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Moon sighted, Ramazan to commence from Thursday

KARACHI: The crescent for the holy month of Ramazan is sighted and the month of fasting will commence from Thursday, May 17 in Pakistan, ARY News reported. ´╗┐ Chairman Central Ruet-e-Hilal Commitee, Mufti Muneebur Rehman made the announcement after heading session of central committee held in Karachi. The regional and zonal Ruet-e-Hilal committees also held meetings in different parts of the country to assist the Central Committee to reach a decision. Ramazan, in which the faithful abstain from food and water from…

Ramazan traffic plan unveiled to cope with gridlocks

KARACHI: A special traffic plan has been devised to cope with frequent gridlocks that appear across different areas of Karachi during the holy month of Ramazan. According to Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Traffic Imran Yaqoob, the heavy traffic routes have been divided into five categories under the newly revised traffic plan. The first sector has been marked from Tower to Quaidabad, second from Eidgah Chowk to Sohrab Goth, third from Guru Mandar to Power House Roundabout, fourth from Siemens Roundabout to Mawach Goth,…

PM directs uninterrupted power supply during Ramazan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Tuesday directed the Power Division to ensure that all units of power plants remain online for uninterrupted power supply at Sehr and Iftaar, during the forthcoming Ramazan. The Prime Minister was chairing a meeting of Cabinet Committee on Energy (CCoE) here at the Prime Minister Office. The meeting discussed issues related to the energy sector and reviewed the load management plan during the summers, particularly during the Ramazan. Minister for Power Sardar Awais…

Karachi: Unannounced power outages put people’s nerves to test

KARACHI: Residents of the city's Korangi and Gulistan-e-Jauhar areas took to roads against┬áprolonged power outages in their localities on Thursday night by setting tyres on fire in protest and suspending the traffic movement for hours. The protesters complained that they continued to experience prolonged power outages amid hot temperature and during the holy month of Ramzan. The protesters dispersed after city police assured them that the concerned authorities have taken notice of the protest and effective measures…