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Chehlum of Karbala’s martyrs being observed countrywide

KARACHI: The Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and his companions martyred in Karbala tragedy is being observed Tuesday (today) with traditional religious solemnity, amid tight security measures countrywide. The main mourning procession of Chehlum in Karachi will be taken out from Nishtar Park, which will end at Hussainia Iranian Imambargah in Kharadar after marching its traditional route. As part of security measures, pillion riding has been banned in Karachi and other cities across Sindh by the government under…

Youm-e-Ashur observed with due solemnity, reverence

KARACHI: Amid stringent security, Muslims all over Pakistan observed Youm-e-Ashur, the 10th of Muharram, on Friday to pay tributes to Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and his devoted companions for their great sacrifice in Karbala. Multilayered security was deployed with mobile phone services partially suspended and processions routes were sealed to provide foolproof security cover to mourners participating in processions and gatherings with Alam (flags), and Tazia (replicas of the mausoleum of Hazrat Imam Hussain in Karbala)…

First death anniversary of Dr Ruth Pfau observed

First death anniversary of the German doctor and nun, Dr Ruth Pfau, who dedicated her life to eradicating leprosy in Pakistan, was observed on Friday. Dr Pfau, who was hailed as the Mother Teresa of Pakistan, passed away on August 10, 2017 at a hospital in Karachi. She was 87. A symbol of selflessness, Pfau was born on September 9, 1929, in Leipzig Germany was fourth of five daughters. During World War II as a teenager she barely survived the allied bombing which destroyed her home. She was fond of becoming a…

Birth anniversary of Pakistan’s iconic film star Sultan Rahi observed

ISLAMABAD: Birth anniversary of Pakistan’s legendary film actor Sultan Rahi is being observed on Sunday. Sultan Rahi was born in a Muslim family in Saharanpur, Utter Pardesh, India, in 1938. His family migrated to Pakistan after partition and settled in Gujranwala after 1947. He remained the most popular Punjabi hero during 1970s and 1980s. He appeared in more than seven hundred Punjabi and Urdu-language films and named in the Guinness Book of Records as the most prolific actor. His film Maula Jatt — released in…

Seventh death anniversary of Moin Akhtar being observed today

KARACHI: Seventh death anniversary of legendary comedian actor Moin Akhtar is being observed on Sunday. He was awarded with Pride of Performance and Sitara-e-Imtiaz by the government of Pakistan for his services to the entertainment sector of the country. Pakistanis will never grow fond of Moin Akhtar, owing to the man’s God given talent. The comedian, who always induced hysterical laughter from his stand-up comedy shows or on-screen caricatures, Moin Akhtar was a man who knew his craft very well. He began his…

Kashmir Solidarity Day observed in Tehran

ISLAMABAD: The Embassy of Pakistan in Tehran organized a ceremony on Friday to observe solidarity with the innocent Kashmiris of the Indian Occupied Kashmir who have been recently subjected to worst kind of brutalities by Indian forces, says a press release received here from Tehran. Ambassador of Pakistan to Iran Asif Durrani, in his speech, paid homage to the sacrifices of the valiant Kashmiris and said that the recent brutal use of force by the Indian forces had failed to suppress the indigenous struggle of the…

Death anniversary of 1965 war hero MM Alam observed

The fifth death anniversary of the 1965 war hero Muhammad Mahmood Alam was observed on Sunday. MM Alam is remembered for his remarkable show of brilliance on September 7, 1965, for establishing a world record of downing five Indian aircrafts in less than a minute, the last four within thirty seconds. In a total, he downed as many as nine Indian aircrafts in the aerial fighting and damaged two others in his F-86 Sabre fighter. Muhammad Mahmood Alam died in Karachi on March 18, 2013, at the age of 77 years.…

Nation observes Kashmir Solidarity Day

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is observing Kashmir Day today (Monday) to express solidarity and wholehearted support of the nation to just struggle of Kashmiri people for their inalienable right to self-determination under UN resolutions. A one-minute silence was observed nationwide at 10am to pay homage to the supreme sacrifices rendered by Kashmiri people and their decades-long struggle for self-determination. President Mamnoon Hussain is to address the main ceremony of the Kashmir Solidarity Day in Islamabad later today.…

Death anniversary of Bano Qudsia observed today

First death anniversary of eminent playwright Bano Qudsia was observed on Sunday. Bano Qudsia wrote extensively for Pakistani dramas and also contributed to Punjabi literature. She was given Kamal-e-Fun Award for 2010 by the Pakistan Academy of Letters. She was wife to well-known literary figure Ashfaq Ahmed. Bano was best known for her novel Raja Gidh and had written for television and stage in both the Urdu and Punjabi languages. Her play ‘Adhi Baat’ was termed a 'a classic cult'. Born on November 28, 1928,…

118th birth anniversary of Hafeez Jalandhari observed

One hundred eighteenth birth anniversary of the writer of Pakistan National Anthem Abu Al-Asar Hafeez Jalandhari was observed on Sunday. He was born in Jalandhar, Indian Punjab, on 14 January 1900. He migrated to Pakistan in 1947. Hafeez Jalandhari actively participated in Pakistan Movement and used his writings to inspire people for the cause of Pakistan. Read More: Hafeez Jalandhari being remembered on his 114th birth anniversary He also wrote the Kashmiri Anthem, ‘Watan Hamara Azad Kashmir’. He wrote many…