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Ramadan

The ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar. Most Muslims are required to fast from sunrise to sunset during Ramadan. Economically, the use of electricity and the purchase of food and medicine may increase during Ramadan in Muslim-majority areas, due to the physical hardships of adjusting one's schedule from eating during the day to eating at night.
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Secretary Punjab Privatization Board Muhammad Khalid Zauq visited Ramazan bazaars at Jandanwala, Kalorkot, Darya Khan and Duleywala.
He said that the aim of Ramazan package was to provide economic relief to the poor people and separate funds have been allocated for each Ramazan bazaar.
Teesside Crown Court heard that this was when Ramazan went to a nearby hardware shop, stole a hammer, and swung it at Mr Barzan, which left him with slight injuries to his thumb.
But as Colette and Chris lay sunbathing by the pool, Ramazan came over and tried to get them to join an aqua aerobics class.
Ramazan was born in Balkh province 52 years ago to a family of traders.
The consumers do not prefer the local produce to open the fast in Ramazan he said.
In the Wahdat Road Ramazan Bazaar, which comes under Tehsil Muncipal Administration (TMA) Samanabad administration, several citizens complained about the unavailability of gram flour at the subsidised rate of Rs 58 against a market rate of Rs 70.
Awda said since the sighting of the moon would be possible on Tuesday from some parts of the world, it is expected that some states would commence the month of Ramazan on Wednesday, August 11, while the states that require to sight of the moon within their territories, such as Oman, are expected to begin the month of Ramazan on Thursday, 12 August.
He directed the administration of Ramazan bazaars to ensure continuous supply of food and to install air coolers, fans, due to hot season.
LAHORE -- Minister for Excise and Taxation Punjab Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman has said that ministers and other officers are visiting Ramazan bazaars in various cities of the province for monitoring quality, prices and proper supply of essential food items on the direction of Punjab Chief Minister Mohammad Shahbaz Sharif, .
12 -- President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani on Wednesday felicitated the nation on the beginning of Ramazan, and gave messages to people to help generously their fellow countrymen in the "true spirit of the holy month".