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Lahore empties as outsiders leave for Eid

Lahore empties as outsiders leave for Eid

LAHORE:The mass exodus emptied the provincial capital as according to an estimate over three million people belonging to different parts of the province left to celebrate Eidul Azha with their families at their respective home towns, on Tuesday.
Almost half of the people living in Lahore belong to other districts and they all try to celebrate Eid with their families. Lahore’s total population is about 9 million and when over three million returned to homes, the city traffic took

And when Eid was only a night away…

LAHORE: Even soaring prices could not harness the joy of the public as markets were crowded with chattering men and women and giggling children. ‘Chaand Raat’ as always had people rushing in and out of malls, and arcades of Gulberg and Defence, while the narrow streets of places like Icchra and Anarkali were never deserted even for one second.
Hawkers cried out with good bargains for busy haggling women, while their husbands admired themselves proudly in shop mirrors,

2 local films too few to revive cinema this Eid

LAHORE: Cinema lovers across the city have been left disappointed with the country’s film industry as only two Punjabi films will be up for showing on the occasion of Eidul Azha.
Movie aficionados criticised local film directors and producers for falsely claiming that Lollywood had seen a revival when but they (producers) had yet again failed to provide cinematic entertainment for people. Many people openly expressed their disappointment and stated that they would instead prefer

Islamabad prepares for Eid despite floods and inflation

ISLAMABAD: Shoppers were seen thronging markets throughout the capital, proving all gloomy prophecies predicting that the buyers would stay away from the markets because of an increased inflation rate and the floods wrong.
A day before the festival of Eidul Azha, a large number of women flocked to the markets to buy bangles, clothes and shoes for their kids and themselves.
Jinnah Super, Super Market, Karachi Company, G-10 Markaz and Aabpara Market were amongst those which

KSE subdued before Eid

KARACHI: The Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) was range-bound on Monday as investors remained on the sidelines ahead of the Eid holidays and also amid proposed increases in taxation.
However, news about the surprise package likely to be announced by the US, kept hopes alive and lifted spirits. The benchmark KSE-100 Index went up by 36 points to close at the 10,909 level.
Even though expectations of a waiver of Pakistan’s debt seem far-fetched, the remote possibility also had a

Citizens irked by poor transport facilities on Eid

LAHORE: The situation of the transport sector of Lahore worsens when Eid is approaching. On the main arteries of the city, there is bumper to bumper traffic.
Rickshaws and cars cause traffic issues opposite bus stations. During the past couple of days, especially the weekend, roads in Lahore, mostly those that lead to the exit points, show Daewoo buses, filled with laughing people excited to return to their villages for Eid.
But things are not going well despite the

Prices of cattle expected to fall just before Eid

LAHORE: The prices of sacrificial animals in the city’s nine cattle markets are expected to fall before Eid night, Pakistan Today has learnt.
The high prices and refusal of vendors to change price has kept cattle buyers way.
The result of this pattern has been that cattle sellers are increasingly desperate to sell off their cattle. The buyer abstention this year appears to have come as a surprise.
With sellers from outside Lahore want to go back to their homes before

Private employees forced to work on Eid without bonuses

LAHORE: Thousands of workers of private companies sacrifice their joy of celebrating Eidul Azha for the sake of their jobs without getting any bonus and compensation in return, Pakistan Today has learnt.
People working at bakeries, hotels, restaurants, petrol pumps and playlands have expressed their concerns over the inhuman attitude of their employees who forced them to work on festive occasions by openly violating labour laws.
Most of these workers belong to areas

Rescue 1122 to provide round-the-clock services during Eid

LAHORE: Punjab Emergency Service Rescue 1122 Director General Dr Rizwan Naseer held an emergency preparedness meeting on Monday to review the arrangements made on the occasion of Eidul Azha in all cities of Punjab including Lahore, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi, Multan, Gujranwala, Sargodha, Bahawalpur, Dera Ghazi Khan, Sahiwal, Sialkot, Rahim Yar Khan, Jhang, Toba Tek Singh, Muzzaffargarh, Rajanpur, Mianwali, Pakpattan, Kasur, Gujrat, Bahawalnagar, Jehlum, Attock, Khanewal, Vehari, Chakwal,

NO homecoming – Out-of-town students to stay for Eid

LAHORE: Despite the fact that all educational institutions in Lahore would be closing from today (Monday) for Eid holidays, a large number of foreign students residing at hostels and students from Gilgit Baltistan and other areas of the country would not be going to their hometowns for celebrating the event, Pakistan Today has learnt.
Long traveling distances, short holidays and examinations right after Eid were the main reasons, which had forced these students to celebrate the

Police pull up socks ahead of Eid

LAHORE: Lahore Police has decided to continue with the strategy of deploying extra security personnel at sensitive places instead of adopting any scientific method to prevent terrorist attacks on Eidul Azha, Pakistan Today has learnt.
Around 10,000 policemen including Elite Force commandoes would be deployed to protect sensitive places including mosques, imambargahs, parks and bazaars. In order to chalk out a comprehensive security strategy for Eid, Lahore Police officials held a

JCP to nominate 2 SC, 40 high court judges after Eid

ISLAMABAD: The third meeting of the Judicial Commission of Pakistan (JCP) is expected to be held just after Eidul Azha holidays to nominate two Supreme Court judges and 40 high courts, including the Islamabad High Court chief justice.
According to sources in the JCP, the meeting would discuss nominations for two SC judges to replace Justice Rahmat Hussain Jafferi, who will be attaining the age of superannuation on November 20 and Justice Chaudhry Ijaz Ahmed, who retired on May 5

Zilhaj moon sighted, Eid on 17th

ISLAMABAD: The moon of Zilhaj has been sighted and Eidul Azha will be celebrated in Pakistan on November on November 17, Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Chairman Mufti Munibur Rehman announced on Sunday.
The meeting of the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee was held in the Committee Room of the Ministry of Religious Affairs. Zonal committee meetings were also held across the country and information about the position of moon was conveyed to the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee chairman.

No Eid at home for many as roads still under water

KARACHI: The Sindh government has so far failed to restore several road links that connect villages and towns to major cities of the province in the aftermath of the floods, which means that many people will be unable to reach their native areas to celebrate the forthcoming Eidul Azha.
On the right of the Indus River, from Kashmore to Thatta, dozens of major towns like Khairpur Nathan Shah, Shahdadkot, Qubo Saeed Khan, Mehar, Johi, Sujawal and Sehwan as well as the suburbs of