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Ramadan Sehr o Iftaar Timings in cities of Pakistan

July 31, 2012 Leave a comment

19:17 03:27 21 July 1
19:16 03:28 22 July 2
19:16 03:29 23 July 3
19:15 03:30 24 July 4
19:15 03:31 25 July 5
19:14 03:32 26 July 6
19:13 03:32 27 July 7
19:13 03:33 28 July 8
19:12 03:34 29 July 9
19:11 03:35 30 July 10
19:10 03:36 31 July 11
19:10 03:37 01 August 12
19:09 03:38 02 August 13
19:08 03:39 03 August 14
19:07 03:40 04 August 15
19:06 03:41 05 August 16
19:06 03:42 06 August 17
19:05 03:43 07 August 18
19:04 03:44 08 August 19
19:03 03:45 09 August 20
19:02 03:45 10 August 21
19:01 03:46 11 August 22
19:00 03:47 12 August 23
18:59 03:48 13 August 24
18:58 03:49 14 August 25
18:57 03:50 15 August 26
18:56 03:51 16 August 27
18:55 03:52 17 August 28
18:54 03:53 18 August 29
18:53 03:54 19 August 30

 

19:07 03:37 21 July 1
19:06 03:38 22 July 2
19:06 03:39 23 July 3
19:05 03:40 24 July 4
19:05 03:41 25 July 5
19:04 03:42 26 July 6
19:03 03:42 27 July 7
19:03 03:43 28 July 8
19:02 03:44 29 July 9
19:01 03:45 30 July 10
19:00 03:46 31 July 11
19:00 03:47 01 August 12
18:59 03:48 02 August 13
18:58 03:49 03 August 14
18:57 03:50 04 August 15
18:56 03:51 05 August 16
18:56 03:52 06 August 17
18:55 03:53 07 August 18
18:54 03:54 08 August 19
18:53 03:55 09 August 20
18:52 03:55 10 August 21
18:51 03:56 11 August 22
18:50 03:57 12 August 23
18:49 03:58 13 August 24
18:48 03:59 14 August 25
18:47 04:00 15 August 26
18:46 04:01 16 August 27
18:45 04:02 17 August 28
18:44 04:03 18 August 29
18:43 04:04 19 August 30
Other Cities of Pakistan
 Karachi  Hyderabad  Islamabad  Faisalabad
 Lahore  Multan  Peshawar  Quetta
 Rawalpindi  Sukkar  Abbotabad  Ahmedpureast
 Alipur  Arifwala  Attock  Badin
 Bahawalnagar  Bahwalpur  Bannu  Barkhan
 Bhaipharu  Bhakkar  Bhalwal  Burewala
View Ramadan Timings of More Countries
● Pakistan ● Afghanistan ● Algeria ● Argentina
● Australia ● Austria ● Azerbaijan ● Bahrain
● Bangladesh ● Belgium ● Brazil ● Brunei Darussalam
● Canada ● Chile ● China ● Colombia
● Egypt ● Ethiopia ● France ● Georgia
● Germany ● Ghana ● Greece ● Hong Kong
● Hungary ● India ● Indonesia ● Iran, Islamic Republic of
● Iraq ● Ireland ● Italy ● Jamaica
● Japan ● Jersey ● Jordan ● Kenya
● Kuwait ● Kyrgyzstan ● Lebanon ● Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
● Malaysia ● Maldives ● Mexico ● Morocco
● Nepal ● Netherlands ● New Zealand ● Nigeria
● Norway ● Oman ● Philippines ● Poland
● Portugal ● Qatar ● Romania ● Russian Federation
● Saudi Arabia ● Singapore ● Somalia ● South Africa
● Spain ● Sri Lanka ● Sudan ● Swaziland
● Sweden ● Switzerland ● Syrian Arab Republic ● Taiwan
● Tanzania, United Republic of ● Thailand ● Turkey ● Uganda
● Ukraine ● United Arab Emirates ● United Kingdom ● United States
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Pakistan bans zakat, fitrana collection by militants

July 31, 2012 Leave a comment

By Zia Ur Rehman

KARACHI – The Pakistani government has imposed a nationwide ban on collection of zakat and fitrana donations of food aid by banned outfits during Ramadan, Rehman Malik, senior advisor to Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf on interior affairs, said.

“Any social and welfare organisation willing to collect zakat and fitrana has to apply and acquire permission from the government; otherwise, no one will be allowed to indulge in these activities,” Malik said July 22.

“Directives have been issued to police and law enforcement agencies to keep an eye on fund-raising activities of banned militant outfits during Ramadan,” he said.

Banned extremist groups pose as charities to rake in millions of rupees that fund terrorism instead of helping the poor, charity activists say.

Pakistan bans zakat, fitrana collection by militants

July 24, 2012 Leave a comment

By Zia Ur Rehman

 

KARACHI – The Pakistani government has imposed a nationwide ban on collection of zakat and fitrana donations of food aid by banned outfits during Ramadan, Rehman Malik, senior advisor to Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf on interior affairs, said.

“Any social and welfare organisation willing to collect zakat and fitrana has to apply and acquire permission from the government; otherwise, no one will be allowed to indulge in these activities,” Malik said July 22.

“Directives have been issued to police and law enforcement agencies to keep an eye on fund-raising activities of banned militant outfits during Ramadan,” he said.

Banned extremist groups pose as charities to rake in millions of rupees that fund terrorism instead of helping the poor, charity activists say.

 

SOURCE:   http://centralasiaonline.com/en_GB/articles/caii/newsbriefs/2012/07/23/newsbrief-05

 

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During Ramadan, Pakistani militants collect money for terrorism

July 24, 2012 Leave a comment

Authorities take action, analysts say

By Zia Ur RehmanPrint

KARACHI – As the holy month of Ramadan begins, charitable fund-raising appeals are getting under way across Pakistan. But security analysts and social activists are concerned about terrorist groups posing as charities seeking to take advantage of zakat donations.
  • A Pakistani security officer seals the Karachi office of Jamaat-ud-Dawa in December 2008. Pakistan put the Islamist charity, regarded as a front for the Lashkar-e-Taiba group, under monitoring. As Ramadan begins, authorities are cracking down on militant groups who pose as charities but use the money to fund terrorism. [REUTERS/Athar Hussain]A Pakistani security officer seals the Karachi office of Jamaat-ud-Dawa in December 2008. Pakistan put the Islamist charity, regarded as a front for the Lashkar-e-Taiba group, under monitoring. As Ramadan begins, authorities are cracking down on militant groups who pose as charities but use the money to fund terrorism. [REUTERS/Athar Hussain]

Zakat is an Islamic tradition of donating money during Ramadan to help the needy. Although legitimate charities do remarkable work, militant groups rake in billions of rupees to fund terrorism instead of helping the poor, charity activists say.

However, law enforcement made it much harder for jihadists and fraudulent welfare organisations to raise money in 2011, they agree.

Zakat collection a lucrative business

Because Ramadan emphasizes helping the poor, activists of political and religious parties, including outlawed militant organisations, do whatever they can to maximise the amount they raise, said Faizan Jalil, a Karachi-based journalist who covers terrorism.

They take advantage of the generosity of Pakistani Muslims, who annually contribute billions of rupees as part of zakat and fitrana, donations of food at the end of Ramadan, Jalil told Central Asia Online, citing various reports.

Naive Pakistanis unwittingly donate to terrorist fronts in the name of Islam and humanity, Shah Wali, an aid worker helping flood victims in Badin District, said, stressing the need to raise public awareness.

Every citizen should demand the credentials of the person seeking a donation before giving him or her money, Wali told Central Asia Online. Doing so will thwart phony organisations from receiving money and defaming Islam, he said.

Banned jihadi charities working with new names

Banned militant organisations linked with the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and al-Qaeda pose as charities, said Raees Ahmed, a security analyst who closely monitors jihadi organisations. During Ramadan, banners and posters appealing for zakat collection appear in different parts of the country, he told Central Asia Online.

Last year, after imposing restrictions on charities linked with banned militant organisations, Pakistani authorities thwarted much of their Ramadan fund-raising.

However, the recently formed Difah-e-Pakistan Council (DPC), an alliance of religious parties, has opened new vistas for banned militant organisations.

The Maulana Fazlur Rehman Khalil-led Harkat-ul-Mujahedeen (HuM) and Maulana Abdullah Shah Mazhar-led Jammat-ul-Furqan (JuF), banned militant outfits linked to the TTP and al-Qaeda, have started working under the new names Ansar-ul-Umma and Tehreek-e-Ghalba Islam, Ahmed said, adding they are active under the DPC.

Militants fighting in Kashmir and Afghanistan are brazenly raising funds and recruiting potential fighters throughout Pakistan, the daily Express Tribune reported July 9.

Al-Badr Mujahedeen, a breakaway faction of the Hizb ul-Mujahedeen group, organised a two-day “Shuada Conference” July 8 in the Swan Adda area of Rawalpindi to seek recruits and raise funds, the report said, adding that the faction’s supporters from Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Pakistani-controlled Jammu and Kashmir attended the conference.

Most banned outfits have many covers for their operations and the first response to a ban is to start operating under a new name, said Muhammad Amir Rana, director of the Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS), an Islamabad-based think tank.

“Changed names of charities also mask their links with militant organisations,” Rana said. “The proscribed JeM (Jaish-e-Muhammad) becomes active as Tehreek-e-Khuddam-ul-Islam, while collecting funds and campaigning as Al Rehmat Trust, the charity wing of the organisation. Similarly, Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) renamed itself Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) and is carrying out its activities as Tehreek-e-Hurmat-e-Rasool, while Falah-e-Insaniyat Foundation oversees the group’s charitable projects and fund-raising.”

The long-standing ban has rattled the network of the Al-Rasheed Trust (ART) and Al-Akhter Trust (AAT), charities linked to TTP, JeM, HuM, al-Qaeda and the Afghan Taliban. In February 2007, the Interior Ministry banned the ART and AAT, sealed their offices nationwide and froze their assets. Authorities also blocked an attempt by the ART to continue working under the name Al-Amin Welfare Trust.

Still, legitimate organisations continue to complain that terrorists are misusing Ramadan to raise funds for subversion.

Government takes action

This year, the government is planning again to order law enforcement agencies to block banned militant groups from raising money during Ramadan, Central Asia Online has learned.

In August, the Sindh and Punjab governments cracked down on 25 and 22 banned organisations, respectively, ordering them to shut down or to stop seeking donations.

Among those on the list are:

  • TTP
  • al-Qaeda
  • HuM
  • JuF
  • JeM
  • Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan
  • Lashkar-e- Jhangvi
  • Tehreek-e-Nafaz- e-Shariat Muhammadi
  • Hizb ut-Tahrir
  • LeT

“So far we didn’t receive any special directive in this regard, but authorities are updating the list of banned organisations involved in spreading militancy and carrying out subversive activities,” said Abdul Rasheed, a senior police official in Karachi’s west region.

Law enforcement agencies will monitor the activities of banned extremist outfits and stop them from Ramadan fund-raising, as they did in 2011, said Rasheed.

Political parties including the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, Awami National Party and Jamaat-e-Islami, through their respective charity fronts, the Khidmat Khalq Foundation, Bacha Khan Welfare Trust and Al-Khidmat Foundation, also raise funds but are not linked to any extremism, he added.

A public awareness campaign, especially during Ramadan, is necessary because most Pakistanis do not know whether various charities are legitimate, he said.

SOURCE: http://centralasiaonline.com/en_GB/articles/caii/features/pakistan/main/2012/07/20/feature-01

 

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July 23, 2012 Leave a comment
Lahore Ramadan Timings (Sehr-o-Iftar)
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19:07 03:37 21 July 1
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18:59 03:48 02 August 13
18:58 03:49 03 August 14
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18:49 03:58 13 August 24
18:48 03:59 14 August 25
18:47 04:00 15 August 26
18:46 04:01 16 August 27
18:45 04:02 17 August 28
18:44 04:03 18 August 29
18:43 04:04 19 August 30
Other Cities of Pakistan
 Karachi  Hyderabad  Islamabad  Faisalabad
 Lahore  Multan  Peshawar  Quetta
 Rawalpindi  Sukkar  Abbotabad  Ahmedpureast
 Alipur  Arifwala  Attock  Badin
 Bahawalnagar  Bahwalpur  Bannu  Barkhan
 Bhaipharu  Bhakkar  Bhalwal  Burewala
View Ramadan Timings of More Countries
● Pakistan ● Afghanistan ● Algeria ● Argentina
● Australia ● Austria ● Azerbaijan ● Bahrain
● Bangladesh ● Belgium ● Brazil ● Brunei Darussalam
● Canada ● Chile ● China ● Colombia
● Egypt ● Ethiopia ● France ● Georgia
● Germany ● Ghana ● Greece ● Hong Kong
● Hungary ● India ● Indonesia ● Iran, Islamic Republic of
● Iraq ● Ireland ● Italy ● Jamaica
● Japan ● Jersey ● Jordan ● Kenya
● Kuwait ● Kyrgyzstan ● Lebanon ● Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
● Malaysia ● Maldives ● Mexico ● Morocco
● Nepal ● Netherlands ● New Zealand ● Nigeria
● Norway ● Oman ● Philippines ● Poland
● Portugal ● Qatar ● Romania ● Russian Federation
● Saudi Arabia ● Singapore ● Somalia ● South Africa
● Spain ● Sri Lanka ● Sudan ● Swaziland
● Sweden ● Switzerland ● Syrian Arab Republic ● Taiwan
● Tanzania, United Republic of ● Thailand ● Turkey ● Uganda
● Ukraine ● United Arab Emirates ● United Kingdom ● United States
● Uzbekistan ● Vietnam ● Yemen ● Zimbabwe
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