly wed couple with a heartfelt message.

He described it as the “happiest moment” of his life, adding that it “felt like our mother was watching over us in this moment of joy”. Benazir Bhutto was assassinated on 27 December 2007 in Rawalpindi after an election rally.

The wedding was held amid Covid restrictions in the country and about 300 guests were in attendance.

The reception ceremony Saturday was attended by many political dignitaries such as PPP leaders Sharmila Faruqi and Sherry Rehman, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah and former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani. Members of the UAE royal family also attended the ceremony.

Pakistani veteran actor Neelo passes away 

Pakistani veteran actor Neelo passed away Saturday in Lahore at 81. She was admitted to a private hospital three weeks ago due to health complications.

Her son Shaan Shahid, also an actor, confirmed the news on Twitter.

Neelo is the only Pakistani actress to have worked in a Hollywood mega-production film, ‘Bhowani Junction’, starring Ava Gardner and Stewart Granger, which was filmed in Lahore in 1956. The film also marked her cinematic debut at the age of 16.

She then began working in local films as a junior artiste and gradually rose from playing second-lead roles to lead roles.

It was her character in the film Zarqa, where she played the title role of a Palestinian freedom fighter, which brought her into the limelight.

The film was highly-acclaimed and ran for more than 100 weeks and was Pakistan’s first ‘diamond jubilee’ film. She worked in a total of 134 Urdu and Punjabi films, several of which were hit movies, and received three Nigar Awards — Pakistan’s oldest film awards.

Trophy hunting in Pakistan 

A Russian national hunted a Kashmir Markhor — the largest mountain goat in the world — in the Gahirait-Golen conservancy in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Chitral district Saturday under a ‘trophy hunting’ programme.

Trophy hunting in Pakistan is awarded through open bidding where hunters from different countries participate and the highest bidder gets permission to hunt. The Russian had paid $64,000 to obtain the permit.

The eight-year-old markhor, with a 38-inch-long horn, was targeted from a distance of 638 yards. It rolled down the steep cliff moments after it was shot, eyewitnesses noted.

The funds collected through the bidders are spent on welfare activities and security of markhor.

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  1. Folks, the headline is very inapporpriate. Combining news of a death and a marriage without proper spacing and punctuations.

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