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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Student groups clash in QAU
ISLAMABAD: Two student groups clashed in Quaid e Azam University (QAU) here on Tuesday however, later due to efforts of the city administration the situation was brought under control.
According to official sources, Deputy Commissioner and Senior Superintendent Police reached the site and controlled the situation.
In a tweet, the Deputy Commissioner said, “Negotiations are going on. It’s unfortunate to see that few mischief mongers have disturbed entire university.”
Fin. Minister briefs PM about talks with IMF
ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Asad Umar, who is accompanying the Prime Minister Imran Khan during his official visit to Malaysia, on Tuesday briefed the prime minister about the visit, meetings, and progress till now with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) delegation in Pakistan.
The finance minister informed the prime minister that efforts were being made to settle bilateral affairs with the IMF in such a way which would have positive results on the economy and which could not put a burden on the people, a press release issued by the PM Media wing here said.
He said that progress on meetings held so far with the Fund was encouraging, however, the final decision regarding the bailout package would be made keeping in view people’s interests and vision of the government.
Asad Umar told the prime minister that the IMF programme had no immediate pressure on Pakistan’s economy, adding that understanding Pakistan’s priorities by the IMF delegation was an encouraging step.
Dams: CJP pinning hopes on Overseas Pakistanis
ISLAMABAD: CJP on Tuesday said that Overseas Pakistanis should play a role in the construction of dams in Pakistan.
Expatriates should come forward for resolution of problems of Pakistan besides provision of funds for construction of water reservoirs, he stated while talking to a private news channel.
Construction of dams was imperative for addressing future demands of water in the country, he said. CJP Saqib Nisar said that Mohmand Dam could have been started earlier than the other dams.
Commenting on the justice system, he said that we have a single system in Pakistan for the dispensation of justice.
“While dealing with the cases, we don’t have two systems of justice here, ” he added. He said that Overseas Pakistanis had great attachment and love for their country.
Pinning the hopes of Pakistanis living abroad, he said that they could play a vital role in steering the country out of the present challenges. We are fully capable to resolve the national issues, he stated.
To another question, he said, “We don’t have a selected system of justice in Pakistan.” Giving a message to the people, he said that everyone should have love and respect for Pakistan.