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  • Saudi abandons Islamic calendar for govt pay

    RIYADH: Saudi government workers will be paid according to the Gregorian calendar instead of the Islamic Hijri calendar, making the working month longer as part of cost-cutting measures, newspapers reported Monday...

    The change, approved by cabinet last week, brings civil service pay in line with the government's January-December fiscal year, the Arab News and Saudi Gazette reported...

  • Council of Islamic Ideology terms certain sections of NAB law 'un-Islamic'

    The Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) on Thursday termed some sections of the National Accountability Ordinance, 1999, as going against the Shariah...

    Addressing a press conference on Thursday, chairman of the CII, Dr Qibla Ayaz, said the council held a two-day-long meeting during which it concluded that sections 14-D, 15-A and 26 of the NAO were un-Islamic...

  • World Cup inter-continental playoff dates set

    ZURICH: The intercontinental playoffs set to determine two more places in the 2018 World Cup have dates and locations finalised...

    New Zealand will host Peru at Wellington Regional Stadium on November 11 in the first leg, with the second leg to be played at the Estadio Nacional in Lima on November 15, New Zealand Football confirmed on Sunday...

  • Key dates announced for PFF elections

    KARACHI: The Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) on Wednesday announced the key dates for this year’s presidency elections...

    “The PFF elections will be held on June 30 with nomination forms to be issued and submitted to the PFF secretary from April 24-28,” said a news release...

  • Arms licences issued in back dates

    FAISALABAD: A large number of arms licences, including those of prohibited bores, have been issued to people in back dates by the arms licencing branch (ALB) of the DCO office...

    Abdul Rehman of weapons market, Kutchery Bazaar, in an application filed with the DCO alleged that the ALB officials were issuing licences to people in back dates after receiving bribe...

  • Punjab launches project to grow imported dates

    Under the project, the famed ‘Ajwa’ dates as well as Amber, Barhi, Khalas and a Californian variety called Medjool will be grown...

    The tissue culture plants of these varieties would be developed in France, hardened in United Arab Emirates (UAE) and then will be imported into Pakistan...

  • IS in Iraq, Syria: important dates

    ISIL created — April 9, 2013 Al Qaeda in Iraq chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi says Al-Nusra Front, a jihadist group battling the Syrian regime, belongs to his Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and is fighting for an Islamic state in Syria...

    Syria’s Raqqa falls — Jan 14, 2014 ISIL conquers Raqqa city in northern Syria after fierce fighting with rival rebels...

  • Organ trade racket dates back to 2009

    The FIA booked both doctors, their fleeing accomplice Dr Saqib and two paramedical staffers - Umer Draz and Muhammad Shahzad - under sections 10 and 11 of Punjab Transplantation of Human Organs and Tissues Act (amended) 2012 and 109 of Pakistan Penal Code...

    The doctors would face up to 10-year imprisonment with fine up to Rs10 million...

  • Court asks ECP, Punjab and Sindh govts to come up with dates for LG polls

    ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court asked the Election Commission of Pakistan and Punjab and Sindh governments on Tuesday to sit together and come up with agreed dates for holding the local bodies’ elections in the two provinces...

    The court asked Advocate General of Punjab Malik Naveed Rasool and Advocate Munir Paracha representing the ECP to satisfy it on the need to delay the elections by coming up with recommendations and suggestions... ...

  • Change in MCL dates, venue poses new challenge for PSL: Najam Sethi

    LAHORE: Pakistan Super League (PSL) chairman Najam Sethi on Monday sounded unhappy about the recent change in the dates and venue of the Masters Champions League (MCL) that will now directly coincide with the PSL for at least a week, but added that he is taking this fresh development as a new challenge and is confident of meeting it head on...

    “MCL has been rescheduled now from Jan 28 to Feb 13 which clashes with our PSL and that...

  • Important dates

    Allama Iqbal gave the idea of an independent Muslim state in 1930, and in 1934 Rehmat Ali, along with a group of students studying in London, coined the name Pakistan...

    In 1940, the Pakistan resolution was passed under the guidance of the Quaid-i-Azam...

  • Conflicting dates announced for quadrilateral Afghan talks

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Afghanistan announced on Thursday conflicting dates for holding the inaugural round of quadrilateral dialogue, which also involves the United States and China, on resumption of the Afghan reconciliation process...

    In his meetings with President Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah during the weekend trip, Gen Sharif had discussed the roadmap for restarting the reconciliation process between the Afghan...

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