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IHC declares arbitration council’s permission mandatory for second marriage

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court declared on Sunday the permission from the arbitration council mandatory for second marriage, regardless of the husband having prior permission from the first wife. In a 12-page statement issued today by IHC’s Chief Justice Athar Minallah, the court declared mandatory to take the arbitration council’s permission prior to the second marriage. The court ruled, "a...

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Ramzan to begin from May 7th: Met Office

KARACHI: The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) Friday predicted that the Ramazan moon will likely be sighted on the evening of May 6. The department further said, the new moon of Ramazan, 1440 AH will be born on crossing conjunction point at 03:45 Pakistan Standard Time (PST) on May 5. The moon will be sighted on the evening of Monday, May...

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Army Chief visits Azad Kashmir Regimental Center: ISPR

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Azad Kashmir Regimental Center, the Pakistan Army media wing Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Thursday. On the duration of his visit, the Army Chief conferred Lieutenant General Sher Afgun the post of Colonel Commandant of the regiment. Core Commander Rawalpindi Lieutenant General Bilal Akbar, a large number of...

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Ali Arman Baltistani’s new documentary on ‘Sehwan Shareef Mela’ will leave you in awe

By: |Syed Tazmeen Javed| Today marks the 767 death anniversary of sufi saint Lal Shehbaz Qalander--- Syed Muhammad Usman Marwandi. The devoted people from across the country visit his shrine in Sehwan (Sindh) to pay homage and seek blessings. However, artists and directors take this opportunity to showcase their hidden talent and picturize incredible scenes from their camera. One such...

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8th death anniversary: Moin Akhtar still living in our hearts

Today marks the 8th year of the death anniversary of the greatest legend of Pakistan industry Moin Akhtar who was a Pakistani television, movie and stage actor, humorist, comedian, impersonator, and a host. Along with this he was a writer, singer, film director and a producer. He was born in Karachi on December 24, 1950 and his mother tongue was...

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Poet of East: 81st death anniversary of Allama Iqbal observed in Pakistan

MULTAN: 81st death anniversary of the Poet of the East, Allama Dr Muhammad Iqbal (November 09, 1877-April 21, 1938) was observed in all over Pakistan with reverence and solemnity. Different programmes and seminars were organised to pay tribute to the great philosopher of the East, who awakened the Muslims of the Subcontinent through his powerful poetry. Speaking on the occasion...

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Shabe Barat being observed across the Country

KARACHI: Shab-e-Barat, the night of blessings and worship, will is being observed tonight. The fifteenth night of Shaban, eighth month of the Islamic Calendar, is known as Shab-e-Barat and Muslims observe it as the night of blessings before the holy month of Ramazan begins. This year, Shab-e-Barat is be celebrated on April 20 (Saturday). Shab-e-Baraat has tremendous benefits for Muslims....

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Army Chief visits NLI regimental centre in Bunji

BUNJI, ASTORE: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday paid a visit to the Northern Light Infantry (NLI) regimental center in Bunji town of Gilgit-Baltistan's Astore district. On the duration of his visit, the Army Chief conferred Lieutenant General Anwar Ali Hyder the post of Colonel Commandant of NLI Regiment. The outgoing Colonel of NLI Regiment,...

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Army Chief inaugurates new CMH Rawalpindi blocks: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: The Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday inaugurated new blocks of the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) Rawalpindi, said Pakistan Army media wing Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). According to ISPR, 1,150 beds will be added to the hospital after addition of new blocks which can serve both military and civil medical needs. ISPR added that modern tools will...

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BJP MLA rips-off Pakistani patriotic song, calls his own

ISLAMABAD: Bhartiya Janta Party Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) Raja Singh ripped-off a Pakistani patriotic song of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) and called its own by making minor changes. DG  ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor called out the act of plagiarism on twitter, saying, “Glad that you copied. But copy to speak the truth as well. #PakistanZindabad.” https://twitter.com/peaceforchange/status/1117352078064672769 The song...

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Dubai’s ‘Quranic Park’ draws on Islam’s Holy text

DUBAI: A new park that uses gardens and landscaping to tell stories from Islam’s sacred text has opened in Dubai, offering locals and tourists a day out with a religious twist. Quranic Park attracted some 100,000 people in its first week, officials say, feeding demand for religious attractions in the United Arab Emirates where Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque...

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‘Egg Boy’ escapes with caution for egging far-right Australian senator

An Australian teenager lauded worldwide for egging a far-right senator who made offensive comments about the Christchurch mosque attacks was let off with a police caution for the incident on Tuesday. William Connolly, now better known as “Egg Boy”, cracked an egg on the head of Fraser Anning during a March 16 press conference, prompting the senator to hit him...

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Military awards bestowed upon army personnel at investiture ceremony

RAWALPINDI: Highest military honors, including Tamgha-i-Imtiaz (Military), Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Military) and Tamgha-i-Basalat were bestowed upon Army officers and soldiers during the corps investiture ceremony of the Rawalpindi Corps, said Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Friday. Commander Rawalpindi Corps, Lieutenant General Bilal Akbar was guest of honor of the ceremony, according to a press statement issued by the ISPR. Tamgha-i-Basalat was awarded...

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40th Death Anniversary of ZAB being observed today

Today 4th April marks the death anniversary of the former slained prime minister, foreign Minister, ‘Quaid-e-Awam’ Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto. He was hanged`40 years, which turned out to be the ‘judicial murder’ later confessed by the head judge. Bhutto rose to the prominence in General Ayub Khan’s military rule, as the former resigned from the latter's cabinet on differences in Tashkent...

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Shab-e Miraj: The Night of ascension being observed across the country

KARACHI: Shab-e-Miraj-un-Nabi (Peace Be Upon Him) is being observed across the country tonight with religious fervour, great respect. Shab-e-Miraj, (night of ascension) is a glorious night, marking the Isra and Meraj of Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) when he was taken from Makkah to Al-Haram-Al-Sharif (also known as the Temple Mount) and was then taken to heaven on the...

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World Autism Awareness Day: PM Khan assures parents, teachers about welfare of persons with Autism

ISLAMABAD: On Tuesday, Prime Minister Imran Khan  in a message on World Autism Awareness day said that the world must recognize immense potential of persons with Autism. Today on #WorldAutismAwarenessDay there is global recognition not only of Autism but also the immense potential of persons with Autism. I want to assure parents & teachers we will have a policy that...

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Pope criticizes building walls to keep migrants out

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE: Pope Francis said Sunday political leaders who want walls and other barriers to keep migrants out “will end up becoming prisoners of the walls they build”. The pope made his comments to reporters aboard the plane returning from Morocco in response to a question about migration in general and about US President Donald Trump’s threat to...

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