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JEDDAH: Three packages have been approved for this year’s pilgrimage, with a government ministry saying that people could register online for Hajj including women without a mahram (male guardian). Registration for this year’s Hajj opened at 1 p.m on Sunday after the government said it would limit this year’s cohort to citizens and residents of the Kingdom.Registration is available until 10 p.m. on June 23. There is no priority for early applicants.Costs for the three approved packages are SR16,560.50 ($4,426), SR14,381.95, and SR12,113.95. VAT will be added to the price of each package.According to the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah’s…

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Lahore: Punjab budget for the next fiscal year 2021-22is being presented in the provincial assembly in Lahore today. Punjab Finance Minister Hashim Jawan Bakht will present the budget. According to a spokesman of Punjab Finance Department, a special package for industries and a number of public welfare projects will be announced in the budget. It was also expected that the development budget for education and health see raise of 1.5 per cent in that budget, while for Sehat Card, a health insurance initiative, Rs60 billion had been recommended. He said provision of health Sahulat Cards will be ensured to 100…

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ABU DHABI: A maiden four-fer in his sixth T20 match by Shahnawaz Dhani and a century second wicket partnership between Mohammad Rizwan and Sohaib Maqsood steered Multan Sultans to a clinical eight-wicket victory over Peshawar Zalmi in the 21st match of the HBL Pakistan Super League 6 at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium on late Monday. Shahnawaz returned figures of 4-0-31-4 to restrict Zalmi to 166 for seven after a rapid 40-ball 56 by Sherfane Rutherford. Rizwan and Sohaib then stitched a 116-run partnership from 76 balls to set up Sultans’ win with 21 balls and eight wickets spare. Rizwan…

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ISLAMABAD: The country on Monday recorded the lowest deaths and positive cases reported in a day since June 1; the national tally on Monday of total active COVID-19 cases was recorded 41,726 with 1,019 more people tested positive for the deadly virus and 1,549 people recovered from the disease during the last 24 hours. Thirty-four corona patients have died during past 24 hours, 33 of whom were under treatment in hospitals and one out of the hospitals in their respective quarantines or homes, according to the latest update issued by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC). During the past…

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ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said the concept of “strategic depth” was obsolete and Pakistan was committed to move together with Afghanistan to attain the goals of peace and economic prosperity. “Peace in Afghanistan is a shared responsibility and no failure or mistake should be blamed on Pakistan,” the foreign minister said at the inaugural session of the conference titled ‘Pakistan-Afghanistan Bilateral Dialogue’ organized by the Regional Peace Institute. The foreign minister said Pakistan wanted to resolve the mutual issues with Afghanistan under the mechanism of APPAPS (Afghanistan-Pakistan Plan of Action for Peace and Solidarity). Stressing the policy of geo-economics,…

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Monday said Shehbaz Sharif had nothing to say against the federal budget 2021-22 as Prime Minister Imran Khan’s prudent political and economic strategy had cleaned bowled him. In a tweet, he said how would the opposition leader criticize the government’s economic policies when he (Shehbaz Sharif ) was well aware of the fact that a company of his party’s former finance minister had earned the record profit. Fawad said that Prime Minister Imran Khan had put Pakistan’s economy on the path of development. While the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM)’s ‘Khattara’…

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan called for strict action against the websites fanning hatred to create a divide in humanity, also urging the Muslim world to present their case at international forums and improve understanding of Islam. The prime minister, in an interview with the CBC’s chief political correspondent Rosemary Barton, also aired by the PTV, said the use of terms Islamic extremism and Islamic radical started after publication of Salman Rushdie’s book and then the 9/11. The interview was aired as in London, Ontario, the funeral prayer of four members of Pakistani family, killed in run over by a pickup…

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Esra Bilgic’, who played the role of ‘Halime’ in ‘Ertugrul’, became a star in Pakistan as soon as the series broadcasted in the country. Esra has gained much popularity and admiration in Pakistan ever since the super hit Turkish television series Dirilis: Ertugrul aired in Pakistan. Esra delighted her millions of fans across the world with latest breathtaking snaps with her friends as shooting of her new drama serial Kanunsuz Topraklar wrapped up in Zonguldak. Esra looked gorgeous in the latest dazzling pictures. Esra Bilgic will share the screen space with her ‘Ertugrul’ co-star Ugur Gunes in new drama serial Kanunsuz Topraklar. Earlier,…

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Pakistani actor and host Yasir Hussain has received the Covid-19 vaccine and shared the photo with his fans on social media. The Lahore Se Aagey actor took to Instagram and posted his photo receiving the Covid-19 vaccine at the Arts Council of Pakistan, in Karachi. Yasir shared his picture with the caption “Alhamdulillah.” https://www.instagram.com/p/CQBYSFzjtjO/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has called upon the world leaders to crack down on online hate speech and Islamophobia following the deadly truck attack in London-Ontario, Canada.   “Everyone is shocked in [Pakistan], because we saw the family picture, and so a family being targeted like that has had a deep impact in Pakistan,” Prime Minister Khan told the CBC’s chief political correspondent Rosemary Barton in an interview posted on its website on Saturday. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) is the main news outlet in Canada. The prime minister said the recent pattern of domestic terror in Western countries demanded…

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