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Angelina Jolie calls for focus on conflict prevention

Hollywood star Angelina Jolie called Sunday for a larger focus on conflict prevention rather than responding to its repercussions, during a visit to Iraq with the UN refugee agency. “I hope that we can find the strength to find a better way forward together: so that we move into a new era of preventing conflict…

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Bodies of young men who drowned at Sandspit beach recovered

The bodies of two youngsters who drowned at Sandspit beach on Sunday were recovered Monday morning. Eighteen-year-old Faraz and 22-year-old Osama had gone swimming at Sandspit on the second day of Eid-ul-Fitr. Faraz’s body was recovered on Sunday while Osama’s body was found on Monday. Both were residents of Nazimabad. Faraz’s sister was supposed to…

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Shehbaz Sharif leaves for London to visit Kulsoom Nawaz

Former chief minister of Punjab Shehbaz Sharif left for London Saturday morning to visit his ailing sister-in-law Begum Kulsoom Nawaz. “Leaving for UK shortly to inquire after my Bhabi’s health,” he tweeted on Saturday morning. “She is in ICU and needs your prayers.” He also wished the nation Eid Mubarak. The president of Pakistan Muslim…

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Eid-ul-Fitr being celebrated across Pakistan with religious zeal

Eid-ul-Fitr is being celebrated with religious zeal and fervor across the country on Saturday. Congregations are being held at mosques and eidgahs in all major cities and towns. Ulemas are highlighting the significance and philosophy of Eid-ul-Fitr in their sermons. Special prayers are being offered for the progress and prosperity of the country and welfare…

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Afghan Taliban break new ground with surprise Eid ceasefire

The Afghan Taliban on Saturday announced a surprise three-day ceasefire over the Eid holiday in the middle of June, their first offer of its kind, following a ceasefire announced by the government on Thursday. The militants said foreign forces would be excluded from the ceasefire and that operations against them would continue. They also said…

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Second teaser of Parwaaz Hai Junoon is out

KARACHI: The second teaser of upcoming movie Parwaaz Hai Junoon has been released. It showcases the breath-taking visuals of the Nasbat valley where young Pakistan Air Force cadets are training. Ahad Raza Mir is shown as a cadet who wants to conquer the world and has never learned to fail. The teaser features Shafaat Ali…

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Parwaaz Hai Junoon’s first teaser released

The first teaser of the much anticipated film “Parwaaz Hai Junoon,” a glorious tribute to the Pakistani Air force. The teaser is filled with patriotism, enthusiasm and adventure. Showcasing Hamza Ali Abbasi as a fighter pilot for whom speed is an adventure. He plays the role of a young officer who always inspires his co-pilots…

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Death toll of Ahmedpur Sharkia oil tanker tragedy reaches 189

NEWS DESK The death toll of Ahmedpur Sharkia oil tanker fire incident rose to 189 on Friday, Samaa reported. An overturned oil tanker exploded in a huge fireball in Bahawalpur on Sunday, killing at least 189 people and injuring scores as crowds scavenging for fuel. The horrific early morning tragedy came hours before Pakistan was due…

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CCTV of Lahore robbery on Eid day

A CCTV footage of robbery surfaced showing the dacoits mugged a family at gunpoint and fled. However, the personnel of Dolphin Force chased them and gunned them down in an armed encounter. Watch in this video report.

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Army Chief General Bajwa reaches Parachinar

PARACHINAR: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has reached Parachinar on Friday morning to offer condolences to the bereaved families of victims of terrorist attack some days back in the run up to Eid-ul-Fitr. On the occasion, he was briefed about the security situation in the area, according to a statement issued…

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WATCH: CJ LHC celebrates Eid with prisoners

Chief Justice of Lahore High Court (LHC) Justice Mansoor Ali Shah celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr with inmates at Adiyala Jail and also gave them gifts on the occasion.

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Video: Gul Panra releases new song on Eid-ul-Fitr

Pakistani pop singer Gul Panra released a new song on the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.

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Pakistani celebrities felicitate Eid-ul-Fitr wishes

Eid-ul-Fitr is being celebrated across the world with religious fervour and zeal and faithful are felicitating the Ummah on the auspicious occasion. Pakistani celebrities also took to the micro-blogging website to wish everyone Happy Eid Mubarak. Eid Mubarak to all celebrating.. lots of love x pic.twitter.com/kTqlvRxEff — Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) June 26, 2017 Eid Mubarak…

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PM stresses for unity to foil anti-state elements’ designs

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharifhas stressed upon promotion of unity to adequately foil nefarious designs of those elements who were trying to sow seeds of discord in society and destabilize Pakistan. He said the nation had to unite to fight political and religious extremism, terrorism and forces of strife. In his message on the…

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Pakistan to celebrate Eid ul Fitr on Monday

KARACHI: Monday, June 26, is the first day of Eid al Fitr in Pakistan as the crescent of Shawwal has been sighted in many parts of Punjab and Sindh, officials said. “Shawwal’s crescent has been sighted in Lahore, Faisalabad, Multan, Dera Ghazi Khan, Badin, Pakpattan, Kasur, Bahwalpur, Hyderabad, Sukkur, Rohri, Naushero Feroze, Nawabshah, Sanghar, Mandi…

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Ruet-e-Hilal committee meets today for Eid moon sighting

PESHAWAR: Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee will meet in Islamabad on Sunday for sighting of Shawwal moon. Committee Chairman Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman will chair the meeting. According to Ministry of Religious Affairs, the meeting will be held at Administrator (Auqaf) office in Peshawar. The meetings of Zonal and District Ruet-e-Hilal Committees will be held at their respective headquarters…

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Video: Asfandyar Wali doesn’t spare PTI on Eid

Eid-ul-Fitr is being celebrated in Charsadda with religious zeals. Special prayers were held for the Muslim Ummah and the country. Awami National Party Asfandyar Wali criticized Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) during Eid prayers stating that whoever is not a part of the party is termed a corrupt figure.

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WATCH: Eid shopping in United Kingdom

Eid shopping was at its peak in the United Kingdom as women bought jewellery and applied henna (mehendi) to celebrate the festive season

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Assad leads Eid prayers in rare appearance outside Damascus

DAMASCUS: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad led Eid-ul-Fitr prayers in the central city of Hama on Sunday, appearing in public outside the capital for the first time in a year. Assad’s office published images of him praying inside the brightly-lit Al-Nuri mosque at dawn on Sunday before greeting worshippers outside. He was flanked by Islamic Endowments…

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Eid-ul-Fitr being celebrated in Saudi Arabia, Middle East, Gulf countries today

ISLAMABAD: Eid-ul-Fitr is being celebrated in Saudi Arabia, Middle East and Gulf countries on Sunday with religious fervour. According to a private news channel, the special day started with Eid prayers in Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Jordan, Palestine and other Gulf countries whereas the crescent of Shawwal was not sighted…

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Trump greets Muslims on Eid-ul-Fitr, but no celebration at White House

WASHINGTON: President Trump and the First Lady extended their best wishes to all Muslims celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr to mark the end of holy fasting month of Ramadan, but the White House has likely ended a long tradition of celebrating it, a Washington Post report said on Saturday. “Muslims in the United States joined those around the…

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