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Eid-Milad-un-Nabi (SAWS) on Wed., 21st Nov.

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Ruet-e-Hilal Committee to meet today

KARACHI: Following a meeting held here today the Chairman Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman has announced that Rabbiul Awwal moon has not been sighted in any part of the country.

Hence the Eid-Milad-un-Nabi (SAWS) will be celebrated on Wednesday the 21st of November. Scholars from all schools of thought, committee members and officials – including astronomical experts – of the Meteorological Department attended the huddle.

Meanwhile, Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain has said today that Pakistan Television and Radio Pakistan had arranged special programmes including Qirat and Na’at to celebrate Eid Milad-un-Nabi (PBUH) with religious fervor and enthusiasm.
Speaking in the first meeting of organizing committee of Rehmatul Lil Alameen Conference at Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, he said that Seerat of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) would be highlighted during the programmes.
The meeting, chaired by Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Dr. Noor-ul-Haq Qadri discussed various proposals and strategies to make Eid Milad-un-Nabi (PBUH) preparations more coordinated and effective.
The meeting was attended by Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan, Special Assistant to Prime Minister Iftikhar Durrani and Senator Faisal Javed.
Chaudhry Fawad said that the special coverage of various Milad-un-Nabi (PBUH) processions would be ensured in different cities. “Every Muslim is duty bound to defend the honor and dignity of the Holy Muhammad (PBUH),” the minister said.
Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said the veracity and rightness of the complete code of life taught by Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) were proved true with each passing day.
Dr. Noor-ul-Haq Qadri said that Eid Milad-un-Nabi would be celebrated across the country with religious zeal and enthusiasm and the government would arrange the programmes in which various aspects of the life and Seerah of Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) would be highlighted.
He said that Rabi-ul-Awwal is the sacred month in which the ministry was going to organize an International Seerat Conference in the federal capital. The main aim of holding the conference was to highlight the different aspects of the life of Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) including His character and traditions set by Him.

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Sindh government seeks early release of dues worth Rs.90 billion

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KARACHI: Advisor to Sindh Chief Minister for information, law and Anti Corruption, Barrister Murtaza Wahab here on Wednesday urged federal government to release province’s outstanding dues worth Rs.90 billion.

Briefing the media about the details of the media chaired by Chief Minister, Syed Murad Ali Shah, he said meeting was particularly  focused on Karachi.

To a query, he said the repeated claims of Rs. 50 billion Karachi Development Package must not be used as a tool to create division among the people of Sindh.

“Dues of the province with regard to the services it provides and resources it shares must be duly cleared without any unnecessary delay,” he reiterated.

The adviser to the Sindh CM Emphasized that constitutional rights of  the province must be respected.

The meeting was attended by IGP – Sindh, Syed Kalim Imam, Karachi  Commissioner and other senior officials of concerned departments who discussed  law and order situation in the provincial capital.

CM Murad Ali Shah on the occasion was said to had advised Sindh police chief to refrain from issuing policy statements with out taking the government into confidence.

This was registered to cause confusion among the citizens and also sent wrong message with regard to implementation of law.

According to Wahab, the Chief Minister particularly directed the police chief to develop fool proof security plan for series of international events scheduled for current year, in the metropolis.

The events were said to include naval exercise, trade fairs, PSL league matches etc.

Barrister Murtaza Wahab said room for improvement always exists, yet peace in Karachi as well as in other cities of Sindh during 2018  has restored the confidence of international community which must not be overlooked.

 

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2019 to annihilate terrorism,extremism from the country: PUC chief

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ISLAMABAD: The year 2019 will mark annihilation of terrorism, extremism and sectarian violence from Pakistan, said Hafiz Muhammad Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi, Chairman Pakistan Ulema Council while talking to media here Tuesday.

Hafiz Tahir Ashrafi announced that Ulema-Mashaykh Paigham e Islam Conventions will be held all over the country from January 17 adding that 4th International Message of Islam Conference will be held on March 3, 2019 at Convention Center Islamabad, in which leading Islamic scholars from Pakistan and all over Muslim world will participate.

The Conference, he said is aimed to devise a cohesive mechanism on prevailing challenges of Muslim world, said Hafiz Tahir Ashrafi.

He also added that Dar-ul-Afta Pakistan will start functioning in Lahore from March 2019.

The people of Pakistan and Pak-Force have been rendering enormous sacrifices to annihilate menace of terrorism and extremism from Pakistan, said Hafiz Tahir Ashrafi adding that Muslim Ummah has been facing challenges all over the world and prevailing scenario of crisis could only be settled with unity of Muslim world.

Ashrafi said the foundation of Muslims’ unity lies in the belief of Oneness of Allah, belief in the finality of Prophethood, loyalty with caliphs and ‘Ahl e Baith’ and commitment for defence and stability of Harmain Al Sharifain.

Pakistan Ulema Council since its inception, has been raising voice for unity of Muslim Ummah and to contain the elements misleading the Muslim youths with baseless propaganda, said Hafiz Tahir Ashrafi.

He said that Pakistan Ulema Council is all set to host Ulema-Mashaykh Paigham e Islam Conventions all over the country in the months of January and February.

He also added that 4th International Message of Islam Conference will be held on 3rd March 2019 at Convention Center Islamabad, in which 5000 leading Islamic scholars from Pakistan and all over the Muslim world are participating.

 

 

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Some elements creating hurdles in creation of South Punjab province: Qureshi

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MULTAN: Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi Tuesday said some elements were creating complications and hurdles in the establishment of South Punjab province by dividing the people.

Multan, he said, was emerging as a hub of business activities in South Punjab and with the establishment of a new province, trade would further enhance in the region. The city had become another big centre of media after Lahore, he added.

The foreign minister was speaking as chief guest at a ceremony held here in honour of the newly appointed Vice Chancellor of Bahauddin Zakariya University(BZU) Prof Dr Tariq Mahmood Ansari by All Pakistan Anjuman-e-Tajran.

The minister said he was personally in favour of only one province in south Punjab. Currently, no one should think of two or more provinces, however, in future, the number of provinces could be enhanced, he added.

Qureshi said he presented the case of South Punjab province in the meetings of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf with reference to regional statistics, population of the area, good governance and devolution of powers.

The Indian Punjab was smaller than Pakistan’s Punjab, but they (India) carved out three provinces from it.

The Pakistani Punjab was even bigger than many European countries, he added.

The establishment of South Punjab province, he said, would further strengthen the federation.

Qureshi he said small provinces had also complaints against Punjab.

Politicians like Wali Khan, Bizenjo, Bugti and Mengal had always voiced that Punjab was dominating the country’s politics. If reviewed on merit and logic, the creation of South Punjab province was inevitable now, he added.

 

 

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