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Hajj Mubarak

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The Hajj currently the largest annual pilgrimage in the world, and is the fifth pillar of Islam, a moral obligation that must be carried out at least once in their lifetime by every able-bodied Muslim who can afford to do so. The Hajj is a demonstration of the solidarity of the Muslim people, and their submission to Allah. The pilgrimage occurs from the 7th to 13th day of Dhu al-Hijjah, the 12th month of the Islamic calendar. Because the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar, eleven days shorter than the Gregorian calendar used in the Western world, the Gregorian date of the Hajj changes from year to year. Ihram is the name given to the special state in which Muslims live whilst on the pilgrimage.

The Hajj is associated with the life of Islamic prophet Muhammad from the 7th century, but the ritual of pilgrimage to Mecca is considered by Muslims to stretch back thousands of years to the time of Hazrat Ibrahim(A.S). Pilgrims join processions of hundreds of thousands of people, who simulta…

The achievement of an important milestone

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The manufacturing of JF 17 Thunder
aircraft as the achievement of
an important milestone

A new JF-17 Thunder multi- role fighter plane, first of its kind made in Pakistan.
[Photo: Xinhuanet]

The first state-of-the-art JF-17 Thunder jet, a multi-role combat fighter plane indigenously assembled at Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) in Kamra, the country’s main facility for building and maintaining combat aircraft was handed over to Pakistan Air Force.

The sophisticated JF 17 Thunder, painted green in the colour scheme of national flag formally handing over the combat aircraft to the PAF, PM said that the PAF has played a significant role in the country's defence

Air Chief Marshal said that the PAF will always meet its obligations and spare no sacrifice in defending the motherland against all external and internal threats.

Prime Minister of Pakistan sits in the JF-17 fighter and listens
to the introduction about the fighter at the PAC in Kamra of Pakistan on Monday, Nov 23, 2009.
[Photo: Xinh…

Celebrations of Eid ul Azha

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Eidul Azha, just a week away, the sale of sacrificial animals have started picking up momentum as more and more animals have started arriving at the designated sale points {Cattle Market locally know as Bakra Mandi} in the cities from far flung areas of the country.

Sacrifice, as practised by Holy Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) is an essential religious rite in memory of the sacrifice performed by Prophet Abraham.God put Abraham to a most difficult trial, the details of which are described in the Quran.O my Lord! Grant me (Abraham) a righteous (son) So We gave him the good news of a boy ready to suffer and forbear. Then, when the the son reached the age to work with him, he said: O my son I see in a vision that I offer you in sacrifice: Now say what is your view! (The son) said: O My father! Do as you are commanded: You will find me if God so wills, one practicing patience and constancy. So when they had both submitted their wills (to God), and he had made him prostrate on his face (for sac…

Awareness walk for the children rights Pakistan

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Pakistan organized an awareness walk for the children rights in the eve of the Universal Children's Day on Friday.The walk on Thursday started from Suikarno Memorial Tower, Larkana in Sindh Province and marched across all the important thorough fares of the city and concluded in front of Press Club Larkana, Jinnah Bagh Larkana.

Society for the Protection of the Rights of the Child (SPARC) is celebrating the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) week from Nov. 16 to Nov. 21, 2009, to mark the Universal Children's Day in various districts and other parts of Sindh.

A large number of school children and child rights activists' participated in the walk who were carrying banners and pla-cards inscribed with child rights slogans marched on the roads.Meanwhile, some other organizations as the Ladies Club Larkana and Chandka Medical College Children Hospital are also organizing different events on the Universal Children's Day

World Musclemania 2009 Las Vegas

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“I feel proud to be the first Pakistani to make it to the
Musclemania and it would be a great honour for me when
the national anthem of Pakistan will be played in Las Vegas. Bux” Pakistani body builder Aamir Rahim Bux, is all set to participate in the American Inc World Musclemania 2009 in Las Vegas. Training himself day and night Bux was not very confident about his departure to the US before the City District Government Karachi (CDGK) sponsored his tour to the US.

“I am extremely happy to finally receive official support from the government, the competition is weeks away and I am putting in my 100 per cent to win the title, the sponsorship by the CDGK is of great help in getting the visa and the American Sports Inc authorities also wanted government representation,” Bux told The News

Working out six hours a day and following a strict protein-based diet plan for the last two months, Bux is leaving no stone unturned in bringing recognition to Pakistan.

The competition will take place on th…

New Hope for Pakistani farmers

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At least 25,000 poor rural households in Pakistan are expected to benefit from $18.3 million in funding from the U.N. International Fund for Agricultural Development that will help them maximize crop yields. The funds will go towards the Crop Maximization Support Project, an initiative begun in response to the surge in food prices last year. It aims to increase crop production in 10 districts in the provinces of Balochistan, Punjab, Sindh and the North-West Frontier Province (NWFP).

Almost two thirds of the population, and 80 per cent of Pakistan's poor people, live in rural areas and agriculture is a mainstay of the economy, but the sector needs help to boost yields, according to the Rome-based IFAD, which signed the loan agreement with the Government.

The Crop Project also promotes gender and poverty mainstreaming in Pakistan's national crop productivity project, by supporting the formation of special interest groups of women and the landless, promote their involvement in com…

Pakistan kicked off Fashion Week

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" There's so much more in Pakistan
It's not just suicide jackets and Violence " Last week, Pakistan kicked off Fashion Week in Karachi, The event was rescheduled twice amid fears of militant violence. Because of security concerns, But sometimes when you feel like wallowing, scared in isolation, the best thing to do is get out there and have fun with pretty new clothes and friends.

“Victory of Sorts” – as CNN described it – to assert itself to Pakistan and the world in bold colours and striking poses. The international network’s description of the five-day celebrations of style sums up the organisers’ aim magnificently: “A model strikes a pose, shows a side of Pakistan the world rarely sees... with some of the attitude you may expect from the world of high fashion.

یوم ولادت محمد اقبال : Iqbal Day

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Yōm-e Welādat-e Muḥammad Iqbāl:The 132nd birth anniversary of poet philosopher Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal was celebrated on Monday across the country with national zeal, fervor and enthusiasm. Various Cultural, educational and literary organizations organized different programmes across the country to mark the day in a befitting manner and pay homage to the great poet who envisioned the idea of a separate homeland for the Muslims of subcontinent. The newspapers published special edition and electronic channels aired special programmes to highlight role and service of Dr Allama Iqbal for Muslims of sub continent and getting separate homeland.

The main event held at Mazar E Iqbal in Lahore where a change of guard ceremony was held in a befitting manner and a smartly turned Pak Navy contingent assumed duties.Marching to the tunes played by the Pakistan Navy band, the Naval contingent took positions at the four corners of the mazar while simultaneously, Rangers were ceremoniously moved out …

Principles of equal opportunity for men and women

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Women of Pakistan has hailed the government for incorporating an important change in the criminal justice regulations for the protection of women rights.

Government of Pakistan on Wednesday passed the Criminal law Act, 2009 which provides protection to working women at workplace from sexual advances and intimidation and violators will be punished with three years imprisonment or Rs. 500,000 fine or both.

Large number of highly educated women could not join the jobs and entrepreneurship because of insecure working environment and lack of necessary protection laws, but now they would find a legal shelter to protect from any unwanted incidents of violation of their basic rights.