Quran teaching made compulsory in schools across Punjab

LAHORE: The Punjab government has made Quran learning essential for students of grades 1-5 across the province under the Punjab Compulsory Teaching of the Holy Quran Act, 2018, local media reported. Reports quoting notification cited that the Punjab Curriculum and Textbook Board has added Naazrah Quran for grades one to five as a compulsory subject, while the young learners will

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Irfan Junejo another time draws public ire for not speaking about Palestine issue but ‘he didn’t mean it’

Pakistani You Tuber and former blogger Irfan Junejo another time draw public ire after claiming that as You Tuber he cannot add much substance to the Palestine massacre. The famous content creator, who earlier faced extreme backlash and even campaign from a large number of social media users after his not-so-common stance on the Kashmir issue, this time, breaks silence

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When John Cena announced Osama bin Laden’s death in Pakistan raid at live WWE show (VIDEO)

WASHINGTON: World marks the tenth anniversary of US covert operation today that left former Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden dead. Ten years ago, former US president Barack Obama announced the killing of Osama bin Laden following a midnight raid in Pakistan’s garrison city of Abbottabad. News of the killing of Bin Laden was met with celebrations across the United

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‘We do not manufacture naras’ – MTJ dismisses Rs550 apiece drawstring accusations

LAHORE – Pakistani Islamic scholar Maulana Tariq Jameel who launched his fashion brand MTJ earlier this year has been recently come under fire for allegedly selling a single piece of drawstrings at a price of Rs550. Screenshots of the doctored image started have been circulating on different social media platforms since the brand’s first flagship store opened in Karachi this

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Afghanistan drawdown: Kabul on high alert as America’s “forever war” enters final phase

WASHINGTON/KABUL: Security has been beefed up in Afghan capital as US soldiers still present under President Joe Biden’s orders, beyond the May 1 withdrawal deadline agreed in the previous US administration. The Taliban reacted to Biden’s delay move with threatened consequences besides boycotting the key conference in Istanbul that had been planned to facilitate the Afghan peace process. The Taliban

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Sajal Aly welcomes Saboor’s fiancé Ali Ansari to family

KARACHI: Pakistani showbiz lovebirds Saboor Aly and Ali Ansari have made it official with their engagement announcement in an intimate ceremony on Saturday. The 26-year-old Gul-o-Gulzar star, who managed to successfully keep her relationship under wraps, took to Instagram to share the news with beautiful pictures. “Baat Pakki. With the blessings of our families I’m ready to jump into a

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The transformation of Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to The Incredible Hulk

Latest political developments and the emergence of Shahid Khaqan’s new rockstar-like attitude and performances has just taken the nation by shock. It has been a very volatile political last year. From Nawaz Sharif getting a medical corridor till UK, to the releasing of Maryam Nawaz and the ins and outs of Shahbaz and his son. Then the making of Pakistan

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Pakistan calls back envoy to Saudi Arabia to probe expats’ complaints

ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said the government has recalled Pakistan’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Raja Ali Ejaz, announcing a high-powered probe over complaints by the Pakistani community in the kingdom. Speaking at the Roshan Digital Account ceremony in Islamabad, the premier said it is important to take a look at the cases of our laborers working

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Sri Lankan cabinet just approved ban on burqa in public – but why?

COLOMBO – Sri Lankan cabinet has approved a proposed ban on facial covering in public citing security threats despite violating international law about freedom of religion. Sarath Weerasekera, former naval officer and current cabinet Minister of Public Security in the South Asian country, had proposed the bill which has now been approved by the island’s cabinet, banning the full-face veil

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Aamir Liaquat’s leaked call to ‘third wife’ takes the internet by storm

KARACHI – While a Karachi-based model has claimed to be the third wife Aamir Liaquat Hussain, an alleged audio call of famous TV show host and politician has started making rounds on the internet. The 5-minute clip of the Pakistani televangelist has taken the internet by storm as it features many startling revelations. In the start, the Aalim Online host

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