Muslims asked to unite, avoid sectarian, political rift in Hajj sermon (Imam-e-Kaaba :Sheikh Saad bin Nasir)
31-8-2017 : Member of Council of Senior Scholars and an advisor to the Saudi Royal Court, Shiekh Saad bin Nasser, delivered Khutba-e-Hajj at Masjid-e-Nimra on the Arafat Day, as about 2 million Muslims from around the world gathered to perform the Hajj. During his sermon, the cleric touched upon various subjects, imploring the community of Muslims to unite as an Ummah, avoid sectarian rifts and fear Almighty Allah.
Delivering the Hajj sermon, Sheikh Saad bin Nasser said that staying firm and offering prayers were guidelines given by Allah. “Islam has forbidden us from humiliating Muslims and non-Muslims alike. It is binding upon us to fully observe Shariah-stated instructions; a Muslim is obliged to protect those boundaries that Allah has demarcated for him”, Sheikh said. Islam prohibits terrorism, violence, and bloodshed. Media of Muslim world should play role for uniting Ummah.
Delivering the pivotal sermon at Nimra mosque, the cleric encouraged Muslims to practice teachings of Islam in their lives, and refrain from misdeeds besides avoiding injustice and snatching rights of people.
Shaikh Nasir also stressed upon media of the Muslim world to play a role for the unity of Muslim Ummah and advocated that the peace and tranquillity of mind can only be found through the religion. The religious scholar also instructed Muslims to improve their conduct and demeanour while quoting the personality of the last prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH). The Sheikh, in his sermon, also prayed for the Muslims of Palestine and freedom of Bait-ul-Muqaddas, the first Qibla of Muslims. Over two million faithful, including about one hundred and seventy-nine thousand Pakistanis are in Maidan-e- Arafa to perform the Rukn-e-Azam Waqoof-e-Arafat.
69TH Death Anniversary of Father of Nation QUAID-E-AZAM MUHAMMAD ALI JINNAH
(Monday 11-Sep-2017) In their messages on death anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam, President, PM stress for continuing efforts to make Pakistan cradle of freedom. Quran Khawani and Fateha48was held at the Mazar-e-Quaid on Monday morning which besides others was also attended by Governor Sindh Muhammad Zubair and Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah. Different educational institutions, political, social and cultural organizations held functions to highlight the personality and struggle of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah for an independent homeland for the Muslims of the Sub-Continent.
On this occasion, in their messages President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi have stressed for continuing efforts to make Pakistan a cradle of freedom, dignity and honour as was envisioned by Quaid-e-Azam. They said Quaid-e-Azam inspired the whole world and particularly South Asia through his charismatic and visionary leadership.
Five security personnel killed in blast near Afghanistan border
(September 17, 2017) : The blast occurred in remote Bajur agency tribal region, one of the seven semi-autonomous tribal areas in Pakistan, targeting a top tribal administration official’s vehicle, Bajaur Agency Assistant Administrator Aanwar-ul-Haq told Anadolu Agency. The Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) claimed responsibility for the explosion, saying it wanted “to eliminate the black infidel democratic system in Pakistan” and impose Islamic justice system.
‘Terrorists’ martyred a 22-year-old lieutenant from inside Afghanistan
Saturday 23 Sep, 2017: According to military’s statement, the attackers targeted the post where commander Lt Arsalan Alam was fatally shot. The army recently cleared the Rajgal Valley along the border in the Khyber tribal region and established a number of border posts to check cross-border movement. Militants who had sanctuaries in the valley and other adjoining tribal regions have escaped across the porous border. They often strike from inside Afghanistan and sometimes cross the border to hit Pakistani forces. ‘Courtesy ISPR’
Indian Line of Control (LoC) Ceasefire Violation Six citizens martyred, 26 injured in Indian firing along Working Boundary
(22-9-2017) : ISLAMABAD: At least six civilians, including four women, were martyred as Indian armed forces violated ceasefire along Working Boundary in Charwa and Harpal sectors early Friday, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said. According to the military’s media wing, 26 people, including 15 women and five children, sustained injuries in the attack. Punjab Rangers, the ISPR added, befittingly responded on posts targeting civilian population. “Indian brutality on World Peace Day martyred six innocent Pakistanis, injured 26 along working boundary in Chappar/Harpal/Charwa Sector,” DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor tweeted.
29 Sep, 2017: Naib Subedar among three martyred by Indian shelling
On Friday when Indian troops resorted to unprovoked firing along the Line of Control (LoC) at Rakhchikri area of Rawalakot in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK). According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the Indian border guards targeted the civil population on the Pakistani side of the LoC with heavy guns.The Pakistan Army gave a fitting response to Indian hostility targeting enemy posts which engaged civilian population, the ISPR stated further. There have been reports of casualties on the Indian side of the LoC, it added.
Supreme Court dismisses Sharif family’s review petitions in Panama case
Friday 15-9-2017 : ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed all the review petitions filed by Sharif family and Ishaq Dar against apex court’s July 28 ruling in Panama Papers case.
The review petitions were filed by Nawaz Sharif, Hussain Nawaz, Hassan Nawaz, Maryam Nawaz, Captain (retd) Safdar and Ishaq Dar. The court observed that the reasons for rejecting the petitions to be recorded later .
The Supreme Court observed that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif received salary from Capital FZE and insisted that there were examples of appointing monitoring judges in the past.
A five-member bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa and comprising Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan, Justice Gulzar Ahmed, Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed and Justice Ijazul Ahsen, resumed hearing in the review petitions filed by Nawaz Sharif and his children, challenging its verdict of July 28 in the Panama Papers case.
ML-N’s Kulsoom Nawaz wins NA-120 by-elections
LAHORE (17-Aug-2017) – Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) won by-election of the National Assembly constituency NA-120 Lahore-III when PML-N candidate Kulsoom Nawaz beat her main opponent Dr Yasmeen Rashid of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) with a margin of 14,646 votes.
According to the Official result announced by the ECP, 125,129 votes were declared correct while 1,717 votes were rejected as incorrect. Kulsoom Nawaz (PML-N)polled 61,745 votes, Dr Yasmin Rashid (PTI)secured 47,099 votes to finish at number second in the list of candidates. Sheikh Azhar Hussain of Tehreek Labbaik Ya Rasool Allah secured 7,130 votes to finish at number three while PPP’s Faisal Mir came in at number four with 1,414 votes while Jamaat-e-Islami’s Ziauddin Ansari 592 votes. 43 candidates in total took part in the by-election
PM Abbasi inaugurates LNG Terminal-2 at Port Qasim
27-8-2017: Addressing the event, Abbasi said the LNG Terminal-2 was established in a record 330 days. “If you don’t add more gas into the system, you cannot fight the energy crisis,” he insisted, adding that other methods to produce energy are either too expensive or too slow. Talking about the challenges faced during the project, the prime minister said that many people had questioned it when it started but “Port Qasim came through” and the terminal started functioning in less than 14 months “which is exemplary.” The premier further said that previous governments had made several attempts to introduce LNG as a source of energy in the country, “but only the PML-N government had succeeded in doing so.” He said load-shedding will become history by end of November this year.
PM inaugurates country’s 5th nuclear power plant at Chashma
(8 Sep, 2017) : Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi inaugurated the country’s fifth nuclear power plant C-4 at Chashma, Mianwali area. The C-4 plant is capable of generating 340MW electricity. Addressing the inauguration ceremony, PM Abbasi said that the project would help the country’s energy problem. The Chashma nuclear power projects units, C-1, C-2 and C-3 have already been successfully contributing to the national grid, he said, adding that two large nuclear power plants, K-2 and K-3, were also under construction that he hoped would be operational soon.
Abbasi said that the nuclear plants produce economical electricity; more power generation projects would be launched in Chashma and Muzaffarabad areas, he added. The prime minister thanked the government of China for its cooperation and said that the projects could not have been completed without the support of Chinese people and the government. broadened review, until completion even after the licence surrender process is completed.
Pakistan Navy celebrated with gusto
Apart from air-force, the Navy contingents through its ‘Operation Dwarka’ or ‘Operation Somnath.’ on the night between 7th and 8th September 1965 cast a spell on India. A fleet of seven ships that included PNS Alamgir, PNS Babur, PNS Badr, PNS Khaibar, PNS Jahangir, PNS Shah Jahan and PNS Tipu Sultan set sail for Dwarka (city in the Indian state of Gujarat). The primary objective of the attack ostensibly was to destroy the radar station at Dwarka which Pakistani Naval intelligence believed had a Huff-Duff beacon to guide Indian bombers. According to reports, the first nine shells fired by the Pakistani warships hit the Indian Naval Radar station directly destroying most of the infrastructure, killing 13 sailors, and two officers. The Naval Radar Station was being used by the Indian Air Force (IAF) to attack Pakistan territory but, after the effective attack by the Pakistan Navy, IAF had to suspend its operation.
PAKISTAN NAVY DAY OBSERVED Across Country
(Friday-8-sep-2017) : The main ceremony in this regard held at PNS Qasim Manora on Friday afternoon. Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah, Sindh Governor Muhammad Zubair, high officials of civil and military including ambassadors attended the ceremony. The families of martyrs of Pakistan Navy were specially invited to attend the ceremony. Pakistan Navy personnel demonstrated four dimensional war expertise, Pakistan Marine and Special Services Group Operational drills and exercises of Pakistan Navy were also demonstrated on the occasion.
Veteran Former Fed. Minister Mir Nawaz Khan Marwat Died
Karachi, Sept 19: Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) Karachi Division’s General Secretary Khawaja Tariq Nazir condoled the death of PML-N leader and former minister Mir Nawaz Khan Marwat. In a condolence message issued, he said that the deceased during his entire life served for the strengthening of democracy. His services for the countries will always be remembered, he also prayed to allah almighty to rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant courage to the members of bereaved family to bear this loss with fortitude. Sindh Governor Muhammad Zubair in a condolence message, he said that the deceased had dedicated his entire life for service to the country and was a committed political worker. He said that the deceased fostered the spirit of ‘Pakistaniat’ and always worked for the progress and development of the country, as well as for the betterment of the people. He added that the personality of Marwat was worth emulating.
Pride of Performance-winning TV actor Iftikhar Qaiser passed away
PESHAWAR: According to medical reports, Qaiser had been suffering from diabetes and stomach disorder for a number of years. Iftikhar’s son, Hasnain claimed that he had severe difficulty getting his father admitted to the hospital until the media reported the matter. However, the hospital administration later claimed that the delay was due to Iftikhar’s test results. Iftikhar Qaiser launched his acting career in his early teens from a play of PTV, Peshawar centre. He will be remembered as a versatile actor who performed in hundreds of Hindko, Pashto and Urdu plays. With an acting career spread over 45 years, he had amassed a large fan following. He was awarded the President’s Pride of Performance for his immense contribution to performing art. The famous monologue ‘ Ab Main Bolon Ke Na Bolon’ (should I speak or not) became Qaiser’s identity.
PAKISTAN’S 6th POPULATION AND HOUSING CENSUS-2017
PROVISIONAL SUMMARY RESULTS
Administrative House Total 1998–2017
Unit holds Population Average Annual
Pakistan 32,205,111 207,774,520 2.40
Khyber Pakh 3,845,168 30,523,371 2.89
FATA 558,379 5,001,676 2.41
Punjab 1,7103,835 110,012,445 2.13
Sindh 8,585,610 47,886,051 2.41
Balochistan 1,775,937 12,344,408 3.37
ICT 336,182 2,006,572 4.91
Population of Major Cities Census – 2017
Top 10 Cities Census – 2017 Census – 1998
Karachi City 14,910,352 9,339,023
Lahore City 11,126,285 5,143,495
Faisalabad M.Corp. 3,203,846 2,008,861
Rawalpindi City 2,098,231 1,409,768
Gujranwala M. Corp. 2,027,001 1,132,509
Peshawar City 1,970,042 982,816
Multan City 1,871,843 119,7384
Hyderabad City 1,732,693 116,6894
Islamabad M. Corp 1,014,825 52,9180
Quetta City 1,001,205 56,5137
Pakistan is under attack of biological war
(By : Staff Reporter)
Nowa days Chicken gunia and Dengue virus has been spread through Pakistan. It is considered as an attack on Pakistan which breaks the nervous system. There have been 4138 cases. Some of them have not been reported. It seems some country has inducted this virus into Pakistan’s atmosphere and slowly everyone shall effect sooner or later. The spread is a little slow and has not reached to alarming position but it will soon happen as it is considered in Pakistan capitol. Surely it is manmade attack to destroy or weaken nervous system.
Pakistan resents the wild oscillations in support from the US ( Ryan Crocker, former US ambassador)
Ryan Crocker, former US ambassador to Pakistan in the wake of 9/11, says Pakistan resents the wild oscillations in support from the US. “They went from our most allied of allies to our most sanctioned of sanctioned,” he said, recalling that the US worked with Pakistan to defeat Soviet Russia during the 1980s Afghanistan invasion but, once it had won, cut aid and imposed sanctions over its emergent nuclear programme. “Their narrative about us is here today, gone tomorrow and it has deeply affected their strategic thinking.”