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Day: January 5, 2023

Govt decides to compile authentic copy of Holy Quran’s translation

ISLAMABAD:The federal government has decided to compile an authentic copy of the Holy Quran with respect to its Arabic text and translation in consultation with provincial Quran Boards to prevent any kind of distortion. This was announced by Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah, along with Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Mufti Abdul Shakoor and PML-N leader Hanif Abbasi here in Islamabad on Thursday. He said prints of this authentic copy of the Holy Quran will be further distributed at district and tehsil levels. He said the federal and all the provincial governments will ensure that there should be authentic copies of Quran's Arabic text as well as its translation. He said action will be taken against any attempt to distort the Quran's text. He said cyber wing o...

Widening road from Sibi to Tali project will facilitate people: Secretary

LARKANA:Abdullah Khan, Secretary, Implementation, Planning and Development Department, has said that the widening of Road from Sibi to Tali project would facilitate people of the area. These views were expressed by him during inspection of project “Construction/ widening of Road from Sibi to Tali”. Khan said that the said project was being executed in 50:50 cost sharing between the federal government and the provincial government. He said that no compromise would be made on the quality of development work. Giving briefing to Secretary, Implementation, Planning and Development Department, Deputy Project Director said that total cost of the project was Rs. 6066.992 million, adding that total expenditure was Rs. 1719.072 Million. He said that earthwork on 68 kilometre Road along with al...

NA Speaker calls for making Parliament innovative to resolve national challenges

ISLAMABAD:National Assembly Speaker Raja Pervaiz Ashraf has said that the Parliament has to be innovative for inventing new ways to resolve the challenges faced by the nations. Addressing the participants of 26th Conference of Speakers and Presiding officers of Commonwealth on "Role of Speaker and Presiding Officer in Leading Parliamentary Innovations," in Canberra Australia, he said, "the world is going through sweeping changes". He said the global upheaval caused by the Coronavirus pandemic called for a new working and social environment while the catastrophes brought by the steep climate change also desired a new approach to human living.

Planning Minister invites PTI Chief to work for consensus electoral reforms package

ISLAMABAD:Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal has invited PTI Chief Imran Khan to come to the National Assembly and work for a consensus electoral reforms package. Talking to media here in Islamabad on Thursday, he said next elections will be held as per schedule. He said Pakistan, on this point of time, needs collaboration and not conflict. Turning to the International Conference on Climate Resilient Pakistan being held in Geneva on Monday, the Planning Minister said it will help providing resources for rehabilitation in flood affected areas of the country. He said Pakistan will present a ten-year program to make Pakistan climate resilient before the international community. He said Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif will lead Pakistan's delegation in the conference. Talking about the decis...

Kashmiris observed Right to Self-Determination Day

ISLAMABAD:Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control (LoC) and world over observed Right to Self-Determination Day on Thursday with a renewed pledge to continue their liberation struggle till it reaches its logical conclusion. Call for observance of the day was given by All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC). According to reports, the day was marked by various activities including protest demonstrations, rallies, seminars and conferences in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan and in all major capitals of the world. The United Nations was reminded that it must implement its relevant resolutions to settle the Kashmir dispute to save the Kashmiris from the Indian brutalities. It was January 5, 1949 when the UN Security Council passed a resol...