Rs1m grant for reconstruction of All Saints Church

Minister assures better health faciities to blast victims

PESHAWAR: Provincial Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has announced Rs1 million grant for reconstruction of All Saints Church, damaged in a suicide attack by terrorists on September 22.
Provincial Minister for Zakat Usher and Religious Affairs Habib ur Rehman addressing a press conference here strongly condemned the incident and said the incident seems to be happened due to security lapse.

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UoP inks MoU to develop academic interaction with religious seminaries

PESHAWAR: The University of Peshawar (UoP) Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Islamabad based Peace and Education Foundation (PEF) with a view to develop academic interaction between the University and the graduates and teachers of the religious seminaries.
The interaction will be based on a 20-day rigorous evening course of 3 credit hour a day covering themes such as self awareness about the status of teaching and teachers, classroom management, lesson planning, learning and development, conflict resolution, human rights, pluralism, logical and critical thinking and debate on madrassa curriculum.

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734 companies providing services to Pakistani Haj pilgrims

PESHAWAR: The Senate Standing Committee on Religious Affairs was informed on Wednesday the 734 companies were providing services to the intending Pakistani Haj pilgrims this year.
The committee, which met here at the Parliament House with Senator Hamdullah in the chair, was told that 19 new companies were registered this year while the total number of tour operators was 3,627.
The committee directed the Ministry of Religious Affairs to provide details regarding complaints against the tour operators and the action taken against them.

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Attack on church a futile attempt to sow seed of hatred among Muslims, minorities: Priest

PESHAWAR: The deadly attack on All Saints Church  targeting worshiping Christian that claimed 83 precious lives and injured more than 100 people would fail to sow seed of hatred among Muslims and minorities.
"We have centuries old bond with the people of the area and such conspiracies would fail to create a wedge among Muslims and minorities," said Asghar Samual, Senior Priest, Church of Pakistan.
Our relations with Muslims is not new.

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Eidul Azha likely on Oct 16

PESHAWAR: Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has predicted that Zilhaj moon will be sighted on October 06, and Eid ul Azha will fall on Oct 16.
According to PMD officials, Zilhaj month was likely to start from October 07 and Eid ul Azha would be celebrated on 17th of October.
The Met-Office sources said that age of crescent should be at least 40 minutes to be sighted. - INP

 

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