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Eid on same day…think again!

The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee (CRHC) and Jamia Masjid Qasim Ali Khan Peshawar could not agree on starting the holy month of Ramadan and hence celebrating Eid on the same day. A meeting

Eid Milad-un-Nabi celebrated with religious fervour

MURIDKE – The faithful celebrated Eid Milad-un-Nabi with religious reverence and fervour to lead their lives in the light of the principles laid down by Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). The day dawned with special prayers for development, safety and peace in the country and for unity and brotherhood among the Muslims.
It was a public holiday and special security arrangements were made to maintain law and order across tehsil Muridke. All important buildings, residential plazas,

Eid Miladun Nabi celebrated with religious fervour

LAHORE – The Eid Miladun Nabi was celebrated in the provincial metropolis on Wednesday with religious fervour. Mosques, bazaars, shopping malls, markets, houses and all major government and private buildings were fully decorated for the occasion. The day began with special prayers for development and progress of the country.
A large number of Milad processions and rallies were taken out from various parts of the city. Naat and recitation competitions were also organised on the

CTO lauds wardens’ ‘good show’ on Eid Miladun Nabi

LAHORE – Lahore Chief Traffic Officer (CTO) Captain (r) Mobin on Thursday appreciated the performance of traffic wardens on the Eid Miladun Nabi to ensure smooth traffic flow. Around 450 policemen including seven deputy superintendents of police (DSP), 20 inspectors and 410 traffic wardens were deployed on various points in the provincial capital.
The CTO said that four special squads were constituted and wardens directed to show professional attitude and ensure smooth traffic

Eid Milad un Nabi celebrations

LAHORE – Eid Milad un Nabi is set to be celebrated with enthusiasm and solemnity today (Wednesday). Special activities including reciting of the Holy Quran, Mehfil-i-Naat and special prayers have been arranged. Several hundred processions will be taken out in the city to mark the birthday of The Holy Prophet (PBUH).
The provincial metropolis wore a festive look on Tuesday, as thousands of devotees in their respective areas remained busy to decorate and illuminate mosques,

Eid – Police say they are ready and able

LAHORE – The Lahore Police have taken measures to ensure foolproof security on the Eid Miladun Nabi to avoid any untoward incident in the provincial metropolis. Police have deployed around 1,000 policemen to perform duty on routes of processions, at and around sensitive and important installations while 1,600 Mujahid Squad officials and 25 Elite Force vehicles will patrol the streets.
The City Traffic Police have also chalked out a traffic plan and deployed around 500 traffic

Electricity for Eid Miladun Nabi?

LAHORE – Pakistan Electric Power Company (PEPCO) will do its best to curtail load-shedding on Eid Milladun Nabi, said PEPCO Energy and Management Conservation (EMC) Director General Muhammad Khalid, while addressing a press conference on Tuesday. He said PEPCO had instructed the distribution companies to take action against electricity pilferers during the Eid Miladun Nabi.
He said fancy lights had increased load by around 200 megawatt. He promised that load-shedding would not

All set to celebrate Eid Milad with reverence, fervour

DASKA – The people of Daska, Sambrial and Pasrur today have finalised arrangements to celebrate Eid Milad-un-Nabi with great reverence and fervour, renewing the pledge to follow the teachings of the Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH). The day will dawn with special prayers in mosques for development, safety, peace, unity and brotherhood amongst the followers of the holy prophet (PBUH).
Special security arrangements have been made to maintain law and order on this occasion.

8,000 policemen will be on duty for Eid Miladun Nabi

LAHORE – More than 8,000 policemen would perform duty on the Eid Miladun Nabi, Lahore Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Aslam Tareen said on Sunday. He was chairing a meeting of senior police officers at his office, in which security arrangements for the Eid Miladun Nabi were discussed.
The CCPO ordered special surveillance and checking of all hotels and bus and wagon stands to avoid any untoward incident and ensure law and order on the sacred occasion. He directed officers to

Eid Milad-un-Nabi rally held in Sialkot

SIALKOT – Hundreds of students of local seminaries on Sunday took out a rally in connection with Jashn-e-Eid Milad-un-Nabi (PBUH) in the city. The rally passed through all the city main roads and bazaars.
The participants were carrying banners, placards and green flags, welcoming the 12th of Rabi-ul-Awwal. They were also reciting Kalima Tayyaba and Naats on loudspeakers. Jamaat-e-Ahle Sunnah Punjab Amir Allama Qari Khalid Mehmood and other local religious clerics led the rally.

Eid Milad preparations are in full swing

DASKA – Preparations to celebrate Eid Milad-un-Nabi (PBUH) are in full swing and roads as buildings are being decorated with colourful buntings, banners and fancy lights in Daska, Sambrial, Pasrur and Sialkot. The decoration of roads, bazaars, commercial and shopping centres has also been started in the city with big banners and the sale of religious posters is in full swing.
Sweets will also be distributed among the poor on this occasion. Various social, cultural and educational

Jamia Naeemia students take out Eid Miladun Nabi procession

LAHORE – Dressed in immaculately white shalwar kamez and black waist coats, large number of students from Jamia Naeemia took out Eid Miladun Nabi procession on Thursday.
Celebrating Rabi-ul-Awwal, the month of the Prophet’s (PBUH) birthday, students waved green flags and chanted slogans like, ‘Nara-e-Takbeer, Allahu Akbar’ and ‘Nara-e-Risalat, Ya Rasulullah’.
Naat Khawani was an integral part of the procession which started from Jamia Naeemia and concluded at its starting

Salman looks for a hat-trick this Eid

Just as he is in no haste to get married, Salman Khan is as cool as cucumber when it comes to handling any pressure concerning the release of his films. With a cracker of a year in 2010, the ‘Dabangg’ Khan had the cash registers ringing even as his ‘Wanted’ was judged the biggest hit of 2009. Industry is abuzz with rumours that the star might just complete his hatrick at the box office with the Malayalam hit Bodyguard’s Hindi remake ‘My Love Story’.
The season of Eid has worked

Karachi has power on Eid, runs out of water

KARACHI: During the second and third days of Eidul Azha when water is used more than usual to wash away the blood of slaughtered sacrificial animals and other purposes, the Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) reduced 20 million gallons of the city’s water supply.
“Yes, the city faced 20 million gallons water shortage on the second and third days of the Eid because there was a power shutdown at Dhabeji and Gharo pumping stations,” a KWSB official told Pakistan Today on the

Pakistani fans flock to see Bollywood movies this Eid

ISLAMABAD: With biggies like ‘Dabangg’, ‘Golmaal-3’ and ‘Guzaarish’ being screened and no new Urdu film being released, Indian movies were the big draw for Pakistani cineastes on Eid Wednesday with filmmakers admitting that the local industry just could not match up.
Pakistani cinema has been on the decline for several years and the situation this year seemed no different. There are hardly any movies being produced in the national language Urdu, and there are few takers for the