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  • Haji Turangzai remembered

    GHALANAI: A gathering will be held at Ghaziabad in Safi tehsil of Mohmand Agency on Saturday to commemorate the services rendered by Haji Sahib Turangzai, a prominent leader of Reshmi Roomal Tehreek...

    The gathering is being held after seven years when Taliban had occupied the mausoleum of Haji Sahib in July 2007...

  • The pilgrim’s progress at Haji Camp

    The couple were at the New Haji Camp in Sultanabad to pick up their passports after getting word that they had got their visas...

    There are many people coming to the Haji Camp from 9am to 4pm for training and guidance besides the paperwork...

  • Haji camp neglected, locked up since completion

    FAISALABAD: The government spent millions of rupees on the construction of Haji camp near Marzipura on Narawala Road however the building is yet to be functional after around three years of completion...

    At a meeting held at the commissioner office on Aug 27, 2012, then acting commissioner Nasim Sadiq said the Haji Camp on Narawala Road would be completed in January 2013...

  • Indian women in battle against Mumbai Haji Ali dargah ban

    A Muslim women's rights group is locked in a bitter legal battle with trustees of Mumbai's Haji Ali Dargah, built in the 15th century and popular not only with Muslims but Hindu devotees and sight-seeing tourists...

    Legend has it that Pir Haji Ali Shah Bukhari, who became a Sufi saint, died during his spiritual journey and his body washed up on rocks in the Arabian Sea off south Mumbai...

  • Chinese envoy meets Haji Adeel

    PESHAWAR: Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Sun Weidong has said that it is the responsibility of the government of Pakistan to complete work on the Western part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor in accordance with the wishes of people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan and Federally Administered Tribal Areas...

    In a meeting with Awami National Party leader and former senator Haji Mohammad Adeel, the ambassador said that China...

  • Haji Adeel – last amongst the moral crusaders

    PESHAWAR: A shining chapter of political finesse came to an end with the death of Haji Mohammad Adeel, the last of a political breed which never opted for expediency even under gallows...

    “Tomorrow, Dawn will give us scanty coverage of two Haji Adeel – last amongst the moral crusaders lines...

  • Women enter Haji Ali shrine after legal battle

    The Haji Ali Dargah trust agreed last month to lift the ban on women entering the landmark mausoleum off the coast of Mumbai after a group of women campaigners launched a legal case...

    ” Haji Ali Dargah is one of Mumbai’s most recognisable landmarks and receives tens of thousands of not only Muslims but Hindu devotees and sightseeing tourists every week...

  • Pir Kaleem elected president as Asma Jahangir's camp sweeps SCBA elections

    The Asma Jahangir camp convincingly won the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) elections held on Tuesday, Oct 31, with Pir Kaleem Khurshid elected as the president, according to unofficial results received late on the same day...

    Pakistan Bar Council vice-chairman Ahsan Bhoon, its members Azam Nazir Tarar and Abid Saqi, former governor Sardar Latif Khan Khosa and Ramzan Chaudhry were among main supporters of Khurshid...

  • Pir Pagara says GDA will form next govt in Sindh

    SUKKUR: Lashing out at the Pakistan Peoples Party’s leaders and its poor governance in the province, Pakistan Muslim League-Functional president and chief of the Grand Democratic Alliance Pir Pagara said on Sunday that the GDA would defeat the PPP in the next general election and form its government in Sindh...

    The spiritual leader of the Hur Jamaat, Pir Sibghatullah Rashdi, said this while addressing a big public meeting of the GDA...

  • Pir Pagara backs Rangers’ stay in Karachi

    KARACHI: PML-Functional chief Pir Sibghatullah Shah Rashdi has cautioned against withdrawal of the Rangers from Karachi or having a confrontation with it...

    Pir Pagara was talking to journalists at an Iftar party he hosted at his Kingri House residence on Sunday...

  • Karachiites happy with Rangers-led operation: Pir Pagara

    KHAIRPUR: Rejecting the criticism of Rangers by the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) over the ongoing operation in Karachi, Pakistan Muslim League-Functional (PML-F) chief and spiritual leader of his Hur Jamaat Pir Pagara has said that the people of Karachi are happy with the Rangers-led operation against targeted killers, terrorists, criminals and corrupt elements...

    Speaking to the media at a gathering held in Pir Jo Goth to mark the...

  • ‘A pir’s curse’

    APROPOS the feature ‘A pir’s curse’ (July 5)...

    In Pakistan, marriages within close family circles are fairly common with devastating results for children born out of cousins’ marriages...

  • How a dead Pir came to haunt an Indian government property in Karachi

    Its writer, journalist Sanam Maher's arduous search revealed that the enclaves housed the Indian consular staff, until they were evicted in 1994 by a fiat of the Pakistan government...

    From 1958 to 1960, when my father was the Deputy High Commissioner for India in Pakistan, we lived in a house in the “Shivaji Park” enclave on Karachi’s McNeil Road...

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