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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 — 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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Masjid Qasim Ali Khan: Eid moon sighted

PESHAWAR: Clerics at Peshawar’s Masjid Qasim Ali Khan announced that Sunday, June 25, would be the first day of Eid ul Fitr. The non-official moon sighting committee of the mosque held a meeting in Peshawar and claimed receiving dozens of testimonies regarding sighting of the Shawwal’s moon. Every year Mufti Shahbuddin Popalzai heads the committee…

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Eid al Fitr moon sighted in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: Sunday is the first day of Eid ul Fitr as the crescent of Shawwal has been sighted in Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states, Arab media reported. “Sunday, June 25, is the first day of Eid Al-Fitr in Saudi Arabia” the Supreme Court announced, in a statement. Shawwal’s crescent moon was sighted on Saturday…

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Karachi traders disappointed with Eid season

Traders in Karachi voiced dismay saying this Eid season is the most dismal and disappointing. The traders said the business of Eid season has never been so dampened in Karachi during the last 25 years. More in Shayan Saleem’s video report.

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Inter-city buses fares raised ahead of Eid

The travellers, who want to spend festive days of Eid-ul-Fitr with their families, are having to pay extra fares to the inter-cities buses. Watch Sibt-e-Hassan’s video report from Karachi.

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Unfortunately, two Eids likely this year

All efforts by government and the central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee fell flat as the management of Peshawar’s Masjid Qasim Khan declined to see eye to eye on a joint meeting for moon-sighting for Shawwal. Hence, this time round, two Eids will be observed in the country, unfortunately. More in this report.

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Video: Eid shopping in Karachi

    Eid is drawing near as Muslims are observing the last Ashra of the holy month of Ramazan. The shoppers especially women have thronged the markets in Karachi looking for the matching articles for them. Watch Shahla in a Karachi market.

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Video: Eid shopping in Britain

Muslims living in United Kingdom are preparing for Eid-ul-Fitr. The desi markets are full of shoppers looking for new jewelry and dresses.  Watch Eid frenzy in this video report.

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