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Hindu community to observe Holi festival on March 5 HYDERABAD: Hindus in Pakistan will be celebrating Holi on Thursday, the festival of colours that falls in the lunar month of Phalguna of the Hindu calendar.Holi, which is a popular Hindu spring festival of colours, is observed in Pakistan at the end of the winter season on the last full moon of the lunar month.Like other parts of the country the Hindus community of the Hyderabad will celebrate Holi on March 5, 2015 by splashing colours on each other, singing hymns and offering special prayers for the prosperity of Pakistan and its minorities.The celebration of Holi is very ancient in its origin. By its very origin, Holi is celebrated as an ultimate triumph of the "good" over the "evil." Many colours associated with Holi are said to be the face of celebrations.On the occasion of Holi the Hindus community meets with friends and plays with the colours, dance and generally ...

CJCSC discusses professional matters with PM ISLAMABAD: Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Rashad Mahmood called on Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif here on Tuesday.Professional matters related to the armed forces of Pakistan and overall national security situation came under discussion during the meeting, a statement from the PM House said.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015 ...
PM concerned over losses by rains ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday expressed grief over the losses caused by recent rains in various parts of the country.Regretting the loss of valuable lives, the Prime Minister directed the provincial and local authorities to take immediate relief and rehabilitation measures so as to mitigate the sufferings of the people.The Prime Minister also directed the health authorities to keep a close watch on the possibility of outbreak of any epidemic in rain ...
Ex CJP was provided vehicle under IHC orders: Senate informed ISLAMABAD: The Senate was informed Tuesday that a bullet proof vehicle to former Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry has been provided by the government in pursuance of the verdict of Islamabad High Court.Minister for Law, Justice and Human Rights Pervaiz Rasheed informed the House during Question Hour that Iftikhar Chaudhry was using a bullet proof Mercedes Benz No GD-0341 of Cabinet Division and Law and Justice division is bearing the expenditure on petrol and maintenance under ...
Pervaiz Rashid urges implementation of rules regarding misleading advertisements ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Pervaiz Rashid on Tuesday told the Senate that there was a need to ensure implementation of rules and regulations in letter and spirit to check misleading advertisements in media.Replying to a question of Senator Nuzhat Sadiq during the Question Hour session, the minister said that a legal framework was available to the government to check appearance of misleading advertisements in the print and electronic media.He said the ...
PM takes notice of stranded Pakistani passengers at New Delhi airport ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Monday took notice of more than 200 Pakistani passengers stuck at New Delhi airport after an aircraft of Gulf Air had developed some technical fault.Advisor to PM on Aviation Shujaat Azeem was directed to contact concerned authorities and arrange a special PIA flight if needed, said a press release.The Prime Minister also directed the Pakistan High Commission in India to look after the well-being of the stranded passengers.The Gulf ...
Army troops put on alert for any possible flood in Nullah Lai: ISPR RAWALPINDI: For any possible flood in Nullah Lai, Army troops have been put on alert in Rawalpindi to respond instantly for rescue efforts, ISPR said.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015 ...


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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
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