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  • Eid alert: Congo virus: how to protect yourself this Eid

    KARACHI: Given the serious threat posed to public health this Eidul Azha on account of Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) that has so far claimed at least 28 lives in the country, experts have suggested a number of ways that could help people fulfil their religious obligation safely...

    The foremost effective step for CCHF prevention, according to experts, is the provision of abattoirs or designated places for animal sacrifice
  • Pakistan to send Buddhist relics to Sri Lanka for festival

    COLOMBO: The government of Pakistan will provide bone relics of the Buddha to Sri Lanka for exposition throughout the country during the Buddhist festival of Vesak...

    The relics kept at the Taxila museum include two bone relics of Buddha, stone reliquary in stupa shape and a golden casket, the Pakistan Embassy said in a statement...

  • As Pakistan marches to modern time, the winter festival of Lohri falls off the calendar

    On the night of January 13, as one month ends and the other begins, from Poh to Magh, Punjabis celebrate the festival of Lohri, one of the most important seasonal festivals of the year, a festival that has died in the land of its birth...

    Not long after, at the end of this month and the beginning of the month of Phagun (mid-February), the splendid festival of Basant used to be celebrated in Lahore, before it fell victim to the...

  • Rising Pakistan children festival held in Hyderabad

    HYDERABAD: A large number of students of public and private schools were enthralled by daylong activities in a programme titled ‘Rising Pakistan Children Festival’ held at Mehran Arts Council Latifabad here on Saturday...

    Young actors staged dramas with a single theme of ‘Azeem Hamara Pakistan’and students delivered eloquent speeches on ‘Is Daur Mai Hai Talim Sei Amraz-i-Millat Ki Dawaa’ and ‘Hum Sei Hai Pakistan’...

  • Pakistan film festival held at NY

    NEW YORK: Sabiha Khanum, the ace actress of the 50s and 60s, received rapturous applause when she made a rare appearance at the opening ceremony of the first Pakistan Film Festival held at the United Nations on Friday night...

    United Nations Deputy Secretary General Jan Eliasson, who was the chief guest, congratulated the Pakistan mission to the world body for organising the two-day festival at the Asia Society...

  • Indian poet Javed Akhtar, film star Shabana Azmi arrive in Pakistan to attend Faiz festival

    Punjab Minister for Information and Culture Fayyazul Hassan Chohan on Friday said the current visit of noted Indian poet Javed Akhtar along with his wife, film star Shabana Azmi, to Pakistan would open new doors of peace for Pak-India relationships...

    In a meeting with the Indian celebrity couple, who are in Pakistan to attend the “4th Faiz International Festival”, Chohan said both the neighbouring countries should work together “in...

  • Hurriyat leaders attend Pakistan High Commission's Eid Milan

    NEW DELHI: Mirwaiz Maulvi Umar Farooq, chairperson of All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC), along with other notable separatist Kashmiri leaders attended an Eid Milan hosted by Pakistani High Commissioner to India, Abdul Basit...

    “We hope foreign secretaries of both countries will meet soon to start the dialogue process, and we would like to discuss all issues of importance between Pakistan and India,” said Abdul Basit while...

  • Hurriyat rejects Pakistan High Commission's invitation for Eid Milan

    NEW DELHI: Separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani in a surprise move has decided against attending an Eid Milan which is to be hosted by the Pakistan High Commission on July 21...

    According to ZeeNews , Geelani rejected the invitation on the grounds that the Kashmir issue was "ignored" in the joint statement between India and Pakistan after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Indian premier Modi held their meeting on the sidelines of the...

  • Pakistan, India border guards abandon customary Eid greeting

    Pakistan and India border guards will not exchange customary greetings and sweets on the occasion of Eidul Fitr, said a report published on Hindustan Times...

    Indian Border Security Force (BSF) Deputy Inspector General MF Farooqui confirmed that "there will be no Eid greetings exchanged with Pakistani Rangers on Saturday", the day Pakistan celebrated the first day of Eidul Fitr...

  • State Bank of Pakistan to issue Rs350bn fresh notes for Eid

    When contacted, the State Bank said the exact figure for this year’s supply of currency notes could be provided after Eid...

    “The issuance of fresh currency through mobile SMS service will commence from 1st June and continue till June 14, 2018,” said the SBP, adding that the service will be provided through 1,535 e-branches in 132 cities across Pakistan to ensure maximum geographical coverage...

  • Afghan envoy acknowledges Pakistan’s role in Eid ceasefire

    ISLAMABAD: Afghan Ambassador Dr Omar Zakhilwal on Thursday acknowledged Pakistan’s role in the Eid ceasefire in Afghanistan...

    Speaking at Ideas Conclave 2018, hosted by the Jinnah Institute, the envoy said: “I must acknowledge Pakistan did have a role in the ceasefire and we are thankful for that...

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