Eid controversy

The nation observed the joyous occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr with traditional zeal and fervour. This year, however, the day was much different and without the festivities that we usually witness as we are still in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

Mufti Muneeb objects to Eid declaration, asks to observe ‘Qaza Roza’

KARACHI: Former chairman of Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman has raised objections on the decision to announce declaring Eid-ul-Fitr today on Thursday and asked the nation to observe one more fast as ‘Qaza Roza’. While talking to the media in Karachi,

Lengthy Eid holidays

The festive of Eid-ul-Fitr is a joyous occasion which we celebrate with our loved ones. However, for the second year in a row, we will be spending the day rather differently under unusual circumstances as we are still amidst the

Stricter lockdowns

The government is considering stricter regulations as the country sees no respite in the number of coronavirus cases and deaths. Efforts are being made to restrict mass movement as people flock to their native areas during the upcoming Eid break.

Govt considering five-day Eid holidays: Minister

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry has said the government is considering to announcing five days Eid Holidays this time. While briefing media about decisions taken by the federal cabinet during a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran

Delayed ‘The Legend of Maula Jatt’ film to release on Eid

The much-awaited Pakistani movie ‘The Legend of Maula Jatt’ is all set to release this coming to this year’s Eid-ul-Fitr. Eid-ul-Fitr, which is likely to commence in Pakistan on 12th and 13th May 2021, the movie will finally be released.

Illegal construction continues in Islamabad during Eid break

ISLAMABAD: Illegal construction continued in the federal capital during the Eid-ul-Azha holidays with the Capital Development Authority (CDA) being complacent and unable to take any action. The Enforcement Directorate of the CDA has been unable to act on directives to

Eating meat in Eid unhealthy: experts

ISLAMABAD: A new research has claimed that eating more meat on Eid-ul-Azha this year is more dangerous than in previous years. Dr. Aftab in this regard said that eating too much meat is not good for health anyway. “Doing so

Celebrating Eid-ul-Azha in a responsible way

Eid al-Azha (Feast of the Sacrifice) also called Eid Qurban or Bakra-Eid, is the second of two Islamic holidays celebrated worldwide each year and considered the holier of the two. The occasion honours the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim (May Allah

Eid-ul-Azha likely to be affected by pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic dampened the usual festivities and jovial atmosphere normally associated with Eid-ul-Fitr. It also caused massive economic losses as business remained shuttered and people reduced shopping and outdoor activities. According to conservative estimates, the country suffered a loss

PSX continues to decline despite long Eid break

KARACHI: The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) on Thursday witnessed a negative start to trading after long Eid holidays as the indices slipped lower all day long. The benchmark KSE 100 index recorded a decline of 141.19 points and closed at

Eid in Kashmir

The restive Kashmir valley celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr on Sunday with sobriety due to continued lockdown. The crescent for the month of Shawal was not sighted in the rest of India which observed Eid on Monday May 25 instead, yet the people

Govt to review lockdown restrictions after Eid: Zafar Mirza

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant on Health Dr Zafar Mirza has said the government will evaluate the prevailing situation immediately after Eid and can review its decision regarding relaxation in lockdown if the situation gets worse. In a media briefing, the special

2,000 sanitary workers in Islamabad denied Eid holidays

ISLAMABAD: While the nation is observing Eid, more than 2,000 sanitary workers in the federal capital did not get a chance to celebrate the festive occasion this year. The district administration has cancelled all three holidays of the workers to

Karachi may experience load shedding during Eid holidays

KARACHI: Karachi is expected to face power outages as the city temperatures go up, utility provider K-Electric has warned. “Power outages may occur due to higher temperatures and humidity. We are working to ensure minimal disruption and zero loadshed during

Fawad Chaudhry claims Eid will be observed tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry Saturday once again claimed that Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated tomorrow on May 24. The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee is scheduled to meet in Karachi today for the sighin of the crescent for

CM Sindh urges to celebrate Eid with simplicity

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has urged people particularly in Sindh to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr with simplicity to demonstrate solidarity with the coronavirus patients. Addressing a press conference at the Sindh Assembly, the chief minister requested the prime