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Ramadan 2023: Saudi Arabia, UAE to observe first Roza on Thursday

Saudi Arabia will start the fasting month of Ramadan on Thursday (March 23) along with most other Gulf states, regional media said on Tuesday. Earlier today, Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court called on all Muslims in the Kingdom to look for the Ramadan crescent on Tuesday evening which corresponds to Shaban 29, 1444. The UAE’s moon-sighting committee, meeting in Abu Dhabi after the maghrib prayer, also searched the skies for signs of the moon. It should be noted that this is the first Ramadan in three years without any COVID-19 restrictionsRead More

6.8 magnitude earthquake jolts parts of country including Islamabad, Peshawar, Lahore

A 6.8 magnitude earthquake — with its epicentre being the Hindu Kush region — jolted parts of the country on Tuesday, according to the Pakistan Meteorological Department. The US Geological Survey said the quake rocked Afghanistan and parts of India as well, adding that the quake epicentre was 40 kilometres south-southeast of the Afghan town of Jurm. Witnesses said that the strong earthquake lasting for at least 30 seconds was felt across much of Pakistan on Tuesday night. “People ran out of their houses and were reciting the Quran,” an correspondentRead More

ISI Brigadier embraces martyrdom in South Waziristan encounter with terrorists

Rawalpindi, MAR 21: /DNA/ – During an encounter with the hard-core terrorists in general area Angoor Adda, South Waziristan, intense fire was exchanged. Brigadier Mustafa Kamal Barki from Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), while leading the encounter from the front, embraced Shahadat while 7 x members got injured (including 2 critically wounded). Brigadier Barki and his team put up a valiant resistance against the terrorists during the encounter and the officer sacrificed his life for peace of the motherland. Defence Forces of Pakistan and Intelligence Agencies pledge to reaffirm and demonstrate firmRead More

PM Shehbaz felicitates newly elected APNS body

ISLAMABAD, Mar 21 (DNA): Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday felicitated the newly elected members of All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS), an organization of major Pakistani newspapers and publishers. The president congratulated Naz Afreen Sehgal Lakhani and Sarmad Ali as the unanimously elected president and secretary general, Imtenan Shahid as senior vice president, Muhammad Aslam Qazi as vice president, S.M. Munir Jilani as joint secretary, and Shahab Zuberi as finance secretary of the APNS. PM Shehbaz expressed hope that the newly elected APNS body would take steps for the promotionRead More

PM inaugurates Teleschool Pakistan Mobile App

ISLAMABAD, MAR 21 (DNA) — Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif Tuesday inaugurated One School for All, Teleschool Pakistan – Mobile App to provide online education to students from Grade-1 to 12. Inaugurating the revolutionary step of materializing the vision of digital education in Islamabad this afternoon, he emphasized on promoting online education that can ensure continuity of learning in far flung areas as well as during catastrophes and pandemics. He said we have to invest in our future generations to equip them with modern skills. He said vocational training centers should be establishedRead More

Ruet-e-Hilal body meets on Wednesday for sighting of Ramazan moon

PESHAWAR, MAR 21 (DNA) — The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee is going to hold its session in Peshawar on Wednesday (March 22, 2023) for sighting the Ramazan moon. Maulana Abdul Khair Azad will chair the meeting. The Met Office said there are strong chances of a Ramazan moon sighting on March 22, (29 Shaban 1444) and first of Ramazan is likely to start on Thursday. It said the Ramazan moon’s birth will take place on March 21 at 10:23 pm. It has further said that in the event of 30-day Ramazan,Read More