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Two friends drown at Karachi’s Sandspit beach

A friends’ picnic turned into a tragedy after two friends drowned at the Sandspit beach. Two students from Karachi, Osama, 22, and Faraz,18, had gone to the beach to enjoy the second day of Eid with their friends on Sunday morning. Rescue workers are still looking for their bodies. The families of victims expressed dissatisfaction…

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Blast in eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar kills 10: official

An explosion outside the governor’s office in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar killed 10 people on Sunday and wounded 30, a security official said. No one immediately claimed responsibility. A car bomb killed 36 people in Nangarhar on Saturday, an attack claimed by Islamic State. The Afghan Taliban separately ruled out an extension to…

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Parents-to-be Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik share Eid photos

Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik are expecting their first baby. The couple shared Eid photos on Instagram and Twitter. Malik posted a picture on Instagram with his wife, captioned: “Eid Mubarak”. “Eid Mubarak from our family to yours 🤗🤗🤗 @anammirza @realshoaibmalik,” Mirza wrote while sharing a family photo. Eid Mubarak from our family to yours…

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Car bomb kills 20 during Eid ceasefire in east Afghanistan

A car bomb killed at least 20 people on Saturday at a gathering of Taliban and Afghan armed forces in the eastern city of Nangarhar, an official said, as soldiers and militants elsewhere in the country celebrated an unprecedented ceasefire. Dozens of unarmed Taliban militants had earlier entered the Afghan capital and other cities to…

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Eid brings blessings and rain to Karachi

Nature seems to have saved an Eid gift for Karachi. According to the Met Office, the hot spell ends in Karachi from Friday. Parts of the city experienced drizzle early Friday morning. The weather is likely to be cloudy and pleasant on all three Eid days. Weather will remain cloudy throughout Friday. Maximum temperature will…

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Muslims celebrate Eidul Fitr in different parts of the world

Muslims in many parts of the world celebrated Eidul Fitr on Friday. Eid is observed a day after the Shawwal moon is sighted, marking the end of the holy month of Ramazan. The Shawwal moon was seen in Saudi Arabia on Thursday. A large number of people offered the Eid namaz at the Grand Mosque…

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Shawwal moon not sighted, Pakistan to celebrate Eid on Saturday

Pakistan will celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr on Saturday (June 16) as the Shawwal moon was not sighted anywhere in the country. The meeting of Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee chaired by Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman was held in Karachi on Thursday. Addressing a press conference on Thursday, Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman said the committee did not receive any credible testimony of moon-sighting from…

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UAE to celebrate Eid on Friday

The United Arab Emirates will celebrate Eid tomorrow (Friday) as the Shawwal moon was sighted in Jebel Hafeet, Al Ain, the International Astronomy Center announced on Thursday. According to the Khaleej Times, the crescent was seen using the technique of astronomical imaging, and the moon wasn’t spotted with the naked eye. The final announcement will…

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Unofficial moon sighting body likely to stir controversy in KP

By: Sabir Shah The meeting of provincial Ruet-e-Hilal committee will be held on Thursday in Peshawar for the sighting of Shawwal moon. There are reports that an unofficial moon sighting committee will also meet in Peshawar tomorrow. Majority of the people from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and tribal areas follow the committee’s decisions on moon sighting. Every…

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Central Ruet-e-Hilal committee to look for Eid moon on Thursday

The central Ruet-e-Hilal committee will meet in Karachi on Thursday for Eid moon-sighting. Mufti Muneebur Rehman will chair the meeting. Simultaneous meetings at district level will also take place. Saudi Arabia authorities will also look for the moon on Thursday.

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Eid travel more expensive as interim govt raises petroleum prices

You might want to cut down on your travel plans this Eid as the caretaker government has increased the prices of petrol, diesel and kerosene. According to a notification, the new prices will be in effect until June 30. Petrol will sell for Rs91.96 per litre, which is Rs4.26 more than the previous price. High-speed…

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Video: Children flock to Lahore Zoo to make the most of Eid-ul-Azha

LAHORE: What better way to spend three precious holidays than to visit the zoo? Children in Lahore flocked to the city’s zoo on Sunday in order to make the most of their holidays.  The animals at the zoo were the main focus of attention for mostly children and the adults who accompanied them. Despite the…

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Pakistanis savour delicious meals as Eid-ul-Azha festivities continue

KARACHI: As the second day of Eid-ul-Azha continues on Sunday, Pakistanis continue to feast on meat from sacrificial animals.  Eid-ul-Azha is distinct from other Islamic occasions in the sense that it is all about the spirit of sacrifice and feeding the poor. Also, one savours delicious meat from sacrificial animals with relatives and close friends….

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Watch: Boy breaks down into tears as his goat is sacrificed

A boy broke down to tears as his animal was sacrificed on Eid-ul-Azha.

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Eid ul Azha to be celebrated with religious fervour

KARACHI: Eid ul Azha will be celebrated in Karachi with due religious fervour on Saturday. The Namaz-i-Eid will be offered hundreds of mosques and Imambargahs and other places in the metropolis. The faithfuls would slaughter sacrificial animals in commemoration of the supreme sacrifice of Hazrat Ibrahim (AS). The people continued to purchase the sacrificial animals…

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Eid symbolizes willingness to sacrifice for a cause: Zardari

Islamabad: “Eid-ul-Azha symbolizes the willingness to sacrifice for a cause; let us therefore on this day pledge to live and strive for a cause larger than one’s own self. This has been stated by former President Asif Ali Zardari in his Eid ul Azha message. Mr. Zardari also felicitated the Muslims throughout the world and…

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Bilawal Bhutto felicitates Muslims on Eid ul Azha

KARACHI: Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has felicitated Muslims throughout the world particularly those in Pakistan a blessed and peaceful Eid ul Azha. May the bliss and blessings of Eid ul Azha remain with you, he said in a message on the occasion. “Eid ul Azha is a reiteration to uphold the value of sacrifice…

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Video: Afghan refugees celebrate Eid in Peshawar

In Pakistan, the Eid ul Azha will officially be celebrated on Saturday (Sept. 2); however, a settlement of Afghan refugees in Peshawar and some areas in Charsadda district of KP celebrated Eid today with Saudi Arabia, holding large Eid prayers and sacrificing animals. – Samaa

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Stay healthy on this ‘Meaty Eid’

By Farah Jamil Today, marks the start of Eid ul Adha, the greater of the two Eid celebrations and one of the holiest occasions in the Muslim calendar. On this occasion, Muslims around the world give sacrifice of animals to follow the Sunnah of Hazrat Ibrahim (AS). While for some, Eid ul Azha is all…

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Watch: Bakra Beauty Salon

Watch this report on a unique beauty salon that offers services for sacrificial goats.

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