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No more Saturdays off for officers working in the Pakistan Railways

Railways workers say they never had Saturday off in the first place; the day off was only for high-level ministerial staff

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Ramazan to commence on Saturday: Mufti Popalzai

PESHAWAR: Mufti Shahabuddin Popalzi, a controversial cleric from Peshawar’s Masjid Qasim Khan, has announced that Saturday, May 27, will be the start of holy month of Ramazan in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Addressing a press conference here on Friday, Mufti Popalzai said he has received enough evidence of the Ramazan crescent being sighted in Peshawar and its…

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News about Nisar-Zardari contact baseless: Interior Ministry

ISLAMABAD: Interior Ministry on Friday said media reports about the contact between Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and former President Asif Ali Zardari were baseless. According to an interior ministry spokesman, Chaudhry Nisar had not made any contact with Asif Zardari. Regarding the postponement of the press conference which was scheduled to be held…

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All set for Punjab, Sindh LB polls; voting on Saturday

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is finalizing arrangements for first phase of local bodies elections scheduled to be held on Oct 31 in 12 districts of Punjab and eight districts of Sindh, Samaa reported Friday. Nearly 25 million voters in both the provinces will elect their municipal representatives in three phases. According to…

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1st phase of LB polls begins Saturday

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is all set for first phase of local bodies elections scheduled on Oct 31 in 12 districts of Punjab and eight districts of Sindh. Watch this report.

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Turkish president due in Pakistan on Saturday

ISLAMABAD: Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his way back from Indonesia would make a stopover at Islamabad on Saturday and would meet Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif. Both the leaders will hold discussions on enhancement of bilateral relations, on global and international issues of mutual interest, a Foreign Office statement said on Friday. This would…

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Pakistan celebrates Eid-ul-Fitr Saturday

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani Muslims would celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr tomorrow (Saturday) July 18, 2015 as Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Friday evening not only spotted it on the horizon but also received credible (eyewitness) testimonies of sighting the crescent, which marks the start of Shawwal. Chaired by Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman, the body of clerics, which is tasked with the officiation of the…

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'Eid-ul-Fitr to fall on Saturday'

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan meteorological department on Thursday said that Eid-ul-Fitr is likely to fall on Saturday, July 18. In a statement issued by MET department, it said that there are high chances of spotting the moon on Friday night. The duration of sighting moon in Balochistan and Sindh is 37 hours while the normal duration is 31…

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Shab-e-Miraj to be observed on Saturday

ISLAMABAD: Shab-e-Miraj-un-Nabi (Peace Be Upon Him) would be  observed across the country on Saturday night with religious fervor, great respect and devotion. The Muslims every year on (Rajab-ul-Mirajab 26) the night of 27th of Rajab (Islamic calendar), observe Shab-e-Miraj in which the Holy Prophet (PBUH) went on a special journey to meet Allah Almighty, crossing…

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LB elections in cantonment boards Saturday

KARACHI: After 17 years, local bodies elections in all 42 cantonment boards of the country are going to be held tomorrow (Saturday), Samaa reported. According to Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), all arrangements have been finalized for holding of free and fair election being held on party basis. Ministry of Interior has announced holiday in…

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MWM to shut down Sindh Saturday

KARACHI:  Majlis-e-Wahdatul Muslimeen (MWM) will shut down Sindh on Saturday to protest against the government for it totally failed not only to fend off the Shikarpur attack but also spin into action in its wake catapulting the death toll to 60, Samaa reported. Earlier, Leaders of the MWM had announced three-day nationwide mourning to condole the…

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Sindh to observe 'mourning day' tomorrow: CM

KARACHI: Chief Minister Sindh, Syed Qaim Ali Shah has declared Saturday as a ‘day of mourning’ to condole the tragic deaths of worshippers who were killed in a deadly terrorist attack on an Imambargah in Shikarpur, Samaa reported. In a statement issued here this evening he said it was a humble attempt to express sympathy…

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4-month CNG closure in Punjab from Saturday

ISLAMABAD: Under the government’s load-management plan, the CNG supply to filling stations and industries of Punjab is going to be suspended for four months from Nov 15, Samaa reported Thursday. According to Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL), the decision has been taken to ensure smooth gas supply to domestic and commercial consumers. Due to…

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Sindh govt announces public holiday Saturday

KARACHI: Sindh government Friday announced public holiday across the province on Saturday in wake of Urs of Abdullah Shah Ghazi.It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistan People’s Party rally will be also held in Karachi near Quaid-e-Azam Mausoleum. -Samaa

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MQM to protest against PTI on Saturday

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement leader Khushbakht Shujaat has announced that her party workers would stage protest demonstration on Saturday against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) for opposing new administrative units in Sindh. Addressing a press conference here Friday, the MQM leader said that her party workers will hold demonstration at Teen Talwar roundabout in Karachi. Earlier, senior…

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Nisar turns down PM’s request to cancel Saturday’s presser

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today made an unsuccessful attempt to persuade infuriated Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar to cancel his Saturday’s presser in response to Aitzaz Ahsan’s fiery speech. According to sources, the meeting between Prime Minister Sharif and Interior Minister continued for more than three hours. The prime minister requested his senior party leader…

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Star-studded super Saturday at Salzburg Festival

SALZBURG: The struggling Salzburg Festival is set Saturday for its cultural and commercial highlight of the year with an eagerly awaited new production of Verdi's opera “Il Trovatore”, 2014's hot ticket. Featuring the world-famous Placido Domingo, now more a baritone than tenor at 73, and Russian soprano sensation Anna Netrebko, demand for the premiere outstripped…

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Saudi Crown Prince to arrive in Pakistan on Saturday

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: Saudi Crown Prince, Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud, will arrive in Pakistan on Saturday on three-day visit aimed at strengthening Riyadh-Islamabad cooperation in diverse fields, SAMAA reported.According the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Crown Prince’s visit is of special significance since it would be his first visit to Pakistan after assuming this position….

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Karachi operation: Nisar to meet Sindh CM, Governor on Saturday

Staff ReportKARACHI: Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ahmed is expected to meet Sindh Governor Dr Ishrat ul Ebad and Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah on coming Saturday to discuss ongoing Karachi operation, SAMAA reports on Thursday.Sources said that the government is thinking to form a monitoring committee to look into the operations. A retired judge…

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Pakistan to free Mulla Baradar on Saturday: FO

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan announced Friday that it would release Taliban number 2 Mulla Baradar on Saturday to facilitate Afghan peace process. According to the Foreign Office, the detained Taliban leader would be freed tomorrow. Baradar was captured in Pakistan in 2010 and has since emerged as a figure who Afghanistan and Pakistan believe could help to…

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Mumbai attack: Pak Judicial Commission to leave for India Saturday

Staff ReportNEW DELHI: India has issued a new schedule of the visit of Pakistan Judicial Commission in Mumbai attack case. The commission will cross-examine four witnesses of the incident, SAMAA reported.According to the new schedule‚ sources said, the 8-member Judicial Commission will leave for India through Wagha border on Saturday, 21st September.The commission will cross…

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