Indonesia earthquake and tsunami: Dead buried in mass grave

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Khalid Karamat in BBC Urdu “Sairbeen” covered these topics:

                Volunteers have begun burying victims of Indonesia’s deadly earthquake and tsunami in a mass grave.

Friday’s disaster devastated swathes of the eastern Sulawesi island and has left at least 844 people dead.

Some remote areas have yet to be contacted, and there are fears that the death toll could rise further.

Punjab senior minister Abdul Aleem Khan has dispelled the notion that he is playing the role of provincial chief minister from the sidelines.

During an interview with BBC Urdu, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader clarified the impression that he is the ‘real’ Punjab chief minister and Usman Buzdar is not in the lead.

“I do have a lot of responsibilities but the Punjab chief minister has entrusted me with them,” Aleem said.

             A former Miss Iraq says she has received death threats, days after another Iraqi model was shot dead.

Shimaa Qassem voiced fears for her life in a live video broadcast online, saying she had received a message warning her that she would be next.

On Thursday, Tara Fares – who had 2.8 million followers on Instagram – was killed by unknown gunmen in Baghdad.

Her death came two days after a female human rights activist, Suad al-Ali, was gunned down in the city of Basra.