Chinese Communist Party awards medals ahead of 100th anniversary

BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping awarded a new medal of the highest honour to 29 party members of the Communist Party as it marks its 100th founding anniversary this year. President Xi conferred the July 1 Medal, for the first

Chinese envoy briefs FM on year-long events to celebrate 70th anniversary

ISLAMABAD: Chinese Ambassador Nong Rong called on Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and briefed him about the upcoming events to celebrate 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Pakistan and China. During the meeting, views were exchanged on

Prince William, Kate Middleton celebrate 10th wedding anniversary

LONDON: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Prince William and Kate Middleton have released new photos to celebrate their 10th anniversary. The images, taken earlier this week and posted to their official Instagram and Twitter accounts show the couple embracing outside

Birth anniversary of revolutionary poet Halib Jalib being observed today

The birth anniversary of revolutionary poet and left-wing activist Habib Jalib is being observed today to remember his struggle against oppression and societal injustices. He opposed military coups and administrators and was duly jailed several times but continued his struggle

Pakistan, China launch year-long celebrations marking 70 years of friendship

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and China commenced the year-long celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of their diplomatic relations. The capitals – Islamabad and Beijing – witnessed the launch of series of events at a virtual ceremony simultaneously held at the respective Ministries

Man gifts plot of land on Moon to wife on wedding anniversary

AJMER: A man has ‘gifted’ his wife three acres of land on the Moon on their wedding anniversary. Dharmendra Anija from Ajmer city in India said he ‘bought’ land on the Moon as he wanted to do something special for

Maryam Nawaz to attend Benazir Bhutto’s death anniversary event in Larkana

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) vice president Maryam Nawaz will attend the death anniversary event of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto on December 27 in Larkana. According to a schedule released by PML-N, Maryam Nawaz will reach Sukkur on December

Ruth Pfau being remembered on her third death anniversary

KARACHI: The third death anniversary of Dr Ruth Katherina Martha Pfau, who devoted more than 55 years of her life to fighting leprosy in Pakistan, is being observed on Monday. Ruth Pfau was a German-Pakistani Catholic nun and a physician.

Japan marks 75th anniversary of Hiroshima atomic bombing

TOKYO: Japan marked 75 years since the world’s first atomic bomb attack in Hiroshima, with the coronavirus pandemic forcing a scaling back of ceremonies to remember the victims. Survivors, relatives and a handful of foreign dignitaries attended this year’s main

India imposes curfew in IoK ahead of clampdown anniversary

SRINAGAR: A curfew has been imposed across Indian-occupied Kashmir just days before the first anniversary of abolition of the restive region’s semi-autonomy. “These restrictions shall come into force with immediate effect and shall remain in force on 4th and 5th

Martyrdom anniversary of Kargil War heroes observed in native towns

ISLAMABAD: The 21st martyrdom anniversary of Kargil War heroes Captain Karnal Sher Khan and Havaldar Lalak Jan was observed at their native towns Swabi and Ghizer respectively. Wreath-laying ceremonies were held to pay homage to supreme sacrifices of valiant sons

2nd death anniversary of Asma Jahangir being observed today

LAHORE: Today marks the second death anniversary of renowned lawyer and human rights activist Asma Jahangir who also worked for human rights internationally. Asma Jahangir, a human rights activist died two years ago from heart disease and is remembered for

Bano Qudsia’s 3rd death anniversary being observed today

LAHORE: The 3rd death anniversary of prominent novelist Bano Qudsia is being observed on Tuesday. Bano Qudsia was born in Feroz Pur (India) on 28 November 1928. She acquired a masters degree from the University of Punjab in 1950 and married

Intizar Hussain’s 4th death anniversary being observed today

KARACHI: The fourth death anniversary of Intizar Husain being observed on Sunday, a major figure in the field of Urdu literature, people from the literary world gathered at the Arts Council on to pay homage to his art and life.

Mohsin Naqvi’s 24th death anniversary being observed

ISLAMABAD: The 24th death anniversary of renowned Urdu poet Mohsin Naqvi who was famous for his ghazals is being marked today. Mohsin Naqvi was born in Dera Ghazi Khan on 5th May 1947. His father, Syed Chirag Hussain Shah, was

142nd birth anniversary of Allama Iqbal being observed today

LAHORE: The 142nd birth anniversary of Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal being celebrated today fervor across the country. Allama Muhammad Iqbal was born on 9th November 1877 in Sialkot. He emerged as a great poet, thinker, and philosopher who float the idea

Pakistani praises China for supporting its stance on Kashmir

ISLAMABAD: An event was held in Islamabad to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China. It was organised by Pak China Institute at a local hotel. An event was held in Islamabad to comomorate the Chinese anniversary

Nation observes 71st death anniversary of founder of Pakistan

KARACHI: Nation observes the 71st death anniversary of the father of the nation, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah today. To mark the day, government representatives from different walks of life would visit the mausoleum of Quaid-e-Azam in Karachi to lay floral