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Govt announces public holidays on 9th, 10th of Muharram

KARACHI: The federal government has declared public holidays on 9th and 10th of Muharram all over Pakistan, ARY News reported. This was stated in a notification issued by the interior ministry. The 9th and 10th of the following Islamic month will fall on 20th and 21st of September respectively. Strict security measures have been adopted in all parts of the country to counter any untoward situation during these days. Closure of cellular services have also been sought for security reasons. Prime Minister Imran Khan…

Red-hot Nadal wins ‘dream’ 10th Barcelona Open

BARCELONA: Rafael Nadal hailed a "dream start" to his clay court season after romping to his 10th Barcelona Open on Sunday with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Austria's Dominic. The Spaniard also claimed his 10th title at the Monte Carlo Masters last week as he gears up for to go for his 10th French Open next month. "It is two consecutive weeks winning, in Monte Carlo and here, two special tournaments for me, it is a dream start on clay," said Nadal. "It means a lot for me to reach number 10 here in Barcelona, in front of the…

Police issue traffic plan for 8th, 9th, 10th Muharram in Karachi

KARACHI: DIG Sindh Traffic Police office on Saturday issued traffic plan for travelling across Karachi during 8th, 9th and 10th of Muharram owing to mourning processions. Eighth Muharram: the main mourning procession will start on October 10 at 01: 30pm from Nishter Park and culminate at Hussainian Iranian Imambargah via Sir Shah Nawaz Bhutto Road, Mehfil-e-Shah Khurasan, MA Jinnah Road, Mansfield Street, Preedy Street, (again) MA Jinnah Road, Baba-e-Urdu Road, Nishtar Road, Bara Imam, Altaf Hussain Road (old Napier Road),…