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Sadqa-e-Fitr makes the needy share joys of Eid ISLAMABAD: Sadqa-e-Fitr (also known as fitrana) is an amount of charity-in the form of staple foodstuffs-that all Muslims with the means are required to pay at the end of holy month of Ramazan.Sadqa-e-Fitr is an act of thankfulness towards Allah Almighty for having enabled us to observe the fasts of Ramazan and also purifies us from any shortcomings during the month. In addition, it is intended to share joy and happiness amongst Muslims, especially the poor and needy, by helping them to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr. According to Mufti Taqi Usmani, it is a Sunnah that the Sadqa-e-Fitr is paid before performing the Eid prayer.It can also be paid before the Eid day, but it is not advisable to pay after Eid prayer.However, if a person has failed to pay Fitrana at proper time, then he should pay it as soon as possible.It is incumbent on every Muslim who has enough basic ...

Siraj leaves for Umrah LAHORE: Ameer Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Senator Sirajul Haq Saturday left here for Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah.In a message before his departure, he stressed that prayers be offered especially for peace, for the oppressed Muslims in Burma and other parts of the world, and for prosperity of the Muslim world. He said it was collective responsibility of the Muslim world to free the oppressed brethren in any part of the world from tyranny and ...
Governor distributes cash among deserving people KARACHI: Sindh Governor Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan has distributed money among the poor people as well as patients of serious medical conditions for their treatment. On the occasion, the Governor listened to problems of the deserving people. He assured them that he would continue to extend all possible help to them, according to a handout issued here on Saturday.Dr. Ishratul Ebad also thanked philanthropists for their cooperation in this regard. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), ...
Former President Paid glowing tributes to Abdullah Hussain ISLAMABAD: Former President Co-Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Asif Ali Zardari has condoled the death of renowned writer and intellectual Abdullah Hussain who passed away on Saturday in Lahore after protracted illness.Former President in his condolence message said that he was shocked and grieved over the death of Abdullah Hussain who was a distinguished novelist and a towering character in literature.Abdullah Hussain novel Udas Naslain is regarded as bible of Urdu literature and his writings illuminated ...
Reham visits JPMC KARACHI: Spouse of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, Reham Khan on Saturday visited Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center (JPMC) Karachi to meet heat-wave affectees; however, there were no heatstroke patient admitted in the hospital.Sources at JPMC confirmed that there was no heatstroke patient in the hospital when Reham Khan visited it. All heatstroke patients had already been discharged from the hospital and following change in the weather which has turned pleasant there was no admission ...
Sharjeel Memon supervises demolition of illegal marriage halls KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Information and Local Government Sharjeel Inam Memon has said that the encroachments on government land, amenity plots, playgrounds and parks will not be tolerated and action would be taken against the criminals involved in the land grabbing.He was talking to media after demolition of three marriage halls constructed on playground and amenity plots in Federal B Area Block- 9 Incholi and Mokka Chock Azizabad here on Saturday.The area people welcomed the ...
CM expresses condolence over death of Abdullah Hussain LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has expressed a deep sense of sorrow and grief over the death of internationally renowned writer and novelist Abdullah Hussain.In a condolence message, the chief minister paid tribute to the literary services of the deceased and said Abdullah Hussain was a historic writer and novelist and was an identity of Pakistan at international literary scene.Shahbaz Sharif said Abdullah Hussain created literature of international standard with unique style and ...


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Banking Review 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
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