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Zilhaj moon not sighted, Eidul Azha on September 13

Eidul Azha on 13 September

KARACHI: The first day of Eidul Azha will be celebrated across Pakistan on September 13, Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee chairman Mufti Muneebur Rehman announced after no reports were received of credible sighting of the Zilhaj moon on Friday. “We have reached a consensus that the moon for Zilhaj was not sighted, and Eidul Azha will now be celebrated across the country on September 13,” said the chairman of Ruet-i-Hilal Committee. The announcement was preceded by meetings of the central moon-sighting committee and other zonal committees in all provincial capitals of theRead More

Foundation stone of Lahore Eastern Bypass laid

PM says boosting exports top priority of Govt

LAHORE: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday laid the foundation stone of Lahore Eastern Bypass Project at Kala Shah Kaku. The six-lane 16.5 km-long project will cost Rs28 billion and will connect with Ring Road some 3.3 kilometres away from Niazi Interchange. While addressing the public gathering after laying the foundation stone, Nawaz said “PML-N government is implementing the agenda of progress and development in the country and believes in serving the people”. He said elevating the living standard of the people of the country is the duty of theRead More

TUMSAID, UMT sign MoU for joint venture of IBCE 2016

MoU about IBCE

LAHORE, 02 SEP, (DNA) – Chaudhry Anis Iqbal Chairman TUMSIAD Turkey signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) regarding the working for common interest economic activities and joint venture of International Business Conference and Exhibition (IBCE 2016) with Abid Khan Shirwani Director General of University of Management and Technology (UMT) here at a local hotel in presence of Turkish Ambassador Mr. Sadik Babür Girgin. Pakistan and Turkey friendship is long living and bilateral trade and economic cooperation will further strengthen these relations. Pakistan is growing economy state and there is immenseRead More

MQM condemns Altaf’s speech in National Assembly

MQM Pakistan condemns Altaf's speech

ISLAMABAD: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) approached the National Assembly Secretariat on Friday to condemn its own founder Altaf Hussain’s vitriolic “anti-Pakistan” speech and the attack on media houses by MQM activists. “This House condemns in strongest terms the raising of anti-Pakistan slogans and the incendiary and controversial speech of MQM founder Altaf Hussain from London and the subsequent attacks on media houses, in particular the ARY network,” says the resolution signed by 22 MQM leaders. “This House condemns every type of crime, violence, terrorism and anti-Pakistan slogans and activities,”Read More

Pakistani jailed in US for exporting military equipment

US jails Pakistani exporting military equipment

WASHINGTON: A Pakistani man was sentenced to 33 months in a US prison for attempting to export military equipment for the Pakistani military without a license, the US Justice Department said on Thursday. Syed Vaqar Ashraf had previously pleaded guilty to trying to procure gyroscopes and illegally ship them to Pakistan so they could be used by the Pakistani military, the Justice Department said in a news release. However, the claim that the equipment was meant for Pakistan military could not be confirmed. According to the US Justice Department, AshrafRead More

Terrorists attacking Peshawar’s Christian Colony dead

US State department on terrorism

PESHAWAR: Four terrorists trying to attack a Christian colony on Peshawar’s outskirts were killed during a stand-off with security forces Friday morning. A civilian was also killed in the attack, the Jamaatul Ahrar militant group claimed responsibility for the attack. Soldiers backed by Army helicopters exchanged gunfire with militants in suicide vests who entered the colony around 6am after hitting a security guard, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said. All four attackers detonated their suicide jackets, Additional Inspector General Bomb Disposal Squad Shafqat Malik said, adding that rifles and five handRead More