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Pakistan’s Arshad Nadeem off to finals in World Athletics Championship

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  • Arshad Nadeem notched up a throw of 86.79 metres.
  • Benchmark for Olympics was 85.50m.
  • Final will be held on Sunday, August 27.

Pakistan’s star javelin thrower Arshad Nadeem secured on Friday the final spot in the ongoing World Athletics Championship in Budapest, Hungary. 

Meanwhile, Nadeem has also qualified for the Paris Olympics — which is set to take place in 2024. 

The star javelin thrower saved his best for the last as he notched up a throw of 86.79 metres.

The benchmark for the Olympics was 85.50m, which Nadeem managed to cross successfully.

Nadeem had a rusty start as he could only reach 70.63m in his first attempt. However, he came back into the reckoning with an 81.53m throw in his second attempt.

The automatic qualifying mark for the final was 83m or at least the top 12.

The final of the javelin throw will be held on Sunday, August 27.

Nadeem shot to fame when he finished fifth in the Tokyo Olympics, a feat which changed the entire life of the athlete. It not only fetched him fame and wealth but also transformed his personality.

Nadeem then also finished fifth in the World Championship in the US last year. Soon afterwards he recorded his best throw of 90.18 metres in the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham which is also a record throw of the quadrennial event.

He then underwent elbow and left knee surgery in London, took time in his rehab and returned to the competitive field in May at the 34th National Games in Quetta.

Although he failed to show his fitness there he managed a gold for his department WAPDA. In this event, he received a heavy blow when he injured his right knee which later forced him to skip the Asian Championship held in Bangkok recently.

Earlier, India’s Neeraj Chopra also qualified for the Paris Olympics 2024 with a 88.77m throw, which was his season’s best, in his first attempt during the World Athletics Championship qualifying round on Friday. 

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Nawal Saeed enumerates characteristics of her dream life mate.

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Nawal Saeed, who is gaining popularity for her outstanding performance in the smash ARY Digital series “Jaan-e-Jahan,” made an appearance as a guest on a private channel programme where she discussed her goals for both her career and personal life.

Nawal Saeed’s prospective spouse ought to be a kind, dependable, and honest individual.

The actress stated that these attributes are difficult to come by in today’s world and ought to be present in every human being. She argued that characteristics are innate and cannot be acquired.

It is important to note that one of the most popular Pakistani celebrities on Instagram is Nawal Saeed. The actor updates followers on his work on the visual sharing site.

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Yasir Hussain warns artist of action over wife Iqra Aziz inaccurate sketch

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Expressing his annoyance over the inaccurate sketch of his wife, Iqra Aziz, eminent actor Yasir Hussain urged the “artist” not to draw his wife’s sketch again.

Sharing the sketch, drawn by one of her fans, on his Instagram account, Hussain — on a lighter note — warned the “online artist” of legal action if they try to do this again.

— Instagram/ yasir.hussain/screengrab/
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A user “C_4__colour” tagged their “masterpiece” to Iqra Aziz and expressed hope that she would like it. The “online artist” wrote on their account: “Sketching after soo long. Not accurate.”

Sharing the “masterpiece” with his fans, Hussain wrote: “Beta thank you. Good effort bus ainda meri bv ki ki tasveer nahi banani aap neBeta baat case pe chali jaye gi warna [Thank you child. It was a good effort but just don’t draw a sketch of my wife in the future, otherwise, you will have to face a case.”.

Colour’s work received a mixed reaction from the netzines.     

A user appreciated his work and remarked: “Good job”.

Another user: “No doubt sketching bht achi hai. iqra aziz nh bolei bs???? [No dbout the sketching is nice., but dont’ call it Iqra Aziz’s [sketch]”

Another user named ‘Laddyygorgeouss’ said: “Iqra aziz nh lg rhi [It doesn’t look like Iqra Aziz].”

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Zayn Malik: Ex-One Direction’s Urdu hit ‘Tu Hai Kahan’ leaves millions longing for more

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British heartthrob Zayn Malik, who is known to the world for his melodious vocals in English, has now tested his singing mettle by crooning an Urdu language love song — and apparently, the fans can’t get enough of it.

Collaborating with the Pakistani band “Aur”, Zayn features in the remake of their popular hit “Tu Hai Kahan” which has more than 95 million views on YouTube.

However, the remake too, has received significant praise from fans as the song has garnered more than 3.5 million views on the video-sharing platform.

Expressing his views on his experience of singing Urdu lyrics, the 31-year-old — a former member of the popular boy band One Direction — told BBC in an interviewthat he loved the song and hoped that fans would love the collaboration after he brought some of himself to the rendition.

This is not the first time Zayn has showcased his vocals in Urdu, as the British singer — who rose to fame after his music career kicked off via One Direction following his appearance on the British TV music competition “The X Factor” in 2010 — previously included Urdu lyrics in his track “Tightrope”, from his 2021 album “Nobody is Listening”.

The collaboration cannot be termed unexpected as the British singer — who was born and raised in Bradford — has Pakistani roots as his father immigrated to the UK from the South Asian nation.

This is how the fans reacted to Zayn’s collaboration with the Pakistani band.

“This is a great gesture by Zayn by collaborating with these youngsters and making their song much more popular than it was […] Zayn collaboration gave it those extra wings and wind to it,” commented a fan.

Zayn Malik: Ex-One Directions Urdu hit Tu Hai Kahan leaves millions longing for more

Meanwhile, another termed the song a “masterpiece” and thanked the British artist for encouraging the talented Pakistani artists.

“This collab is going to be my comfort song for a long time,” wrote an X user.

“Zayn stans will forever cherish this song. We truly appreciate you all for making this happen,” said another.

Whereas some fans were “shocked” to see how eloquently Zayn managed to sing Urdu lyrics.

“One of the best and unexpected collaborations ever […] truly a masterpiece,” a user commented on the song.

“Big love […] thanks for all the support,” Zayn said while reacting to the overwhelming praise from the fans.

The collaboration between Zayn and Aur — comprising Ahad, Usama, and Raffey — reflects the band’s open-minded approach to music as it believes that music has no boundaries, the essence of which is reflected in the song.

Reacting to the global popularity and overwhelming reactions from the fans, the band said they were taking Pakistani music to the world stage and “can’t wait for the world to vibe to their music”.

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