Virus crisis in Ramazan

We are observing the second Ramazan under the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic as the third wave has intensified and the government struggling to enforce safety precaution. The statistics portray a grim picture of the prevailing situation in the country

Govt fixes Nisab for Zakat at Rs 80,933

ISLAMABAD: The government has fixed the Nisaab at 80,933 rupees for deduction of Zakat during the holy month of Ramazan. Nisab is a fixed amount of money that a person must have, after the deduction of necessary expenses, in his/her

Punjab govt announces Rs5.5 bn Ramazan package

LAHORE: Punjab’s Senior Minister Abdul Aleem Khan announced a special Ramazan package worth Rs5.5 billion for the people of province. Addressing a press conference along with Special Assistant to the Punjab Chief Minister Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan after a meeting

USC announces Ramazan relief discount package

KARACHI: The state-owned Utility Stores Corporation will provide necessary food items to people at their doorstep during the holy month of Ramazan. This was stated by Managing Director Utility Stores Corporation Umer Lodhi who said the initiative has been taken

NCOC issues guidelines for mosques during Ramazan

ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operation Centre  (NCOC) has issued guidelines to contain spread of COVID-19 during the holy month of Ramazan. According to a statement, these guidelines have been issued as per unanimous declaration from the president in consultation

Ramazan moon will be sighted on April 13: Fawad Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has predicted that the Ramazan moon will be sighted on April 13. The moon for Ramazan, 1442 AH will be sighted on the evening of April 13, 2021, and the first

Saudi Arabia announces Ramazan plan in Grand Mosque

MAKKAH: Saudi Arabia has announced Ramazan operation plans for the two holy mosques in Makkah and Madinah. Sheikh Abdurahman Al-Sudais, head of the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques, said that Umrah pilgrims will be able

Cabinet approves Rs7.8 billion historic Ramazan package

ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet has sanctioned a historic Ramazan package worth Rs 7.8 billion for providing 19 essential items on reduced prices. Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired the meeting of the federal cabinet which approved the package to provide relief

ECC approves Rs 7.8 billion Ramazan Relief Package

ISLAMABAD: The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) chaired by Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh approved Rs7.8 billion Ramazan Relief Package. Ministry of Industries and Production presented a ‘Ramadan Relief Package-2021’ in accordance with the directive of

Sikh shopkeeper in Pakistan offers special discounts amid Ramazan

JAMRUD: Instead of profiting from the increased demand for food and drinks during the holy month of Ramazan, one Sikh shopkeeper in northwestern Pakistan is offering discounts. According to details, Gurmeet Singh, a grocery store owner located in Jamrud Bazaar

Fasting in Islam and other religions

Muslims around the world are observing the holy month of Ramazan. The month of Ramazan is known around the world to Muslims and non-Muslims alike as the month of fasting.   Fasting is the willful refrainment from eating for a period

New York City to serve 500,000 free halal meals to muslims during ramazan

NEW YORK: New York City will serve half-million Halal meals during the holy of Ramazan, as part of a program that could feed as many as two million residents unable to pay for food, Mayor Bill de Blasio said. About

Sindh govt limits Taraweeh prayers in mosques

KARACHI: The Sindh government has limited Taraweeh congregation prayers in mosques during the month of Ramazan in wake of a rapid surge in COVID-19 cases in the province. In a late night video message, Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali

Ramazan in the age of coronavirus

The advent of the holy month of Ramazan is upon us but this year Muslims around the world will observe the month like never before due to coronavirus pandemic. The atmosphere of excitement as we welcome the month has also

Will take action if safety measures are not followed in mosques: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has warned that the government will take action if the 20-point strategy regarding safety precautions is not implemented in the mosques during Ramazan. The statement came during a press briefing regarding the latest situation of

Govt announces Ramazan package worth Rs2.5 billion

ISLAMABAD: The government has announced Ramazan package worth Rs2.5 billion for the provision of essential commodities at reduced rates through the Utility Stores Corporation during the holy month. Addressing a news conference along with the Managing Director Utility Stores Corporation,

PCB will not issue permits for Ramazan cricket amid pandemic

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board will not issue NOCs for any cricket tournaments or events during the holy month of Ramazan due to the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic. The PCB in a statement clarified its policy and said cricket will remain