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Ramadan 2018 Moon: First Ramadan will be on May 17 in Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Other Countries of the World

Ramadan 2018 Moon: First Ramadan will be on May 17 in Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Other Countries of the World


Sumera Saeed | May 16, 2018 | category: News

Ramadan 2018 Moon: First Ramadan will be on May 17 in Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Other Countries of the World. Fasting is one of the five mandatory pillars of Islam. Muslims keep fasts in the holy month of Ramadan and seeks Allah’s blessings and forgiveness. This year the holy month of Ramadan is to begin on 17th May 2018 in many countries around the world.

The Saudi Arabian moon gazers said that the Ramadan Moon 2018 not sighted in the country and therefore the holy month of Ramadan will begin on the evening of 16th May while on 17th May there will be the 1st Ramadan. Millions of Muslims around the world will begin the holy month of Ramadan on Thursday, 17th May 2018. After the declaration of the concerned authorities the holy month of Ramadan 2018 is due to begin in Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Malaysia and Middle East countries.

On the other hand the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee met today at the head office in Karachi to see the Ramadan moon 2018 in Pakistan. The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee headed by Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman today in Karachi to see the Ramadan moon 2018 in Pakistan.

The Ruet-e-Hilal committee has received the evidence concerning sight of the crescent for the holy month of Ramadan 2018.

In Karachi, the sun set at 7:10 PM and the moon was observed 61 minutes after. Earlier the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) had predicted that the Ramadan 2018 moon would likely be sighted on 16th May and the prediction of PMD proved accurate as the Ramadan 2018 moon is sighted in Pakistan and the 1st Ramadan on 17th May (Thursday).

The Chairman of Ruet-e-Hilal committee Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman has announced that the Ramazan 2018 moon is sighted in Pakistan and the 1st Ramadan ul Mubarak will be on 17th May.

If there will be 30 Rozas (fasts) in Pakistan then the Eid-ul-Fitr 2018 will be on Saturday 16th June.

Here is the Ramadan 2018 calendar and sehr o iftar timing for Lahore:

Ramazan 2018

Day

May

June

Sehar

Fajr

Iftar
Maghrib

1 Thursday 17 03:33 AM 06:53 PM
2 Friday 18 03:32 AM 06:54 PM
3 Saturday 19 03:31 AM 06:54 PM
4 Sunday 20 03:30 AM 06:55 PM
5 Monday 21 03:29 AM 06:56 PM
6 Tuesday 22 03:28 AM 06:56 PM
7 Wednesday 23 03:28 AM 06:57 PM
8 Thusday 24 03:27 AM 06:57 PM
9 Friday 25 03:26 AM 06:58 PM
10 Saturday 26 03:26 AM 06:59 PM
11 Sunday 27 03:25 AM 06:59 PM
12 Monday 28 03:24 AM 07:00 PM
13 Tuesday 29 03:24 AM 07:01 PM
14 Wednesday 30 03:23 AM 07:01 PM
15 Thursday 31 03:23 AM 07:02 PM
16 Friday 01 03:22 AM 07:02 PM
17 Saturday 02 03:22 AM 07:03 PM
18 Sunday 03 03:21 AM 07:03 PM
19 Monday 04 03:21 AM 07:04 PM
20 Tuesday 05 03:20 AM 07:04 PM
21 Wednesday 06 03:20 AM 07:05 PM
22 Thursday 07 03:20 AM 07:05 PM
23 Friday 08 03:20 AM 07:06 PM
24 Saturday 09 03:19 AM 07:06 PM
25 Sunday 10 03:19 AM 07:07 PM
26 Monday 11 03:19 AM 07:07 PM
27 Tuesday 12 03:19 AM 07:08 PM
28 Wednesday 13 03:19 AM 07:08 PM
29 Thusday 14 03:19 AM 07:08 PM
30 Friday 15 03:19 AM 07:09 PM

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Zakat and Sadaqah Al-Fitr:

The Sadaqah Al Fitr is different from the annual payment of Zakat and Muslims have to pay it before the Eid-ul-Fitr Prayer.

This year the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has fixed the Nisab for Zakat deduction on bank accounts at Rs39,198 for the current Islamic year. Under the Zakat and Ushr Ordinance 1980, no Zakat would be deducted in case a bank account has less than Rs39,198. Here is the statement of issued by the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony on Monday.

Zakat-Notification-Daytimes

On the other hand the amount of Sadaqah Al Fitr is not yet announced by the concerned authorities. Last year the Chairman of Ruet-e-Hilal committee Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman had declared that minimum sadqa al fitar is Rs.100 and every one need to pay it according to his/her financial conditions.

Last year the Sadaqah Al Fitr was as per wheat rate was Rs.100, Rs.240 for barley, Raisins rates was Rs.1600 per person.

Roza Fidiya was Rs.7200 as per barley rate and Rs.48,000 as per dates and Raisins rates.

Roza na rakhne ka Kaffara is to feed 60 poor people or to give Rs.6,000 for wheat, Rs. 14,400 for barley, Rs. 76,800 for dates and Rs. 153,600 for raisin.

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Hajj 2018: Saudi Arabia Imposes 5% Tax on Services for Pakistanis

Hajj 2018: Saudi Arabia Imposes 5% Tax on Services for Pakistanis


Sumera Saeed | February 5, 2018 | category: News

Hajj 2018: Saudi Arabia Imposes 5% Tax on Services for Pakistanis. Hajj 2018 would likely to get more costly for Pakistanis, as the Saudi Arabian government has imposed 5% tax on Hajj services. Moreover the Saudi government has refuted to assign extra Hajj quota to Pakistan.

According to sources the government of Saudi Arabia has informed to the officials of Pakistani Ministry of Religious Affairs about the imposition of 5% tax and to stop assigning additional quota to Pakistanis.

Hajj Policy 2018 Announced

The 5% tax on Hajj 2018 pilgrims will be for using the services including transportation, residence and other during their stay in the Kingdom.

This year nearly 179210 Pakistani pilgrims would be traveling to Saudi Arab to performed Hajj through the government and private Hajj schemes.

This year the government of Pakistan devised a new Hajj policy according to which the quota under the private Hajj scheme has been decreased to 33%, which leads the private hajj tour operators to move to different courts of the country.

The sources further revealed that the Pakistani government has asked the Saudi government to allocate more Hajj quota via new census, in this way the government could assign quota to Private Hajj tour operators.

Government Banks Will Start Accepting Hajj Applications 2018 From Jan 15

On the other hand the Saudi Arabian government has refuted to assign more quota to Pakistan due to the lack of capacity in Mina.

Pakistani officials have also told Saudi officials of starting bio-metric system in Pakistan and requested to let off bio-metric verification on Saudi airports.

Due to the impose of 5% tax on Pakistani Hajj pilgrims, it is anticipated that the value of Pakistani currency losing its value and the pilgrims would have to bear costly trip to Saudi Arabia.

However, the Ministry of Religious Affairs has already taken the responsibility of bearing the extra expenses. Private Hajj tour operators said that the new Saudi taxes would be affecting them more.

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25-years Old Women Can Travel to Saudi Arabia on Tourist Visa

Now 25-Years Old Women Can Travel to Saudi Arabia on Tourist Visa


Sumera Saeed | January 11, 2018 | category: News

Now 25-years Old Women Can Travel to Saudi Arabia on Tourist Visa. We earlier reported you that Saudi Arabia has now stated issuing tourist visas to the people interested to visit the country in the first quarter 2018. Presently, an electronic system for the process is underway.

The main aim to introduce the tourist visas is just to promote the tourism sector of Saudi Arabia.

Now the Saudi government has announced that the country would allow the women, who are at least 25 years, old to visit the kingdom without the need to be accompanied by a family member. Though, a women under 25 must be accompanied by a family member.

Omar Al Mubarak, director general of licensing at the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) told to the Arab News that the  tourist visa will be a single-entry visa, and valid for 30 days maximum.

Now Biometric Verification Compulsory for Umrah and Hajj pilgrims

This visa is added to those currently available in the Kingdom. It is independent of work, visit, Hajj and Umrah visas.

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SECP Registered Over 4,000 New Companies This Year

SECP Registered Over 4,000 New Companies This Year


admin | January 9, 2018 | category: Business

SECP Registered Over 4,000 New Companies This Year. With the registration of 4,954 new companies during the first half of the current fiscal year with the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) the number of companies have been increased to 83,879. According to SECP sources, as compared to last year, there has been 44 percent growth registered in the new companies this year that indicate the growth in the industrial sector of the country.

The details released by the SECP , there has been massive increase in number of new companies due to various reform measures taken by the government and simplification of incorporation procedure, reduction in fee. About 82 percent of companies were registered as private limited companies, while around 16 percent were registered as single-member companies.

The data indicated that two percent of the companies were registered as public listed, non-profit associations, trade organizations and foreign companies> The trading sector took the lead with the incorporation of 783 companies, services with 729, construction with 625, information technology with 599, tourism with 274, food and beverages with 164, engineering with 155, education with 148, corporate agricultural farming with 126, real estate development with 106, transport with 100, pharmaceutical with 86, textile with 77, communication with 76, fuel and energy with 75, auto and allied and healthcare with 71 each, cable and electric goods with 58, broadcasting and telecasting with 57, chemical with 55, power generation with 47, paper and board with 46, mining and quarrying with 45, steel and allied with 38, cement with 9 and 334 companies were registered in other sectors.
Moreover, 35 foreign companies were also registered by SECP in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad while foreign investment has been reported in 329 new companies.
These companies have foreign investors from Afghanistan, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Canada, Cayman Islands, China, Denmark, Egypt, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, South Korea, Lebanon, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, the UK, Ukraine and the US.

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Now Biometric Verification Compulsory for Umrah and Hajj pilgrims

Now Biometric Verification Compulsory for Umrah and Hajj pilgrims


admin | January 8, 2018 | category: News

Now Biometric Verification Compulsory for Umrah and Hajj pilgrims. The government of Saudi Arabia has made the verification of biometric compulsory for Umrah pilgrims from 10th of January. As per document received with Online, from 10th instant , all Umrah and Hajj pilgrims traveling to Saudi Arabia would be bound to ensure their verification on biometric.

Sources said that after receiving direction from Saudi Arabia, Ministry of Religious Affairs has issued necessary instructions to all concerned companies regarding Pakistani pilgrims. He added that this initiative has been taken for the protection and provision of better services to Umrah and Hajj pilgrims of various countries.

“All the persons entering in Saudi Arabia would be bound to abide by the Saudi laws as Saudi government gives significance to its guests, however the Umrah and Hajj pilgrims would have to follow the Saudi laws”, sources added.
It is worth mentioning here that Saudi government had postponed the verification of bio metric twice during last few months due to inappropriate arrangements of companies who have licence for sending pilgrims to Saudi Arabia for Umrah and Hajj but after the assurance from them, the Saudi government has made it compulsory the verification of biometric system.

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Saudi Arabia to Issue Tourist Visas in 2018

Saudi Arabia to Issue Tourist Visas in 2018


Sumera Saeed | December 22, 2017 | category: News

Saudi Arabia to Issue Tourist Visas in 2018. Yes, you heard the right. Saudi Arabia will start issuing tourist visas in 2018. According to sources the Saudi Arabia will start issuing tourist visas in the first quarter of 2018.

Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage, Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz said that government has consented to the launch of electronic visas next year to all nations. He add that they are setting up the regulations regarding the tourist visas and who is eligible and how to obtain.

The main aim to introduce the tourist visas is just to promote the tourism sector of Saudi Arabia.  Currently, millions of Muslims travel to Saudi Arabia to perform Haj and Umrah. But now Saudi Arabia, which is also offering tourist visas for a limited number of countries under strict regulation, will start offering to other countries as well.

Prince Sultan said the cost of the new tourist visa had not yet been settled, but it be as low as possible.

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Zong Saudi Arabia per Minute Offer For Postpaid & Prepaid Customers

Zong Saudi Arabia per Minute Offer For Postpaid & Prepaid Customers


Ram zi | November 6, 2017 | category: Mobile Phones

Zong Saudi Arabia per Minute Offer For Postpaid & Prepaid Customers. Zong is come up with the new Saudi Arabia per Minute Offer that let you call your loved ones living in at affordable rates.  With the Zong Saudi Arabia per Minute Offer you can call at any Landline & Mobile number of Saudi Arabia at discount rates.

Furthermore, this offer is beneficial for you if your near and dear ones are in Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj and Umrah.

With this Zong Saudi Arabia per Minute Offer the Postpaid & Prepaid customers will be able to dial outgoing calls to Saudi Arabia (Landline & Mobile) in just PKR 5+Tax/ Minute with monthly Subscription charges of PKR 25+Tax.

How to Subscribe?

  • SMS Sub to 3626 or dial *3626#

How to UN-subscribe?

  • You can send SMS “Unsub” to 3626 or dial USSD *3626#.

Subscription Charges:

  • 25+Tax / Month

Call Charges:

  • 5+Tax/ Minute

Terms & Conditions:

  • Zong Saudi Arabia per Minute Offer is available for all Prepaid & Post-paid customers.
  • It’s not an renowned offer, customer will have to re-activate offer after completing one month.
  • This is a limited time offer and CMPAK reserves the right to terminate offer anytime.

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Budget-2017-18

Budget 2017-18 Will Be Presented On 26th May


Sumera Saeed | May 25, 2017 | category: News

The Budget 2017-18 will be presented tomorrow on 26th May in National Assembly. The Finance Minister Ishaq Dar will make budget speech and present the budget documents before the Senate on 26th May.

The government has almost finalised the draft of the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) for 2017-18 and Economic Survey 2016-17.

The government is to increase the salary and pension of government employees but the increase rate in not finalized yet.

In the National Assembly and Senate sessions on 24th to 26th May respectively, the federal budget 2017-18 will be presented and meeting will be attended by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and President Mamnoon Hussain.

In the budget 2017-18 no major relief is anticipated unless the prime minister chooses to interfere. On the other hand, the prime minister will summon a special meeting on the budget after his return from Saudi Arabia.

SalamAir

SalamAir Launches Direct Services Between Pakistan and Oman


Sumera Saeed | May 23, 2017 | category: News

SalamAir, Oman’s first budget airline, has welcomed Sialkot and Multan to its fast-growing network of destinations. With one-way tickets starting at just 9,900 PKR, the thrice weekly direct service between Muscat and Sialkot began on 16th May while flights to Multan will start on 23rdMay. Karachi is set to join the SalamAir flight schedule in the coming months.

Offering guests added convenience, Gerry’s Group, Pakistan’s largest aviation and travel Services Company, have been appointed as SalamAir’s on ground partner.

Gerry’s Group, Pakistan’s Largest Air travel and Aviation conglomerate since 1964, is associated with the world’s renowned aviation companies as GSA, GSP and GHA. Gerry’s has been running successful operations with over 3000 employees and 100+ offices in Pakistan and abroad. Gerry’s takes immense pride with the trust bestowed upon it by SalamAir; Gerry’s would do its utmost best to ensure SalamAirs prosperity and progress as Gerry’s subscribes to an equally promising ownership of the airline & will continue to invest for mutual prosperity.

“I am confident the increased connectivity provided by SalamAir on these currently under-served routes will strengthen trade relations between Pakistan and Oman,” said Khalid Al Yahmadi, Chairman of SalamAir. “The flights will promote business and leisure travel between Pakistan and Oman, serving in particular the needs of the Sultanate’s vibrant Pakistani expatriate community, currently over 220,000. Additionally, the new services will facilitate travel for Omanis keen to explore the possibilities of Pakistan’s booming economy, particularly the wealth of opportunities presented by the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. For its part, Pakistan’s business community will be able to capitalize on the Sultanate’s investor friendly regulatory framework and the many lucrative commercial options of Oman’s diversifying economic base, which includes tourism, manufacturing, fisheries, mining and logistics.”

François Bouteiller, SalamAir CEO added:

“It is with great pleasure that SalamAir introduces its innovative approach to travel on these new routes to and from Pakistan. SalamAir offers a welcoming, reliable, affordable and quality service that gives our guests the choice and flexibility to shape their own journey. Adding to the enjoyment of flying with SalamAir is the pleasure of traveling on our fleet of A320s, known for the comfort of their wider cabins and outstanding safety record.”

François went on to say that the Sialkot and Multan routes will also facilitate onward journeys through SalamAir’s regular services to Jeddah and Madinah in Saudi Arabia, to Dubai, and of course to Salalah in the south of Oman.

Redefining the budget airline sector, SalamAir has enjoyed tremendous success since its launch in January of this year. In addition to its existing route network, the airline will be launching seasonal travel options including flights from Muscat to Taif during Ramadan and additional services to Madinah for the duration of the Holy Month. The airline will also increase its flights to Salalah during the popular monsoon season.

Guests are invited to book their flights on SalamAir through the airline’s easy-to-use website: www.salamair.com. All routes offer a choice of three easy fare options: Light, Friendly & Flexi. Always offering value for money, a cost-conscious menu of additional services is available to guests, which includes extra luggage allowance, seat selection, and priority check-in.

Eid-ul-Adha 2016 Holidays In Pakistan

Eid-ul-Adha 2016 Holidays In Pakistan


Sumera Saeed | September 3, 2016 | category: Eid-al-Adha 2016 in Pakistan

Eid-ul-Adha 2016 Holidays In Pakistan

The Zilhaj Moon is not sighted in Pakistan on 2nd September and the 1st Zilhaj will be on 4th September 2016 in Pakistan. All the Muslim celebrate Eid-ul-Adha on 10 Zilhuj by sacrificing the animals after Hajj in order to commemorate the Hazarat Ibrahim’s enthusiasm to sacrifice his son for Allah Almighty.

According to the statement of Chairman Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman of Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee the Eid-ul-Adha will be celebrated in Pakistan on 13th September 2016.

The public holidays for Eid-ul-Adha 2016 in Paksitan will start from on 11th September.

Also Read:Eid-ul-Azha will be celebrated on 13th September 2016 In Pakistan

The official Eid-ul-Adha 2016 Holidays in Pakistan will start from 12th September and end on 15th September.

In Saudi Arabia the Eid-ul-Adha will be on 12th September and the Day of Arafat will be on 11th September.

Also Read:Zilhaj Moon is Not Sighted In Pakistan