“On behalf of the Australian people and the Australian government, I extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to Your Excellency and the royal family for the passing of Your Excellency, Duke of Edinburgh,” said Morrison.
“The Duke’s life is one of duty and service, loyalty and honor. Memories of him, of course, will tell the story of his straightforwardness, and his unique and strong and authentic personality. But above all, he is a steadfast, dependable, man. always standing by his Queen. “
The Governor-General of Australia and past and present political leaders were among the first to pay their respects after the news of Prince Philip’s death.
Governor-General David Hurley announces the death of Prince Philip as the Queen’s representative in Australia
General Hurley and the Prime Minister highlight the duke’s relationship with Australia
Former prime minister Tony Abbott said “the world looks a little empty tonight”
The royal family revealed that the Duke of Edinburgh had died peacefully on Thursday morning local time at Windsor Castle.
She has been battling health problems in recent years and was released from hospital for a month on March 16.
As the Queen’s representative in Australia, Governor-General David Hurley declared Prince Philip’s death in a video message a “sad and historic day”.
He described Prince Philip as “a popular, engaged and welcome visitor to our beach”.
“On behalf of the Australian people, I extend our deepest condolences to Your Excellencies and family, the people of the Commonwealth and to all who share this sad news.”
The Department of the Prime Minister and the Cabinet announced that the Australian flag would fly at half-mast on Saturday.
In a statement, Prime Minister Scott Morrison highlighted Prince Philip’s devotion to both the military and the Queen, saying he “embodies a generation we will never see again”.
Both the Governor-General and Mr Morrison mentioned the duke’s strong relationship with Australia, including the fact that he has visited our coast more than 20 times.
He has served as patron or president of nearly 50 organizations in Australia and has strong ties to the Australian Defense Force.
Meanwhile, more than 775,000 young Australians have participated in the Duke of Edinburgh Awards scheme over the past 65 years.
Morrison said Australians send “our deepest love and condolences to His Excellency and all the royal family”.
“The Commonwealth family joins together in sorrow and gratitude for the loss and life of Prince Philip. God bless everyone here in Australia,” he said.
The statement by Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese also underlined that Prince Philip has become “an eternal part of the story of our nation”.
“On behalf of the Australian Labor Party, I extend my condolences to Your Excellency and the royal family,” he said.
Former prime minister Tony Abbott issued a statement saying that the Duke “combines great character with being a devoted aristocrat”.
“The world looks a little empty tonight because Prince Philip has been a part of our lives for so long that it’s hard to understand he’s gone,” he said.
“He served a long period of service and service – for the whole Commonwealth, but especially for the Queen.
“Even as we mourn his death, we must be lifted up by his example.”
In a tweet, former prime minister Julia Gillard said she had “fond memories of spending time with Prince Philip during his visit to Australia at CHOGM time in Perth”.
“On duty, he had a good feeling,” said Gillard.
“Losing him will be a sorrow for the Queen, her family and millions of people around the world.”
In a statement of condolences, former prime minister Kevin Rudd said that from his conversations with Prince Philip, it was clear that he “has deep and deep affection for Australia”.
“It doesn’t matter whether Australian is republican or monarchical, Prince Philip’s passing is a very sad day for the royal family who, like all families, will grieve the loss of their loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather,” she said.
Former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull also added a message of condolences to a message on Twitter.
“Goodbye Prince Philip – always charming to the people of this republic,” he tweeted.
“But never more than in Malta 2015 when he relived his youth with his young wife who was not yet Queen.
“He talks about love, adventure, his eyes sparkle, he’s wasting time. And we can see how he won Elizabeth’s heart.”
Popular Punjabi singer Shaukat Ali passed away after a prolonged illness in Lahore, according to family sources.
Shaukat Ali is being treated at the Joint Military Hospital (CMH) in Lahore after liver failure in which he died Friday afternoon, his son Imran Shaukat said.
In a video message on Thursday, his son Ameer Shaukat has asked fans to wish him well for his ailing father.
“I will ask the whole nation to pray for Shaukat Ali who is critically ill,” he said, revealing that his father was receiving treatment at the military hospital at the special direction of Army Commander General Qamar Javed Bajwa.
Ameer also thanked Maj. Gen. Babar Iftikhar, Director General of Inter-Service Public Relations.
Born to an artist family in Malakwal, a town in the Gujrat district (now in Mandi Bahauddin district), Shaukat Ali began singing in the 1960s, while in college, receiving help from his older brother Inayat Ali Khan, according to Wikipedia.
He was introduced to the film industry as a playback singer by acclaimed film music director M Ashraf in the Punjabi film Tees Maar Khan in 1963. Shaukat Ali sang many songs – including some super hits such as the wartime patriotic song “Saathio Mujahido” and the national anthem ” Apna Parcham Aik, Apna Quaid-i-Azam Aik Hai ”- for nearly five decades of his career.
He is known for singing devotional poetry with high spirits and broad vocals, such as Heer Waris Shah and Saif ul Maluk. As a folk singer, she is equally popular in Pakistani Punjab and India.
Shaukat Ali is one of the most prolific singers in Pakistan who is equally good at singing ghazal, devotional, folk and patriotic songs.
He was awarded the presidential Pride of Performance, the highest civilian award, in 1990 in recognition of his services. It was also given the title ‘Voice of Punjab’ in 1976. In 2013, it was awarded the ‘Pride of Punjab’ by the Pakistan Institute of Language, Arts and Culture.
PM mourned the death of a famous singer
Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed his deep sorrow and sorrow over the sad death of the famous singer.
He prayed for the elevation of the soul of the deceased to a high level and for the fortitude of the bereaved family.
The prime minister said that Shaukat Ali’s devotion in the field of singing will always be remembered.
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An ambulance was under lights and sirens en route to emergency work when it was involved in a collision with an ute towing a ship in Auckland yesterday. Photo / Hayden Woodward
The weekend getaway has turned into tragedy for the loved ones of the three who have died on New Zealand’s streets so far this Easter.
Nobody died on our streets last Easter, when the country was at level 4 lockdown to stop the spread of Covid-19.
But with freedom coming back to risk death and injury behind the wheel, as the Kiwis travel across the country for a four-day weekend getaway.
The first person to die was the person who died in an accident involving a truck and a car just before 8pm on Thursday on State Highway 27 in Kaihere, in Hauraki.
Three other people suffered minor injuries, police said.
Eighty minutes later someone died in another accident on SH2 in Mangatāwhiri, north of Hamilton.
And today, someone died at the scene of a two-vehicle crash near Whakamaru, about 50 km north of Taupō, police said.
After the midday accident that occurred at the intersection of SH30 and SH32, one of the vehicles experienced a fire.
The person who died was the driver of one of the vehicles.
No one else was hurt.
An 80-year-old woman also died on Thursday after she was hit by a car on the outskirts of Forrest Hill on North Shore, dying from her injuries hours after the 8:20 a.m. incident.
That means his death is not included on the Easter toll because the official holiday period starts at 4 p.m. on Thursday and ends at 6 a.m. on Tuesday.
Other road users have escaped weekend getaway accidents with their lives, but are now recovering from their injuries.
Among them were three ambulance officers and a fourth person following the accident between the ambulance and the ute which was towing a ship off Auckland’s North Coast today.
An ambulance was on its way to the patient and was under lights and sirens at the time of the accident, said St John’s Area Manager Andrew Everiss.
It was left wedged in the air by the ute, which hit the driver’s side of the emergency vehicle.
Three ambulance officers were taken to North Shore Hospital with moderate and minor injuries, and people in the cabin sustained minor injuries, after the four of them were examined by an additional ambulance crew, Everiss said.
A second ambulance was also dispatched to the initial patient after the incident, which took place at Constellation Drive in Rosedale at 12:15 p.m.
Support was provided to those involved, and the organization is working closely with the police and has also launched its own investigation into the incident.
Five people were also injured, one in critical condition, following an accident involving two vehicles in Athenree Gorge, north of Tauranga, just before 11am today.
The seriously injured man was taken to the Thames Hospital by helicopter. The other four suffered only minor injuries.
In the hours leading up to the long weekend, police warned motorists going on vacation to “take it easy”.
“We urge motorists to be patient, and not take unnecessary risks.”