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  • Pakistani among 46 arrested for link to Madina bombing

    RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s security forces said on Sunday they had arrested 46 people for their suspected link to a terrorist cell responsible for a stunning attack outside Masjid-i-Nabwi, in Madina, last year...

    The ministry previously identified the Madina bomber as a Saudi national and the Jeddah bomber as a Pakistani resident...

  • 180 shops in Madina Market to open today despite traders’ strike

    RAWALPINDI: Over 180 shops in Madina Market will open on Saturday (today) after 18 months despite calls of shutterdown strike by one group of the traders association against imposition of withholding tax on bank transactions...

    Madina Market and Taleemul Quran mosque and seminary in Raja Bazaar were burnt in November 2013 after sectarian violence erupted on Muharram 10...

  • Muslim world outraged at Madina bombing

    RIYADH: A deadly suicide bombing near Islam’s second-holiest site in the Saudi city of Madina sparked condemnation across the Muslim world on Tuesday, with both the Taliban and Hezbollah denouncing the attack...

    The targeting of Madina caused shock and outrage across the entire Muslim world...

  • 12 Pakistanis, seven Saudis arrested following Madina blast

    DUBAI: Saudi Arabia identified on Thursday suspects in two of the three attacks that struck the kingdom on the same day this week, including one outside the sprawling mosque where the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is buried in the western city of Madina that killed four Saudi security troops...

    In a statement released by the Interior Ministry late Thursday, authorities said the Madina bomber in Monday's apparently coordinated attacks was...

  • PIA captain, two others issued notices for overloaded Karachi-Madina flight

    The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has issued show-cause notices to a pilot and two others officials for loading seven extra passengers on a Karachi-Madina flight on January 20, in a violation of air safety regulations, sources said Monday...

    The Boeing 777 aircraft (Reg No: AP BID) has a seating capacity of 409, including jump seats, while flight PK-743 carried 416 passengers from Karachi to Madina...

  • CII forms committee to suggest ways to establish Madina-like state

    ISLAMABAD: The Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) on Wednesday formed a four-member committee to suggest measures for the establishment in Pakistan of a state similar to Madina...

    The CII was approached by Minister for Religious Affairs Noorul Haq Qadri on behalf of the government, seeking suggestions and ways to establish governance similar to the state of Madina, in Pakistan...

  • Two nephews of Nawaz offloaded from Madina-bound flight

    LAHORE: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Thursday offloaded two nephews of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif from a Saudi Arabia-bound flight at Allama Iqbal International Airport on the request of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB)...

    Yousuf Abbas and Abdul Aziz Abbas, sons of the late Abbas Sharif, were going to Saudi Arabia to perform Haj when they were offloaded from the Madina-bound flight by the FIA immigration...

  • 24-hour curfew imposed in Makkah, Madina

    RIYADH: Saudi Arabia imposed a 24-hour curfew on Thursday in Makkah and Madina, extending measures to combat coronavirus, while other Arab states locked down districts with large migrant worker populations...

    Entry and exit to Riyadh, Makkah, Madina and Jeddah is limited...

  • Senate body asks CAA to redesign third runway of new Islamabad airport

    ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Cabinet Secretariat on Wednesday directed the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to revisit the design of third runway at the new Islamabad airport so that at the interests of the local settlements could be safeguarded...

    The chairman of the Senate committee, Senator Talha Mahmood said the residents of Meelu village, located adjacent to the airport, feared that they would be uprooted if the...

  • New Islamabad airport to open by Aug 14 next year

    ISLAMABAD: The new Islamabad international airport will be operational by Aug 14 next year as 82 per cent of the work on the project has been completed...

    “I will inaugurate the new airport on Aug 14, 2017,” said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif while chairing a meeting on aviation affairs...

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