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Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has expressed his condolences over following the death of former Indian president Abdul Kalam, a media report said on Tuesday. Nawaz

The prime minister prayed for eternal peace for the departed soul, Radio Pakistan reported.

On Monday, the Pakistan foreign office had said “Kalam will be remembered for his meritorious services for his country”.

Kalam died on Monday.

(IANS)

 

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A British court has convicted a mother of forcing her daughter to marry a relative almost twice her age in Pakistan, in a first successful prosecution of its type in England.

A jury at Birmingham Crown Court on Tuesday convicted the mother of four of duping her then 17-year-old daughter into travelling to Pakistan on the pretext of a family holiday in 2016 and forcing her to marry there, the BBC reported.

The mother was found guilty of two counts of forced marriage and was scheduled to be sentenced.

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