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Saturday, August 31st, 2019


Ashura to be observed on Sept 10

  KARACHI, August 31 (DNA): Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee on Saturday announced the commencement of Hijri year of 1441 with the sighting of moon of Muharram-ul-Haram and that Ashura will be commemorated on September 10 in Pakistan.   The committee chief Mufti Muhammad Muneeb-ur-Rehman announced that Muharram, the first month of the Islamic (Hijri) calendar will start from September 1 (Sunday) and the day of Ashura will begin on the eve of September 9 (Monday) and end on September 10 (Tuesday).   The meeting of the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee was presided overRead More

OIC asks India to immediately lift curfew in Occupied Kashmir

    ISLAMABAD, August 31 (DNA): The General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has demanded India to immediately lift curfew and restore communication services in Occupied Kashmir.   “OIC has been following with concern developments in Jammu and Kashmir as a result of the unilateral decision taken by India on 5 August 2019 revoking Constitutional Article 370, thereby removing the special status of the Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir,” reads a press release.   The General Secretariat reaffirms the United Nations Security Council Resolutions on the internationally recognized statusRead More

Pakistan Army is a battle-hardened army: COAS

  RAWALPINDI, August 31 (DNA): Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Saturday visited Head Quarters of Lahore Corps and Pakistan Rangers Punjab.   According to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the COAS was briefed on the border situation and operational preparedness.   COAS while speaking on the occasion said, Counter Terrorism operations have made Pakistan Army battle hardened. He said “I am proud of my officers and soldiers who have lived up to the expectations of nation. We stay steadfast.” DNA   ===================

Pakistan ready for ‘conditional’ bilateral talks with India: Qureshi

ISLAMABAD, AUG 31 (DNA): Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has offered initiation of ‘conditional’ dialogue with New Delhi during an interview with a foreign news agency. He maintained that Pakistan has no objection to holding bilateral talks with India; however any mediator facilitating the process of dialogue would be welcomed. The minister added that Pakistan has never refuted dialogue, but India has not been showing any sign of it. For holding bilateral talks, he put conditions, including revoking of curfew, restoration of basic human rights, release of all thoseRead More

Modi’s ethnic cleansing of Muslims should ring alarm bells across world: PM

ISLAMABAD, AUG 31 (DNA): Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the illegal annexation of occupied Kashmir was part of a ‘wider’ strategy of the Indian government ‘to target Muslims.’ In a Twitter post on Saturday, the Prime Minister said, “Reports in Indian and international media on Modi Govt’s ethnic cleansing of Muslims should send alarm bells ringing across the world that the illegal annexation of Kashmir is part of a wider policy to target Muslims.” Along with his tweet, the prime minister shared a recent report from the IndianRead More

Protection of minorities’ top priority of Govt: Ch Sarwar

LAHORE, AUG 31 (DNA): Punjab Governor Chaudhary Sarwar has said on Saturday that 80-85 percent work on the Kartarpur Corridor has been completed for facilitating the Sikh community during their visit to the Nankana Sahib. He addressed the International Sikh Convention in Lahore and stated the road infrastructure was being improved to ensure easy access by Sikh community members in Nankana Sahib. He said that Lahore safe city project was also being expanded to Nankana Sahib to ensure foolproof security in the region. Sarwar said the opening of the KartarpurRead More