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Post-Hajj flight operation to begin tomorrow

KARACHI: Post-Hajj flight operation will begin on Monday and the first flight carrying 327 pilgrims will land at Islamabad Airport in the evening. A spokesman of Ministry of Religious Affairs said the operation would be completed on September 25 with return of over 184,000 pilgrims (Hujjaj) from Saudi Arabia. On the first day of post-Hajj operation, total 950 pilgrims aboard four flights would reach Islamabad and Peshawar. A Pakistan International Airline spokesperson said 225 special and scheduled flights will be…

Post-Hajj flight operation to begin on August 27

KARACHI: The post-Hajj flight operation will commence from August 27 and the first flight carrying 327 pilgrims will land at Islamabad International Airport. According to a spokesman of Ministry of Religious Affairs, the operation will be completed on September 25 with return of all the pilgrims from Saudi Arabia. On the first day of post-Hajj operation, total 950 pilgrims aboard four flights would reach Islamabad and Peshawar. Some 240 pilgrims would reach Peshawar through Saudi Arabian Airline while PIA would…

Pakistan Cup to begin on April 25, announces PCB

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced Pakistan Cup one-day tournament from 25th April 2018 in Faisalabad. Five teams -- Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan, and Federal Areas -- will feature in the tournament. The day-night 50-over matches will be held at Iqbal Stadium. The opening match of the tournament will be played between Punjab and Balochistan on April 25 (Wednesday). The participating teams will feature in four matches each before the top two teams making it to the final to be played…

US astronauts begin repair of aging ISS robotic arm

Two NASA astronauts embarked on a spacewalk Thursday to repair the International Space Station's aging robotic arm, the US space agency said. The outing by Americans Randy Bresnik and Mark Vande Hei began at 8:05 am (1205 GMT) when the duo switched their bulky white space suits to battery power before floating out of the airlock. The two men will focus on removing and replacing the latching end of the Canadian-made arm, known as Canadarm2. Read More: NASA mulls putting astronauts on deep space test flight The 57.7…

Sky roars with fireworks as 70th Independence Day celebrations begin

KARACHI: Sky roared with fireworks as clock ticked 12:00 am to begin celebrations of 70th Independence Day of Pakistan on 14th August. The highest flag of South Asia and eighth highest in the world was hoisted at Wagah Border in Lahore. Meanwhile, fireworks celebrations were held across Pakistan in all the cities. All major public and private buildings, roads and avenues have been tactfully decorated with illuminations, national flags, portraits of the national leaders, banners and buntings to give a festive look.…

Three-day anti-polio drive to begin in Fata tomorrow

PESHAWAR: A three-day anti-polio campaign will kick off on November 23 (Wednesday) in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) under the supervision of political agents, commissioners, military and paramilitary forces. Around 1, 022, 665 children of up to five years of age will be administered polio drops with the help of 4, 146 polio teams including 3, 753 mobile teams, 292 fixed and 101 transit teams from Nov 23 to 25. Read More: Four Pakistani polio workers awarded in France Polio drive will start in…

Australia begin quest for elusive T20 crown

DHARAMSALA: Australia begin their latest quest Friday to clinch the elusive crown of World Twenty20 champions against a New Zealand side who are on a high after their stunning victory over tournament hosts India.