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Eid ul Adha in Pakistan on June 17 as Zil Hajj moon sighted

Eid ul Adha in Pakistan on June 17 as Zil Hajj moon sighted

KARACHI: Muslims in Pakistan will celebrate Eid ul Adha on June 17, the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee announced on Friday after sighting the Zil Hajj moon. The moon sighting committee was chaired by Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Chairman Maulana Abdul Khabeer Azad, with central and zonal committees’ members, and representatives of SUPARCO, Met Office and Ministry of Religious Affairs in attendance. Meanwhile, sub-committees in Lahore, Peshawar and other cities also convened in there respective areas to gather testimonies. Earlier, Peshawar and Quetta zonal committees also announced that the crescent was spotted inRead More


Pakistan’s exports to UK increase by 2.31% in 10 months

ISLAMABAD, JUN 07 (DNA) — Pakistan’s export of goods and services to the United Kingdom (UK) witnessed an increase of 2.31 percent during the first ten months of the current fiscal year (2023-24) as compared to the exports of the corresponding period of last year, State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) reported. The overall exports to the UK were recorded at US $1.683 billion during July-April (2023-24) against exports of US $1.645 billion during July-April (2022-23), SBP data revealed. On a year-to-year basis, the exports to the UK also surged to $154.613 millionRead More


Empowering Change: Serena Hotels partners with Behbud Association for Fundraising Gala

Empowering Change: Serena Hotels partners with Behbud Association for Fundraising Gala

ISLAMABAD, JUN 7 /DNA/ – Serena Hotels proudly partnered with the Behbud Association to host a memorable fundraising event under the banner of cultural diplomacy. The event’s proceeds went directly to the Behbud Maternal and Children’s Hospital, a vital institution providing comprehensive healthcare services to mothers and children, enhancing the quality of care within the community. The evening featured a spectacular fashion show featuring apparel by artisans from Behbud and a mesmerizing musical performance by Saakin, blending entertainment with philanthropy to make a significant impact. Fashion enthusiasts and music loversRead More


Historic Meeting in Beijing: PM Shehbaz Sharif, President Xi Jinping discuss strategic ties

Historic Meeting in Beijing: PM Shehbaz Sharif, President Xi Jinping discuss strategic ties

BEIJING, JUN 7 /DNA/ – Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif held a long and in-depth discussion in a meeting with the Chinese President Xi Jinping at the historic Great Hall of the People in Beijing, today. The two leaders were accompanied by the Federal Ministers and senior officials. This was Prime Minister’s first meeting with the President of China since assuming office in 2024. The meeting was marked by traditional warmth reflective of the ironclad friendship and close strategic ties between the two countries. Prime Minister thanked President Xi JinpingRead More


PIA flights to Europe to be restored soon: Minister

ISLAMABAD, JUN 07 (DNA) — The Minister of State for Finance and Revenue informed the National Assembly (NA) on Friday that Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flights to Europe were expected to be restored soon. Responding to a calling attention notice regarding the ban on PIA flights by the UK and the European Union, he said,”A detailed action plan from Pakistan has been dispatched to the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the verification process is currently underway.” “We hope that the verification process will be completed within two to three monthsRead More


First multi-modal cargo transit carried out through Trans-Afghan Corridor

First multi-modal cargo transit carried out through Trans-Afghan Corridor

KTZ Express and JSC QazTrade in partnership with Pakistan’s National Logistics Corporation carried out the first multimodal transportation of cargo through the Trans-Afghan Corridor, Kazinform News Agency reports citing the press service of Kazakhstan Temir Zholy. “The multimodal transportation route through Afghanistan and Pakistan to the UAE’s Jebel Ali port was piloted as part of cooperation in development of export potential, by JSC KTZ Express and JSC QazTrade in partnership with Pakistan’s logistics operator National Logistics Corporation,” the Kazakh company said. Two trucks 21 tons each departed from the PavlodarRead More