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July 17, 2018 7:24 AM Eidul Azha 2018 in Pakistan: Cattle farms start luring buyers

Cattle farms in Karachi have started advertising their livestock ahead of Eid ul Azha which is expected to fall at the end of August 2018. Although a large number of people in the metropolis visit the cattle market , known as Mawaishi Mandi, to purchase sacrificial animals, some chose to buy from different cattle farms established across the city. The traditional

July 16, 2018 12:00 AM Two-month free tourist visa for kids under 18 in UAE

DUBAI: The visa policy has been changing in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the last few months to attract more visitors to the emirates. The UAE on Sunday announced a change in visa rules for tourists, exempting dependents under the age of 18 from visa fees. According to UAE official news agency, the UAE has introduced a new two-month exemption for dependents

July 12, 2018 4:19 PM German envoy shares memories made during Shandor Polo Festival

CHITRAL: The German Ambassador to Pakistan Martin Kobler has been in full spirits during his visit to three-day Shandor Polo Festival in Chitral and it's all evident on social media . Kobler, alongside Marion Pfennigs, youth ambassador of the German Embassy, watched Chitral defeat Gilgit-Baltistan with 10-5 goals in the one-sided match held at world’s 2

July 11, 2018 12:00 AM PBS sports festival ends

LAHORE: The 17th Pakistan Bible Society (PBS) sports festival successfully concluded on Tuesday at Forman Christian College ground. The tournament that started on June 21 saw cricket hardball, cricket, basketball, football, badminton tournaments and athletics competitions. At closing ceremony Prof E. N. Dulvy, Chairman The New School Model Town Lahore 2

July 7, 2018 5:04 AM Centuries-old Shandur Polo Festival 2018 kicks off in Chitral

CHITRAL: Shandur, known as the “roof of the world”, has officially commenced its famous Shandur Festival from today (Saturday). Shandur is one of the major mountain passes that sits between Chitral and Ghizer District of Gilgit-Baltistan. The flat top also serves as a venue for the 3-day polo festival where the best of the best players from Chitral and Gilgit 5

July 5, 2018 12:00 AM NAB suspends arrests for now

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Wednesday announced not to make any arrests of politicians contesting the general elections until July 25. The NAB, while announcing that it has nothing to with the elections, deferred the inquires against the former foreign minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif, former minister of state for finance Rana Muhammad 12

June 20, 2018 12:00 AM Eid trains win passengers’ hearts

Islamabad: Special Eid package introduced by the Pakistan Railways has received an overwhelming response from the passengers who visited their loved ones in their native towns. Passengers expressed satisfaction over operational improvement of trains on Eid-ul-Fitr. Concession in fares and improved timings saved our time and money, they said, while talking 2

June 19, 2018 12:00 AM Toy guns sale goes unchecked

PESHAWAR: The district administration failed to stop the sale of toy guns in provincial capital on Eidul Fitr. The shopkeepers sold the toy guns without any check from the authorities as the people celebrated the festival. The sale of phony pistols, shotguns and rifles witnessed a sharp increase in Peshawar city and other localities. The shopkeepers 1

June 14, 2018 8:55 PM Shawwal moon not sighted, Eid-ul-Fitr in Pakistan on Saturday

KARACHI: The Shawwal crescent, 1439 Hijri, has not been sighted and Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated in Pakistan on Saturday, June 16, 2018, announced Ruet-e-Hilal committee here Thursday. The announcement was made by Chairman Ruet-e-Hilal committee Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman. He chaired the meeting at the Met office Karachi. The evidence of moon sighting 7

June 13, 2018 12:00 AM ‘Fitrana’ fixed at Rs100 per head

Islamabad: The minimum amount of ‘Sadqa-e-Fitr’ has been fixed at Rs100 per head this year, Chairman Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Mufti Muneebur Rehman has said. Talking to APP, he said according to the market price of 2.25 kilograms of flour, the amount for ‘Fitrana’ is calculated as Rs100 per head. The faithful who want to pay ‘Fitrana’ equal to the price 4