December 22 shortest day of the year: Met office

ISLAMABAD: December 22, (Friday) is the shortest day of the year with the time duration of 10 hours and one minute, Met office said.

“The sun rise time of the day will be 07:06am while the sunset will be at 05:07pm,” Imran Ahmed Siddiqui, senior meteorologist of Met office told this agency here on Thursday.

After the shortest day, the sun rising time will remain same for next three days, but the sun set time will increase gradually, followed by one minute early sun rise and one minute late sun set, he said.

The shortest day of the year is known as the winter solstice, marking the dingy day of the year with the fewest sunlight hours.

The word solstice literally means, in Latin, that the sun is standing still. That’s because it marks the point when the sun’s seasonal movement stops for a day, before it reverses and the amount of sunlight starts to change again.– APP

RMC confiscates goods of encroachers

RAWALPINDI: The Rawalpindi Municipal Corporation in collaboration with district police under grand anti-encroachment operation has confiscated six truckload goods of encroachers while 350 motorcycles parked in no-parking areas were also impounded during last two days.

According to RMC spokesman, the staff on the directives of Commissioner Rawalpindi, Deputy Commissioner and Mayor Rawalpindi conducted raids in various city areas to remove encroachments under the supervision of area magistrate Ahmed Hassan Ranjham and Chief Officer MC Khalid Javed Goraya.

The teams visited Liaquat Road, Iqbal Road, Raja Bazaar, Bara Bazaar, Jamia Masjid Road, Gangmandi, Machli Mandi, Jinnah Road, Talwaran Bazar, Mochi Bazar, Borah Bazar and the adjoining roads and confiscated goods of nearly 100 encroachers while fines of Rs10,000 were also imposed on the spot on 10 shopkeepers found indulged in encroachments.

The enforcement staff would continue the operation on daily basis and the violators would be fined and their goods confiscated, the spokesman said adding, despite, repeated warnings given to the rules violators, the encroachments were not removed. Now, strict action in accordance with the law is being taken and the confiscated goods would not be returned to the shopkeepers rather to be auctioned.

He informed, 350 motorcycles parked in no parking areas and on the roads, creating hurdles in smooth flow of traffic were also lifted through fork lifters and impounded in respective police stations.

He informed that five FIRs were also lodged against the rules violators in respective police stations.– APP

Social media highlighting Quaid’s struggle

ISLAMABAD: In remembrance of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah on his birth anniversary, Pakistani nation has started sharing Quaid inspiring quotes from his speeches through different modes of social media and text messages.

Accodring to social media, best Quaid-e-Azam quotes to students on social media are interesting in reading and leading to a healthy debate and comments from various young people which is a good trend.

Social media is providing a good platform to the students for learning and know the historical struggle of founder of the nation.

Following are some of the very inspiring quotes by Quaid-e-Azam that we need to follow in daily life. They are like guidelines for us and if we follow them, we can achieve a lot as a nation and individuals.

Sobia Ali an educationist said remember that when Muhammad Ali Jinnah said Unity, Faith and Discipline, he wanted us to follow those words too. Let’s aim to be a united and flourishing nation as per Jinnah’s views.

Yusra Hanif in a tweet quoting Quaid-e-Azam said:“Character, courage, industry and perseverance are the four pillars on which the whole edifice of human life can be built.”– APP

“Failure is a word unknown to me. No nation can rise to the height of glory unless your women are side by side with you,” Asif Danish professionally a teacher tweeted the Quaid.

He said we must disregard provincialism, ethnicity and prejudice and never lose sight of Quaid’s guiding principles of Unity, Faith and Discipline.  Let’s pay real tribute to Quaid-e-Azam by making Pakistan as per his dream and vision, he added.


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