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  • Ramazan of 1947, and now

    RAMAZAN of 1947 also fell in the long and thirsty days of the subcontinental summer...

    Some 68 years ago, the same sun beat down on fasting, parched throats, refusing to promise any respite from its unceasing intensity...

  • Nizam-i-Salaat

    THE government has introduced a Nizam-i-Salaat for unified Azan and prayer timings in the federal capital...

    The system has been implemented from May 1 and a calendar for the whole year has been devised...

  • Governor dispels speculations about enforcement of Nizam-i-Adl in Fata

    LANDI KOTAL: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra has dispelled speculations about implementation of Nizam-i-Adl in Fata, saying final decision about future status of the region will be taken by Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif...

    Addressing tribal elders on the occasion of inaugurating Rs220 million water supply scheme here on Saturday, he said that no decision regarding changes in the existing administrative system of Fata...

  • Ministry blamed for delayed decision on Nizam fund

    KARACHI: Former high commissioner to Britain Wajid Shamsul Hasan accused the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday of going back on its decision and blamed “the red tape” in the ministry for the delay in a final verdict on the decades-long legal wrangling over the millions of pounds the Nizam of Hyderabad had transferred to Pakistan shortly before the Indian invasion...

    In a communication to Dawn, he said the foreign ministry was...

  • Has the religious affairs ministry forgotten its Nizam-i-Salat?

    ISLAMABAD: Less than two years after the introduction of Nizam-i-Salat, mosques in the capital seem to be ignoring the system, with a general trend being for mosques to start their call to prayer a few seconds after another mosque finishes theirs...

    The religious affairs ministry now wants to revive the Nizam-i-Salat and the Directorate of Haj Islamabad has been directed to visit various mosques in this regard...

  • Ordinance to protect Nizam-i-Adl, other regulations in Pata

    PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has decided about the promulgation of an ordinance soon after the president of Pakistan gives assent to the Constitution (Twenty-Fifth Amendment) Bill, 2018, to protect the current regulations in the Provincially Administered Tribal Areas (Pata), including the Nizam-i-Adl Regulation, 2009...

    An official told Dawn that the promulgation of the ordinance was necessary to prevent legal...

  • Karachi United join Army in quarters, Bhatti United win shootout

    KARACHI: At the start of the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) Cup, Karachi United’s aim was to get through to the final round from the qualifying round...

    Second-division United booked their place in the quarter-finals of the PFF Cup on Saturday with a nerve-raking 3-2 victory over fellow Pakistan Football Federation League (PFFL) side Saif Textiles on Saturday to secure second place in Group ‘A’ behind Pakistan Army...

  • Living: The jogi artisans of Hyderabad

    Our young male members of the family and children stay and sleep on the pavement...

    Owing to the socially non-protective nature of the state apparatus in Pakistan, minority groups and poor working classes cannot exercise their fundamental civic opportunities and basic human rights...

  • Sectarian tension in Hyderabad localities subsides

    HYDERABAD: Residents of Gujrati Para, Gulshan-i-Hamid and some other localities held a protest demonstration after Juma prayers against some statements made by the prayer leader of the Jama Masjid Rais, located in neighbouring Gulshan-i-Rais, a couple of days back...

    The protesters raised slogans against the prayer leader, belonging to their rival sect, and claimed that the statements he made during his speech hurt their religious...

  • Murder, rape convict executed in Hyderabad

    A man convicted of rape and murder was executed early Tuesday morning at the Hyderabad Central Prison...

    Magistrate Azhar Shamail was present at the time of Sikandar Ali Joyo's hanging while Prison Chief Zia-ur-Rehman confirmed the convict's death...

  • Anti-drugs rally held in Hyderabad

    HYDERABAD: A rally against drugs was taken out by a number of students of public and private schools and colleges along with scores of police officials on Thursday...

    It was aimed at conveying a message to the youth: “Say no to drugs...

  • Three-day Sufi festival gets under way in Hyderabad

    HYDERABAD: A three-day festival titled ‘Sindh Sufi melo’ was inaugurated by by Sindh Senior Minister for Food and Parliamentary Affairs Nisar Ahmed Khuhro in Hyderabad Club on Sunday...

    The festival, organised by the provincial auqaf department, was originally to be inaugurated by Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah but he could not turn up owing to his preoccupations...

  • MQM-P activist Dr Naushad shot dead in Hyderabad

    A sector in-charge of Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P), Dr Naushad, was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Hyderabad on Wednesday, DawnNews reported...

    The MQM leader, a veterinary doctor, was returning home after dropping off his children at school...

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