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Manto remembered on death anniversary

LAHORE - Death anniversary of renowned Pakistani writer, playwright and author Saadat Hasan Manto is being observed on Saturday (today). Manto was born in Ludhiana, British India on 11th May, 1912. Writing mainly in Urdu language, he produced 22 collections of short stories, a novel, five series of radio plays, three collections of essays, two collections of personal sketches. His best...

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Baba Guru Nanak’s 550th birth anniversary: SBP issues commemorative coin

KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Tuesday formally issued a commemorative coin on the occasion of 550th birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak. A ceremony to this effect was held in Karachi. Speaking on the occasion, SBP Governor Reza Baqir said the purpose of releasing the commemorative coin by the central bank was to supplement and be part...

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9 November: Allama Iqbal’s day being observed in the country

Allama Sir Muhammad Iqbal was a poet, philosopher and politician born in Sialkot on 9 November 1877, in  British India (now in Pakistan), whose poetry in Urdu, Arabic and Persian is considered to be among the greatest of the modern era and whose vision of an independent state for the Muslims of British India was to inspire the creation of...

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Army Chief visits Baloch Regimental Centre in Abbotabad

ABBOTABAD: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday paid a visit to the Baloch Regimental Centre in Abbotabad, said the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). On the duration of his visit, the Army Chief conferred Lieutenant General Azhar Abbas the post of Colonel Commandant of Baloch Regimental Centre. The outgoing Colonel of Baloch Regimental Centre, a large...

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Karachi weather turns pleasant as light to heavy showers lashes several areas

KARACHI: Karachi’s weather turned pleasant as the persisting heatwave busted due to light and heavy showers in various areas. Karachi’s several areas, including Sarjani, Malir, Saadi Town, Gulshan-e-Hadeed, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, and Nazimabad received moderate to heavy rainfall. Rain also lashed at The financial hub of the city II Chundrigar Road, Saddar, Liyari and MA Jinnah Road. Earlier, the Pakistan Meteorological Department’s...

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Heat wave in Karachi to persist till tomorrow

KARACHI: The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has predicted that moderate heat wave condition is likely to continue in the metropolis and southern parts of Sindh till tomorrow. According to the weather advisory issued by the Met Office on Monday, the maximum temperature in the city likely to range between 39 - 41ºC. The people of Karachi tolerated 40 degrees Celsius...

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UK to let foreign students stay two years after graduation post-Brexit

LONDON: Britain's government on Wednesday announced new post-Brexit immigration plans that will allow international students to work in the country for two years after graduating. Business Secretary Andrea Leadsom said the change was aimed at attracting the "brightest and the best from around the world" and a sign of "the UK´s ambition once we have left the European Union". "Instead...

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Indians back Pakistanis in urging Gates Foundation not to honor Modi

Indians and Pakistani human rights activists have come together to urge the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation not to honor Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with an award in light of the alarming human rights situation in Indian-occupied Kashmir. According to reports, two prominent lawyers and activists of Indian origin have strongly urged the Gates Foundation not to honour Prime...

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Multi-Talented: Safdar Kaleem continuing trends of reciting Nauha on rare topics

BY: Syed Tazmeen Javed Noha--- Elegy has a history of beyond 1400 years, dating back to the time of Prophet Nooh (AS) who was named "nooh" because he cried over the ill-fated nation that did not hear to his commandments. Therefore this is derived from Nooh in Urdu language. However, in Arabic, it is known as latmiyas recited over Imam...

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Nation celebrates 54th anniversary of Defence day

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan is observing Defence and Martyrs Day in solidarity with the people of Indian occupied Kashmir today. Legislators, senior officials of the government, armed forces, police and other departments, as well as notables from different walks of life will pay tribute to the martyrs of the nation today. Special prayers would be offered at the Friday congregations for security...

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Light rain expected in Karachi as city faces power outages, traffic jams

KARACHI: Light rain is expected to continue in different areas of Karachi on Tuesday as the city reels from the impact of a heavy downpour it witnessed yesterday. Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has forecast light spells of rain in the provincial capital throughout the day. However, the city is unlikely to see another heavy spell of rain till later in...

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Rain lashes in parts of Karachi, spell to continue till Friday

KARACHI: Rain continued to lash in parts of Karachi on Thursday, after yet another spell of monsoon downpour hit the metropolis on Wednesday leaving low-lying areas inundated with water. As par with Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) predictions, a rain system brewing in the Bay of Bengal entered Karachi yesterday, turning the weather from hot and humid to mild and breezy...

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Anti-polio campaign to commence in various parts of the country today

As part of the government’s renewed efforts to eradicate polio, anti-polio campaigns are set to start in various parts on the country — including Lahore, Khyber Pakhtunkhawa and Balochistan — on Monday. The campaigns of various lengths will span over the next 7 days. Previous attempts at such campaigns and the use of the anti-polio vaccine have been met with...

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COAS offers eid prayers with soldiers at LoC

RAWALPINDI: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited the Line of Control (LoC) on Monday and celebrated Eid-ul-Azha with soldiers in the Bagh sector after offering Eid prayers, according to a press release by the Pakistan Army's military wing. Pakistanis stood strong with their Kashmiri brothers and sisters, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) quoted Gen Bajwa...

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Biggest sacrifice is to give life in defense of motherland: Army Chief

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa said that the biggest sacrifice is to give life for the motherland. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement, the COAS met with the family of martyred Lt Col Rashid Karim, Lt Col Wasim Hayat and Sepoy Ghulam Raza. In the meeting, the army chief that the nation remembers...

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Two million Muslims begin annual Hajj from today

MAKKAH: More than two million Muslims began the annual Hajj on Friday. According to official statistics issued by Saudi General Directorate of Passports, 1.604 million pilgrims arrived in Saudi Arabia for Hajj, an increase of eight per cent or 117,000 pilgrims compared to the same period in 2018. In Makkah and other holy sites, the Saline Water Conversion Corporation, SWCC,...

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President Alvi, COAS Bajwa pays tribute to police martyrs

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa and President Arif Alvi paid tribute to the martyrs of Pakistan Police and their families in his message on the occasion of Police Martyrs Day being observed today. President Arif Alvi, in a statement released today, said that the nation is "indebted to martyrs who laid down their lives for...

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