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Lingua Franca

A language used when two or more speakers do not share a native language. A lingua franca is useful in international business, because participants may have different backgrounds. English and French are both examples of a lingua franca commonly used in business.
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LAHORE -- Mayria Sabir struck five goals including a hat trick to star in Pakistan's thumping 12-0 win against Cambodia in a match of the Asian Hockey Federation Cup in Bangkok on Monday.
Families of Ishaq and Sabir have recorded their statements with the investigation team against the Malir police.
Many people heard the name and fame of Makhdum Miyon Sabir Walhari and hence came to become his disciples.
While Sabir is here in Sweden, his wife Hanna Gardell, a 29-year-old Swede, is minding the Slumabad program in Lahore, where many of Sabir's relatives continue to subsist on scavenging.
Mr Sabir said he had appealed against the PS60 fine from car parks operator Excel Parking and provided job sheets showing the vehicle's movements that day.
Alubond lost opener Shahid Sadique (2) in the very first over but Mustafa joined by Sabir flayed the New Stars bowling to all parts of the ground in a 195-run stand to set the platform for their team to post 220 for two at the Zayed Cricket Stadium.
But it turned sour for Mr Sabir, who was returning from Pakistan after a charity visit and only missed the Lahore bombing by three hours.
Sabir fled Afghanistan seeking refuge in the UK and is now working hard and making a valid contribution to the city with his work at the migrant centre.
Sabir Ahmed said: "We want to ensure that the children understand that healthy, tasty Indian food has moved on from the way it used to be portrayed and ensure that it can be easily replicated at home.
The Dispute Settlement Committee has outlined recommendations for 22 investment disputes in efforts to revive confidence in the economy, said Minister of Justice and committee leader Mahfouz Sabir.
Meanwhile, rebel JD-U leader Sabir Ali has also filed his nominations as an independent candidate.
Other early arrivals around Scotland included a son, not yet named, for Ayixia Mitilip and Sabir Obul at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary at 2.