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Muharram moon sighted, Ashura on Oct 1st

Karachi: Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Chairman Mufti Munibur Rehman announced on Thursday that the moon of Muharramul Haram was sighted in the country and Ashura would be observed on October 1st(Sunday).

The meeting was held at the Met office in Karachi where evidences from zonal offices were also collected. The sighting of new crescent moon will mark the beginning of new Hijri year 1439 from Friday (tomorrow).

Earlier, meteorologists had predicted the birth of the new moon on Thursday, forecasting that the sky was expected to be clear in most parts of the country.

LHC orders to make Baqir Najfi report public is a step towards victory

LAHORE: Pakistan Awami Tehreek Chief Tahirul Qadri said that Lahore High court orders to make Justice Baqir Najfi report public is a step towards victory. We have waited a lot but didn’t blame and attack judiciary.

He was holding a press conference where he spoke after the court’s order.

He said that since three and half years no progress was made in the incident which claimed over a dozen lives and wounded many.

“But we bear no ill-will towards judiciary,” he said.

Model Town incident was the worst case of butchery, said Tahirul Qadri, adding that Shehbaz Sharif had said he would resign if held responsible.

Qadri alleged that bodies of the dead were made to disappear, and case was registered against 126 people but action was not taken against them.

The LHC ordered the Punjab government on Thursday to make public the judicial inquiry report into the Model Town killings.

The order was read out by Justice Mazahir Ali Akbar Naqvi while hearing a petition by the families of those injured in the 2014 clashes with police in Lahore to make the inquiry report public.

The petitions have been filed by the families of victims killed in Model Town during an ‘anti-encroachment’ operation conducted by police against the PAT headquarters. At least 14 people were killed and 100 others injured in the police action.