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Pakistan celebrates Eid with prayers and festivity

Pakistani Muslims pose for selfie after attending Eid al-Adha prayers in Lahore on September 13, 2016. Muslims across the world celebrate the annual festival of Eid al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, which marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca and in commemoration of Prophet Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to God. / AFP PHOTO / ARIF ALI

Pakistan celebrates Eid ul Fitr with religious fervour and prayers Eid-ul-Fitr is being celebrated across Pakistan with religious zeal and fervour, prayers of peace, with sweets and selfies. Eid prayers were offered at mosques and Eid gahs in all cities and towns of the country. Special prayers were offered for the well-being of the country while in sermons the Ulema ... Read More »

Another Kashmiri journalist killed in occupied Srinagar, roles of Hindu fundamentalists suspected

SRINAGAR — In Indian-held Kashmir, unknown gunmen on June 14, 2018 shot dead the Chief Editor of daily Rising Kashmir,  Shujaat Bukhari outside his office at Press Avenue in Srinagar. Shuijaat Bukhari who also worked for BBC received multiple bullets in his head and abdomen. Shujaat was accompanied by his two personal security guards. They were also injured in the ... Read More »

Dubai’s Al Futtaim to establish Renault car plant in Faisalabad

Renault car

Al-Futtaim Group, one of the biggest conglomerates of the United Arab Emirates, has acquired an industrial plot for setting up an automotive plant for the manufacturing and assembly of Renault vehicles in Pakistan. The facility will be set up at M-3 Industrial City in Special Economic Zone Faisalabad. “Al-Futtaim is fully committed to the Pakistani market and to this project,” ... Read More »

Eid ul Fitr 2018 holidays in Pakistan announced

Women buy bangles in a market in Islamabad, Pakistan, ahead of Eid ul-Fitr celebrations.

Eidul Fitr holidays in Pakistan will be observed from June 15 to June 18, 2018, according to the interior ministry. The holidays will continue from June 15 to June 18 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday), the interior ministry said in a notification. Eidul Fitr celebrations mark the culmination of the Holy month of Ramazan during which Muslims all over the world ... Read More »

Trump-Kim summit to be held on Singapore’s Sentosa island

Singapore's Sentosa island

The much-anticipated and once-cancelled meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will now take place at a hotel on the Singaporean island of Sentosa, the White House has confirmed. White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said in a Twitter post that the venue would be the Capella Hotel on the island and thanked Singaporeans for their ... Read More »

Fashion designer Kate Spade found dead in New York

Kate Spade poses with handbags and shoes from her collection on 13 May 2004. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Kate Spade poses with handbags and shoes from her collection on 13 May 2004. Photograph: Bebeto Matthews/AP

Kate Brosnahan Spade, who created an iconic, accessible handbag line that bridged Main Street and high-end fashion, hanged herself in an apparent suicide Tuesday at her Manhattan apartment. Officials say the body of the 55-year-old businesswoman was found by housekeeping staff inside her Park Avenue apartment. Police said they were investigating her death, at 55, as an apparent suicide. Spade’s family ... Read More »

Pakistan imposes ban on screening of Indian films during Eid festival

Indian movies banned

Pakistan imposes a temporary ban on screening of Indian films during Eid to promote the local film industry In an attempt to promote Pakistans’s local film industry, ministry of information and broadcasting has has imposed a temporary ban on the exhibition and screening of Indian films during next month’s Eid holidays. According to a notification issued by the ministry of ... Read More »

India’s Archbishop says ‘political atmosphere’ threats democracy, secularism in India

NEW DELHI — India’s ruling Hindu BJP party and fundamentalist Hindus became furious over a letter addressed to all the churches in the national capital by the Archbishop of Delhi who said there is a “turbulent political atmosphere” in the country which “threatens” democracy and secularism. The letter has triggered a sharp response from the ruling BJP and radical Hindu ... Read More »

Pakistan finally inaugurates first-ever National Center for Cyber Security

Pakistan’s first-ever Cyber Security Center launched in Islamabad ISLAMABAD — Better late than never, on May 21, 2018, Pakistan first-ever National Center for Cyber Security was inaugurated at Air University, Islamabad. Pakistani experts had long been demanding the opening of a Cyber Security Centre in the light of home-based and foreign-inspired cyber threats to Pakistan’s national, strategic and other establishments. ... Read More »

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