Youm-e-Ashur observed across Pakistan amid tight security

KARACHI: Youm-e-Ashur was observed today (Friday) with traditional religious solemnity and fervour to commemorate the sacrifice of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA), the grandson of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), and his companions at Karbala in 61AH some 14 centuries ago. Every year, this day is observed on 10th of Muharram to commemorate the supreme sacrifice rendered by Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and his...

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No deal or relaxation for Nawaz Fawad

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CJP Nisar takes sou moto notice of Lowari Tunnel closure

ISLAMABAD: The Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) has taken notice of the periodic closure of Lowari Tunnel, where traffic stream is stopped despite its formal inauguration. CJP Mian Saqib Nisar has issued notices regarding the subject following an appeal filed by a citizen of Chitral, the district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa close to which Lowari Tunnel is located. According to the...

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Pakistan invites Saudi Arabia to be third partner in CPEC

ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry has said Islamabad has invited Saudi Arabia to invest in the Beijing-funded, multi-billion dollar infrastructure corridor being constructed in Pakistan. The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is an ambitious plan to build energy and transport links connecting the western Chinese region of Xinjiang with the Arabian Sea via Pakistan, as part of Beijing’s broader Belt...

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President, PM Imran urges nation to follow spirit of Imam Hussain (RA)

ISLAMABAD: In their separate messages to the nation, on 'Youm-e-Ashur, President Dr Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan have called for forging unity to fight terrorism and counter nefarious designs of enemies of the country. According to Radio Pakistan, President Arif Alvi in his message said Youm-e-Ashur reminds us of the great sacrifices of martyrs of Karbala to uphold...

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Cellular networks partially suspended across Pakistan

Web Desk: Mobile phone service has been partially suspended in several cities across the country, including Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar, on Friday to maintain law and order situation on Ashura. According to details, Cellular service has been suspended on the routes of the 10th Muharram procession. The cellular service will resume, in cities after the conclusion of processions in respective areas, most...

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Birthday boy Rashid stars as Afghanistan upset Bangladesh

Talented spinner Rashid Khan celebrated his 20th birthday by scoring a half century and taking two wickets as Afghanistan upset Bangladesh by 136 runs in the Asia Cup on Thursday. Rashid scored a rapid unbeaten 32-ball 57 with eight fours and a six to lift Afghanistan to an imposing 255-7 after their captain Asghar Afghan won the toss and decided...

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