Ramadan

Pakistan cracks down on donations to banned groups during Ramadan

Pakistan cracks down on donations to banned groups during Ramadan

The federal government has ordered all provinces to prevent donations from reaching banned groups that use the money to fund terrorist activity.


Pakistani officials ramp up security, tackle price gouging ahead of Ramadan

Pakistani officials ramp up security, tackle price gouging ahead of Ramadan

The government has set up special bazaars across the country to provide food at subsidised rates during the holy month.


In photos: Pakistanis throng markets ahead of Eid ul Fitr

In photos: Pakistanis throng markets ahead of Eid ul Fitr

Improvements in security have led to an increase in the number of shoppers during the final days of Ramadan.


Pakistan on alert for militant groups posing as charities during Ramadan

Pakistan on alert for militant groups posing as charities during Ramadan

Militants dupe or strong-arm the faithful into giving zakat and fitrana to phony charities -- funds that then go towards purchasing arms and bombs, not towards helping the needy, authorities warn.


Pakistani calligraphy exhibition promotes art, peace and harmony

Pakistani calligraphy exhibition promotes art, peace and harmony

The exhibition in Karachi runs through the end of June.


N. Waziristan residents joyfully prepare for Eid ul Fitr

N. Waziristan residents joyfully prepare for Eid ul Fitr

For many residents who languished in TDP (temporarily displaced person) camps, this will be their first Eid at home in three years.


Playing sports now mainstay Ramadan tradition in Pakistan

Playing sports now mainstay Ramadan tradition in Pakistan

Nighttime cricket, volleyball and football tournaments draw in youth of diverse sects and ethnicities and have become a pillar of Ramadan traditions.


Pakistan beefs up security for Ramadan

Pakistan beefs up security for Ramadan

Police are taking special security measures to ensure a peaceful holy month.


Pakistani religious leaders promote interfaith harmony during Ramadan

Pakistani religious leaders promote interfaith harmony during Ramadan

The Muslim holy month has no place for violence, they say.


Pakistan raises awareness of 'safe charity' ahead of Ramadan

Pakistan raises awareness of 'safe charity' ahead of Ramadan

Militants exploit Pakistanis' generosity during the Muslim holy month by setting up phony charities, warn civil society groups.


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