Posts tagged as: Saudi Arabia

2016 Hajj Brings Personal Tracker For Every Pilgrim

Pakistan has shown its eagerness to monitor each of its Hajj pilgrims by equipping them with lockets or bracelets with the ability to keep track of their movements and location to ensure that no one goes missing should a stampede arise. This method was put in place due to the tragedies that occurred last year […]

Saudi Arabia Refutes Allegations of Funding Extremism in Pakistan

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The Saudi embassy has issues a press statement denying claims that Saudi Arabia is involved in funding and hence supporting the extremist mindset in Pakistan. The statement came after the Federal Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination, Riaz Hussain Pirzada alleged that the Saudi government played a role in the Muslim World’s instability by funding religious seminaries […]

Shawal moon sighted in Saudi Arabia and UAE


The Moon Sighting Committees of Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates have announced sighting of the Shawal moon and Eid ul Fitr will be celebrated on Monday July 28, 2014 according to reports. Iraq and Jordan have also declared Monday as the day of Eid. It is reported that Moon Sighting Committees of Saudi Arabia […]

Saudi Arabia keeps reduced Haj quota in 2015

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Saudi Arabia will keep the quota of Haj for Muslims from around the globe at a level that is 50% lower than the normal quota in 2015 due to the ongoing construction and renovation of the Grand Mosque in Makkah to expand it to hold 2.2 million pilgrims at a time. The $2.2 billion expansion […]

Pakistan Not to Interfere in Other Countries’ Affairs

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It was recently reported from Islamabad that the Minister of Information, Pervaiz Rashid, came out in the open and spoke to the media about how Pakistan is in no position to discuss the personal affairs of other countries. There have been several instances where Pakistan has been asked to take a stand regarding other countries’ […]

Pakistan Not to Send Weapons to Syria

It was recently reported from Islamabad that the advisor to the Prime Minister in terms of foreign affairs, Sartaj Aziz, has come out in the open and claimed that Pakistan is not willing to help Syria. In fact, he claimed that Pakistan should not even intervene in the situation. Sartaj Aziz was briefing the Senate […]

ECP asks gov’t to summon parliament session on Aug: 6

The Election Commission of Pakistan Tuesday asked the government to summon the parliament session on August 6 for the presidential elections. The Commission also issued instructions to the parliamentarians to cast their votes in the presidential election. A spokesman of the Election Commission said that the election will be held through secret ballot. He instructed […]

Imam Kaaba Sheikh Muhammad Bin Abdullah passes away

Imam Kaaba Sheikh Muhammad Bin Abdullah has Passed Away due to long illness of Ashtama, says media reports.   Imam Kaaba Sheikh Muhammad Bin Abdullah on the after noon of Monday passed away due to Ashtama. He was 90 years old and served many years as Imam of Kaaba.   Sheikh Muhammad Bin Abdullah was […]

President is final authority to decide seniority of judges: Attorney General

Attorney General Irfan Qadir has said the president has the right to reject name of any judge about whom he has reports of involving in immoral activities and corruption.   A five-member special bench of the apex court headed by Justice Khilji Arif resumed hearing the president’s reference regarding appointment of judges in higher judiciary. […]

Elections will be free and fair: PM Raja Pervez Ashraf

Pledging that the government is committed to hold free, fair and transparent general elections, Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has said it would further help strengthen democracy in the country. Addressing the Cabinet meeting in Islamabad on Wednesday‚ he said there is election activity prevailing in the country and it would be a milestone for […]

Muslims should follow Islamic teachings to promote peace: Hajj Sermon

Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia Abdul Aziz Al-Sheikh while giving Hajj Sermon called upon the Muslim community to follow teachings of Islam to promote peace and brotherhood. In his Hajj Sermon at Masjid-e-Namra in Maidan-e-Arafat Thursday‚ he said Islam teaches patience and tolerance and abhors all types of violence in the society. He said it […]

Court sends LeJ leader Malik Ishaq on 14-day judicial remand

A local court on Friday sent the leader of banned outfit Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ), Malik Ishaq, to jail on a 14-day judicial remand. He, who is nominated in 44 cases in which 70 people were killed, sent to Kot Lakhpat jail. Earlier on Thursday, Model Town Investigations Police had arrested Ishaq from him the Allama Iqbal […]


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