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    Jago Pakistan Eid Special 2013 16 October2015

  • ‘Nothing special about special Eid train’

    KARACHI: “Starting its journey from Karachi, the special Eid train will touch Hyderabad, Rohri, Rahim Yar Khan, Bahawalpur and Khanewal to reach its final stop — Lahore,” it was announced over the loudspeakers on platform number one of the cantonment railway station, where the first such train awaited departure on Saturday morning...

    “There’s nothing special about this ‘special’ Eid train,” sisters Rizwana Hassan and Sumaira Ansar...

  • Foreign tourists to Pakistan more than triple since 2013

    As terrorism recedes in Pakistan, tourism appears to be on the rise, with more than thrice the number of international tourists travelling to the country in 2016 as compared to just three years ago, Bloomberg reported...

    Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) data showed that international tourists have more than tripled since 2013 to 1...

  • 122 ‘sectarian incidents’ took place in Pakistan since 2013, NA told

    ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly has been informed that 122 sectarian incidents have taken place all over the country since June 2013 and 10 banned organisations have claimed responsibility, or found involved during investigations, of 91 of them...

    According to a written reply to a question by MNA Saman Sultana Jafri of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal states that 56 sectarian incidents took place in Punjab,...

  • First special Eid train departs from Karachi

    KARACHI: With the guard waving the green flag from the power van, Pakistan Railways’ first of five special Eid trains left from the City Station in Karachi on Friday morning with Peshawar as its designated stop...

    Farzana Ismail heading to Khanewal for Eid with her four sons Khalil, Adeel, Faheem and Hammad was happy to have got seats in the train...

  • Zoo offers special activities for Eid

    LAHORE: The Lahore Zoo has made special arrangements for Eidul Fitr, including various activities for children, introduction of pet birds, stuffed animals and jubilant clowns...

    The zoo expects a huge turnout during Eid holidays for which it has made extraordinary arrangements...

  • Special trains for Eid

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Railways (PR) has announced 10 special trains to facilitate people planning to travel for Eidul Azha...

    He said that on the Eid day and the day after Eid passengers could avail of 25pc discount on tickets...

  • 25pc cut in fares of eight Eid special trains

    LAHORE: The Pakistan Railways will operate eight special trains to facilitate people on Eidul Azha...

    Two Eid trains from Karachi and one each from Quetta, Peshawar, Rawalpindi and Lahore will be operated and fares will be reduced by 25 per cent in all passenger trains on two Eid days, said an announcement on Monday...

  • Serving guests with dry fruit, green tea a special tribal Eid treat

    PESHAWAR: In most parts of the tribal belt, it is customary to serve guests before and after meal with a variety of dry fruit and green tea, (Sheen chai) on festive occasions, especially Eid...

    Most elderly people think that both dry fruit and green tea help in digesting red meat and this special treat to serve guests with dry fruit along with Qehwa became a household custom among the tribal people...

  • First Special Eid Train leaves Karachi

    KARACHI: The first of three Special Eid Trains arranged for travellers visiting relatives in other cities during the Eid holidays left Karachi for Peshawar from the Cantonment Railway Station here at 11am on Sunday...

    “Are the Railway Department and Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique helping us or have they only arranged these special trains to mint money?” said Syed Nasir Ali, who was going to Rawalpindi with his family...

  • Advance booking for special Eid trains begins

    LAHORE: Advance booking for the 23 special trains being operated to cater to Eidul Fitr rush has begun at all reservation offices of the Pakistan Railways (PR)...

    The Eid operation will begin with the departure of two trains each from Karachi for Lahore and from Lahore to Karachi on July 11...

  • 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
  • Japanese reporter died in 2013 after 159 hours of overtime

    NHK reporter Miwa Sado, 31, who had been covering political news in Tokyo, was found dead in her bed in July 2013, reportedly clutching her mobile phone...

    Sato covered Tokyo assembly elections for the broadcaster in June 2013 and an upper-house vote for the national parliament the following month...

  • ECP rejects PTI claim of manipulation of 2013 polls

    ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan rejected on Wednesday Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s claim that the 2013 general elections were systematically manipulated or influenced by design...

    About unauthorised printing of additional ballot papers and delivery, the ECP said the process of procurement of papers for printing of ballot papers was an exclusive responsibility of the Printing Corporation of Pakistan and the Pakistan...

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