Millions of Muslims from across the world who had gathered in Mina for Hajj rituals yesterday will move to Arafat today. Hujjaj will offer Zohar and Asar prayers together and listen to "Hajj Khutba" at Masjid Nimra. They will stay in Arafat till sunset spending the day in prayers. Waqoof-e-Arafat on 9th of Zil Hajjah is the main ritual of Hajj. A large number of Pakistani pilgrims are performing Hajj this year. Saudi Government has made elaborate arrangements like provision of cold drinking water and establishment of a large number of toilets and ablution centres for the pilgrims. Ghilaf-e-Kaa'ba was changed this morning at a simple but graceful ceremony.

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Dr Anees Ahamad:(Religious Scholar)

"The 68th death anniversary of Father of Nation, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah is being observed with due solemnity and reverence today"

Different organisations and educational institutions have planned special seminars and ceremonies to pay rich tribute to the Quaid for rendering valuable services for the Muslims of the sub-continent. On this occasion, People from various walks of life would visit the mausoleum of the great Quaid to pay tributes and offer Fateha. Newspapers would public supplements and radio and television channels would air special programmes to shed light on the life and achievements of the Father of the Nation. Quaid-e-Azam passed away on this day in 1948 shortly after achieving independence for the nation. 

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Dr Mazhar Ali Talat: (Scholar)

"Combing operation to flush out terrorists-At least eight militants killed in Gayandari area at Punjab- Balochistan border- ISPR"

The security forces have killed eight terrorists during a combing operation at Gayandari on the border of Balochistan and Punjab on Saturday. According to ISPR, one security forces personnel embraced martyrdom during the operation. A number of terrorists and feraries along with cache of arms and ammunition have been apprehended. Numerous absconders were also apprehended from district Rajanpur's Gayandari area. Security forces also recovered a large cache of arms and ammunition during the combing operation. Gayandari is located on the border of Balochistan and Punjab.

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Brig.(R) Nazeer (Defence Analyst)

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