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VIDEO: Bed-ridden Pakistani boy runs family food business

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Abdul Moeed is a miracle boy in more ways than one. He was diagnosed with a muscular dystrophy disease that results in increasing weakening and breakdown of skeletal muscles over time. Abdul Moeed was eventually unable to walk by age 7 and by age 10 he started using a wheel chair. Growing up, he excelled in his studies and completed intermediate from university. In 2010 Abdul Moeed had a major breakdown which got him on ventilator throughout day and night. Food delivery service Years of ...

Pakistan has sold around 750,000 tons of wheat for export

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Pakistan has sold around 750,000 tons of wheat ready for export with a price range of around $188 to $200 a ton, free-on-board, grain exporter Seatrade group said on Saturday. “Some of the wheat is being sold as milling wheat and other as feed ... Some is going by road to Afghanistan,” Tayub Rafiq Balagamwala, director of corporate affairs, told an industry event in Dubai. Pakistan has been hardly visible in wheat export markets in past years with its main sales going to ...

Pakistan court sentences Zainab’s killer to death on four counts

Saturday, 17 February 2018

An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan has found Imran Ali guilty in the rape and murder of six-year-old Zainab Amin, and have ruled on Saturday to sentence him to the death penalty on four counts, reported Dawn news. The four counts are: Kidnap, rape, murder and “commiting an act of terrorism.” Ali's arrest brought to light seven more killings and many Pakistanis have demanded he be publicly executed. Ali is also facing several fines worth nearly 2 million rupees, about $31,000, for ...

Pakistan army contingent to join training, advisory mission in Saudi Arabia

Friday, 16 February 2018

The Pakistani Inter-Services Public Relations agency said on Thursday that a contingent of troops will be stationed in Saudi Arabia on a “training and advisory mission.” The announced was made following a meeting between the Saudi Ambassador, Nawaf Saeed al-Maliki, and Pakistan’s Army Chief General, Qamar Javed Bajwa. The troops will be joining nearly 1,180 others already stationed in the kingdom, the Dawn newspaper. The formerly deployed troops were also serving in training ...

Pakistan all-girl team to participate in UK Formula Student racing event

Friday, 16 February 2018

A group of 15 female Pakistani students are working on producing a car which will be put through to participate at the International Formula Student competition. The motor sport is set to take place at the Silverstone car racing track in the UK this July. The students, who pursue different majors ranging from business to electrical engineering, are enrolled at the National University of Sciences and Technology. Determined to win The team, which has chosen to go by the name of ‘Team ...

Council of Pakistani Scholars condemns Iran's demand to internationalize Hajj

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Sheikh Tahir al-Ashrafi, the head of the Council of Pakistani Scholars, confirmed that Iran’s latest demand for the internationalization of the Muslim hajj pilgrimage is a resentful attack on Saudi Arabia. He added that their attempts will not work as the kingdom, under the leadership of King Salman bin Abdulaziz, works tirelessly for their holy sites, shown more recently with the new developments and construction that aims to facilitate pilgrimage for the millions of annual visitors. King ...

Pakistan Senator: Demands on Hajj, Umra absurd, politically motivated

Thursday, 15 February 2018

The demand made by Iranian leadership and other countries for taking the Hajj and Umrah services away from Saudi control and handing over to any international committee is absurd and politically motivated, Senator Professor Sajid Mir, a prominent Islamist leader of Pakistan and President of Markazi Jamiat Ahle Hadith, has said. Speaking exclusively to AlArabiya.net, Mir said that the enemies of Saudi regime spare no effort in trying to damage its reputation. “Citing lack of security and ...

Saudi Arabia and Pakistan carry out joint naval training

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

A joint naval training of the Royal Saudi Navy and the Pakistan Navy, ‘Sea Breeze-11’ and ‘Coastal Shield-4’, was underway in the Arabian Gulf waters at the King Abdulaziz naval base.The director of training, Brigadier General Sajir bin Raffid al-Enezi, said that during the training, many joint operations are carried out between Saudi Arabian and Pakistani naval vessels.These include submarine training and handling, landing operations on ships, vertical flights, refueling ...

Pakistan police arrests gang extracting spinal fluid from women

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Pakistan police have arrested a gang accused of extracting spinal fluid from swindled victims, officials said Tuesday, the latest case involving the country's notorious medical black market. Police in Punjab province's eastern Hafizabad district arrested five suspects after being tipped off by relatives of a woman victim, who was told the procedure was needed for a program which offers free wedding dowries. Officials suspect the fluid was being sold on the black market to be used in bone marrow ...

Pakistan court indicts suspect in child Zainab murder case

Monday, 12 February 2018

A Pakistan court Monday charged a man with raping and murdering a young girl in a case that enraged the country and sparked major riots in his home district. Imran Ali, 24, pleaded not guilty to the offences against six-year-old Zainab Fatima Ameen in the Punjab city of Kasur last month, said defense lawyer Mehr Shakeel Multani. “The police have levelled baseless and false allegations against my client,” Multani told AFP. The hearing was held in Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat prison for ...

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