Asia Briefs: Popular Pakistani musician shot dead

Popular Pakistani musician shot dead

KARACHI • One of Pakistan's best-known Sufi musicians was shot dead by unknown assailants on a motorcycle in Karachi yesterday, triggering an outpouring of grief over what police described as an "act of terror".

Amjad Sabri, aged around 45, was travelling by car with a companion when a motorcycle pulled up alongside the vehicle and the attackers opened fire.


Indonesia to get its own 'Silicon Valley'

JAKARTA • Indonesia is to have its own version of Silicon Valley, with property developer Sinar Mas Land building the first integrated smart digital city in Indonesia for start-up companies, technology leaders and digital communities. It has allocated two trillion rupiah (S$201 million) to develop the digital hub in BSD City in South Tangerang.


Cathay Pacific bans carriage of shark's fin

HONG KONG • Hong Kong flagship carrier Cathay Pacific said yesterday that it will ban carrying shark's fin and related products on all its flights. "On the issue of shark's fin, with immediate effect we are happy to agree to ban the carriage," it said yesterday.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 23, 2016, with the headline 'Asia Briefs'. Subscribe