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Rohingya mark Eid, one year after Myanmar crisis began

Nearly one million Rohingya Muslims marked Eid al-Adha on Wednesday in the world’s largest refugee camp, almost a year to the day since a brutal military crackdown drove the persecuted minority from Myanmar in huge numbers. Prayers were offered in makeshift mosques across southern Bangladesh to celebrate the Islamic festival of sacrifice as cows were…

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PM, president stress importance of sacrifice in Eid messages

According to Prime Minister Imran Khan, the spirit of sacrifice is of universal importance

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Five killed, seven injured in Mardan in fight on Eid

Police said a fight broke out during the slaughter of animals on Eidul Azha in Mardan

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Pakistanis sacrifice animals as part of Eidul Azha celebrations

Eidul Azha is celebrated to commemorate the sacrifice of Prophet Ibrahim (AS)

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Sindh govt gears up for offal disposal in Karachi

The PPP-led provincial government has finalised its arrangements for the disposal of offal and entrails of thousands of sacrificial animals in Karachi during the Eid days. “We have arranged at least 3,000 vehicles and temporarily hired 5,000 people to dump the remains directly at landfill sites,” Sindh local government minister, Saeed Ghani, told SAMAA TV….

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State Bank issues fresh currency notes on Eid

A total Rs12 billion of lower denomination (upto Rs100) fresh notes have been provided to commercial banks

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Pakistan condemns attacks in Afghanistan on Eid

Taliban rejected on Monday an Afghan government peace offer for a ceasefire

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Afghan Taliban reject government’s ceasefire, kidnap nearly 200 bus passengers

The Taliban rejected on Monday an Afghan government offer of a ceasefire and said they would persist with their attacks, militant commanders said, while insurgents ambushed three buses and nearly 200 passengers traveling for a holiday. Two Taliban commanders said their supreme leader rejected President Ashraf Ghani’s Sunday offer of a three-month ceasefire, beginning with…

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Afghanistan announces Eid ceasefire with Taliban

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday announced a ceasefire with Taliban insurgents from Monday to mark the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday, despite heavy fighting seen over recent days in the central city of Ghazni. “The conditional ceasefire will start tomorrow and it will continue as long as the Taliban preserves and respects it,” he said…

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New notification on Eid holidays is fake: Interior Ministry

The Interior Ministry denies issuing any new notification, extending the Eid-ul-Azha holidays to four days. The notification circulating on the social media is fake, a spokesman for the ministry said. On August 15, the Interior Ministry had announced three public holidays–August 21 to 23–for Eid. The fake notification stated that the government holidays have been…

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Everything you need to know about the Congo virus

Punjab’s health and livestock departments want to prevent the Congo virus from spreading this Eid. In fact, they are taking preventative measures and educating people about the virus. What is the Congo virus? Congo virus is a disease spread by ticks. It causes haemorrhagic fevers and has a fatality rate of between 10% and 40%,…

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Ruet-e-Hilal committee to meet in Karachi for Zil Hajj moon sighting

If the Ruet-e-Hilal committee sees the Zil Hajj crescent on Sunday, Eidul Azha will fall on Wednesday, August 22

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Watch: You could win a sacrificial animal in a lucky draw at this Karachi store

An electronics store in Karachi has come up with a new scheme to attract customers — buy a fridge or deep freezer and you may be eligible for a free sacrificial animal! The shop is having a ballot to give out free animals ahead of Eid.

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This Eid sacrificial animals will be taxed twice in Malir

Cattle traders now have to pay tax to bring sacrificial animals into Karachi this Eid as well as when they take them to the cattle market. The Malir District Municipal Corporation has imposed another tax on sacrificial animals, reported SAMAA TV correspondent Ashaf Khan. Cattle owners have to pay Rs250 for cows and Rs120 for goats….

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Good news for govt employees and pensioners: you’ll be paid early this month

The caretaker government has decided that all government employees and pensioners will be paid before Eid. All government departments and institutions have been directed to comply with this and release the salaries and pensions by August 17. Eid is expected to be on August 21 or 22. The treasury department has sent a circular to…

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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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