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Eidul Azha on June 17 as Zilhajj moon sighted in Pakistan

Eidul Azha on June 17 as Zilhajj moon sighted in Pakistan

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Eidul Azha on June 17 as Zilhajj moon sighted in Pakistan

The Zilhajj moon in Pakistan has been sighted, marking the beginning of the last Islamic month.

It means people in Pakistan will celebrate Eidul Azha on June 17 (Monday).

The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, headed by chairman Maulana Syed Abdul Khabir Azad, presided over the meeting. The committee sat for a couple of hours and after gathering evidence, announced the onset of the new month.

The Zilhajj moon was sighted in Saudi Arabia a day earlier and the Muslim country will celebrate Eidul Azha on June 16. According to Saudi authorities, the first day of Zilhajj falls on June 7 (Friday).

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Eid forecast for Pakistan

In keeping with the tradition, the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) predicted a few days earlier that Eidul Azha was likely to be celebrated on June 17 (Monday).

According to the Climate Data Processing Centre, the moon of Zilhajj is most likely to be sighted on June 7 (Friday) and Eidul Azha will be on June 17 (Monday).

According to the centre, the moon will rise at 5:38pm on June 6, while the sunset is likely to be at 7:20pm. The moon is likely to be visible for 72 minutes after sunset.

The moon must be 19 hours old to be visible while at the time of sunset, the age of the moon in Karachi will be 26 hours and 8 minutes.

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On Eidul Azha or the day of sacrifice, Muslims follow the Sunnah of Hazrat Ibrahim (A.S) and demonstrate their obedience to Allah by sacrificing an animal.

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Bushra Bibi challenges her likely detention in undisclosed cases

Bushra Bibi challenges her likely detention in undisclosed cases

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Bushra Bibi challenges her likely detention in undisclosed cases

 PTI founder’s wife Bushra Bibi challenged her likely detention in the undisclosed cases in the Lahore High Court (LHC).

Justice Tariq Saleem Shaikh will hear the petition on Tuesday.

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The petitioner’s lawyer said that the details of the cases registered against Bushra Bibi are not being provided. Moreover, the inquiries against Bushra Bibi in anti-corruption, NAB and FIA-related cases are also not being provided, the application said.

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The court should order all the agencies to provide the details of the cases. Moreover, the court should also order to stop Bushra Bibi from being arrested in any hidden case. 

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Cabinet meeting with PTI ban on agenda postponed

Cabinet meeting with PTI ban on agenda postponed

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Cabinet meeting with PTI ban on agenda postponed

A meeting of the federal cabinet to give approval for ban on Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) was postponed on Monday, sources said. 

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif was scheduled to chair the meeting on Tuesday, July 23, when the cabinet members were likely to nod the ban on the political party.

The cabinet was also expected to give approval for pursuing cases under Article 6 of the Constitution against former President Arif Alvi, PTI founder Imran Khan, and Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri.

On July 15, Information Minister Atta Tarar said that the ruling coalition had decided to move for a ban on the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).

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Addressing a press conference, he said the federal government will file a case to ban the PTI. The government would keep the current situation in mind before taking a step in this regard, he added.

“The PTI and the country cannot go together,” he categorically stated.

He claimed that the government was trying to stabilise the country politically and economically, while efforts were being made to thwart its efforts.

Tarar also announced that the PML-N led government has decided to file a review appeal against the decision of the Supreme Court granting reserved seats to the PTI.

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Dar discusses mutual ties with Omani counterpart

Dar discusses mutual ties with Omani counterpart

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Dar discusses mutual ties with Omani counterpart

 Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ishaq Dar and Oman Foreign Minister Syed Badr bin Hamd bin Hamood Al Busaidi have discussed bilateral ties on telephone.

According to Foreign Office, both the leaders condemned the recent terrorist attack on a mosque in Wadi Kabir, Mascat.

Dar reiterated Oman’s full support in combatting terrorism.

The deputy PM lauded Oman’s care for dead and injured Pakistani citizens in the Omani hospitals.

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Both the leaders deliberated on bilateral relationship ranging from political, economic and defence cooperation to public ties.

The two leaders have agreed to exchange delegations between the two countries.

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