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  • Foreign Office's 'Ancient Pakistan' exhibition attracts history lovers

    ISLAMABAD: For the first time in country's history the Foreign Office organised a three-day exhibition reflecting Pakistan's ancient culture and civilisation which attracted a large number of history lovers along with diplomats...

    The exhibition titled 'Ancient Pakistan' is showcasing artifacts and relics from ancient civilisations belonging to the region including Gandhara, Harappa, Mehrgarh and Moen-Jo-Daro...

  • US returns ancient Buddhist sculpture stolen decades ago from Pakistan

    NEW YORK: An ancient stone sculpture of Buddha's footprints that was smuggled into the United States and had been expected to sell for more than $1 million was returned to the government of Pakistan on Wednesday...

    Sheikh said the Buddhapada, weighing nearly 500 pounds, was "an important element of the cultural history of Pakistan" and he was relieved to have it returned...

  • If Pakistan shuns the term ‘Ancient India’ in its history books, is it entirely to blame?

    A few months ago, I visited a newly-opened museum in Lahore that, along with sections on Partition and the contemporary history of Pakistan, also included an exhibit on its ancient and pre-colonial history...

    It was titled “Ancient Pakistan” and included references to the Indus Valley civilisation, the Mauryan Empire, the Kushan dynasty and even the Khalsa Empire of Ranjit Singh...

  • MYC to monitor Friday sermons in mosques

    LAHORE: The Milli Yakjehti Council (MYC) has decided to monitor Friday sermons in mosques to limit clerics or prayer leaders to deliver speeches on the subject of morality and humanity alone as explained in the religion of Islam...

    Talking about working mechanism of the Jumma Commission, which would be headed by Maulana Abdul Jaleel Naqshbandi, Mr Baloch said its members would visit mosques to offer Friday prayers during which they...

  • Chlorine level to be checked in water supplied to mosques

    KARACHI: Relevant civic agencies have chalked out plans to check the level of chlorine in the water being supplied to mosques and the presence of algae in water tanks, it emerged on Saturday...

    “We have asked all the health officers to visit mosques in their areas, check chlorine levels in their water tanks and ensure it is free from algae, which is a carrier of Naegleria,” said a senior official in the health department...

  • Illegal mosques

    These institutions are, the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) and the Wifaqul Madaris al Arabia, Pakistan, the main governing body, which looks after and maintains a list of seminaries operating under its jurisdiction...

    Does Islamic law allow the construction of a mosque or seminary on an illegally-occupied piece of land? Can, the CII or Wifaqul Madaris enlighten the public?Hopefully, on the basis of this landmark decision, the CDA...

  • Bangladesh to build hundreds of mosques with Saudi cash

    DHAKA: Bangladesh has approved a project to build hundreds of mosques with almost $1 billion from Saudi Arabia, an official said on Wednesday, worrying minorities who fear they could be used to spread fundamentalist Islam...

    The government plans to construct 560 mosques — one in every town in Bangladesh — as the secular administration woos Islamist groups before elections...

  • Sunni mosques firebombed in Iraq after IS-claimed blasts

    BAGHDAD: At least seven Sunni mosques and dozens of shops in eastern Iraq were firebombed on Tuesday, security sources and local officials said, a day after 23 people were killed there in two blasts claimed by Islamic State...

    At least two Sunni mosques south of Baghdad were attacked last week after a Shia cleric was executed in Saudi Arabia, triggering angry reactions in Iraq and neighboring Iran...

  • Africa’s biggest city shuts churches, mosques to fight noise

    AFRICA’S largest city is closing dozens of mosques, churches and nightclubs in a bid to reduce noise for its 20 million residents long used to lusty hymn-singing, honking horns and boom boxes that rattle the foundations of homes...

    ” The agency has shut down more than 70 churches and 20 mosques this year as well as a dozen pubs, hotels and clubs, he said...

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