Day: November 5, 2011

Pakistan Indicts 7 in Bhutto Assassination

LAHORE, Pakistan — A Pakistani antiterrorism court indicted five militants and two police officers Saturday in the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, prosecutors said. Ms. Bhutto was killed after an election rally in 2007 in an attack by at least one gunman and a suicide bomber, both of […]

Arabnews Editorial: Essence of Haj

Today is the Day of Arafat. More than 2.5 million pilgrims, including 1.8 million who have come from abroad, will gather on the plains of Arafat today for the most important ritual of the Haj — praying, chanting and reciting the Qur’anic verses and supplicating before their Creator. Makkah has […]

PAKSAT-1R: Pakistan’s first indigenously made satellite inaugurated

  Published: November 5, 2011 Source/Courtesy: Xpress Tribune LAHORE: Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani formally inaugurated the commercial operation of Pakistan’s first indigenously made communication satellite Paksat-1R near Kala Shah Kaku in Lahore on Saturday. Addressing the inauguration ceremony‚ Gilani said that the application of space technology would contribute significantly […]

HAJ DIARY: Day One

By SIRAJ WAHAB | ARAB NEWS Published: Nov 5, 2011 01:08 Updated: Nov 5, 2011 01:08 MINA, Nov. 4, 2011 Haj 2011 has begun on a bright note with hundreds of thousands of pilgrims, including men, women and children, converging on this tent city with prayers and talbiyah on their […]

Millions converge on Mina

By SIRAJ WAHAB & SYED FAISAL ALI | ARAB NEWS MINA: The valley of Mina came alive as more than 2.5 million pilgrims from around the world converged on the tent city on their first stop to the plains of Arafat. There was adequate security. Officers were out in full […]