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PM Oli lays foundation stone of Pokhara International Airport

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POKHARA — Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has laid the foundation stone of Pokhara International Airport at Chhinedanda of Lekhanath Municipality, Kaski district on Wednesday.

Speaking at the function, PM Oli urged senior leaders of the major political parties to work actively for the development of the country brick by brick.

He also asked all to join in the development works to move the nation ahead.

UCPN-Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Thapa, Deputy Prime Ministers Bajay Kumar Gachhadar and Kamal Thapa and Nepal Congress General Secretary Shashanka Koirala were present on the event.

China had pledged to give financial help to the development of the airport.

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Bakar-Eid being celebrated

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POKHARA — The Muslim people people are celebrating their grand festival, Bakar Eid, with much fanfare today.

The festival which is to be continued for three days from today is also known as ‘Eid-Ul-Juha’. The Muslim community considers this as a festival of devotion.

Ali Miya Literary Foundation, Pokhara Chairperson and religious preacher Hanif Miya informed that the festival marked the beginning with the recitation of Islam scripture Nawaz at Idgaha of Pokhara in the early morning today.

The Muslim people who are almost 10,000 in number in Pokhara alone are marking the festival with much excitement, he added.

The Muslims visit the mosques, offer prayers to Allah, perform the Namaj prayers and exchange greetings each others on the occasion.

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