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The Supreme Court is going to ensure compensation for Pakistanis stranded in China

This is an emergency, said the top judge. “We will hear the case even at 2:30am,” he remarked

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214 Pakistanis stuck in China have been brought back, says FO

260 passengers of Shaheen Air were reported stranded in the Chinese port city of Guangzhou as the flight could not take off

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Afghans, Pakistanis weave a livelihood on Emirati coast

Far from his home in Afghanistan, Nour rises each morning before the sun’s rays touch the coastal Emirati town of Kalba for a new day weaving fishing cages. The 50-year-old takes his place alongside fellow labourers, praying toward the holy city of Mecca. Then he sips on his first cup of tea, a moment of…

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Two Pakistanis killed in illegal attempt to cross into Iran

Iranian forces opened fire near Gwadar, killing two Pakistani men. According to Pakistan security officials, 15 people tried to enter Iran illegally. The Iranian border force opened fire on the illegal entrants. Two of them were killed on the spot while five others were taken into custody. The remaining managed to enter Iran and fled….

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On a lighter note, these Pakistanis aren’t sure why March 23 is celebrated

While there was a parade and events in honour of March 23, 1940, there are Pakistanis who were not quite sure when asked why the day is celebrated. Watch their hilarious responses: (In case you aren’t sure either, let us tell you. Pakistan Day is celebrated every year on March 23 to commemorate the adoption…

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Urs of Moinuddin Chishti: India denies visas to Pakistanis

  PHOTO: FILE Reporting by Tariq Mehmood ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has expressed dismay at India’s refusal to grant visa to more than 500 Pakistani pilgrims seeking to take part in the Urs of a Sufi saint. The 10-day Urs rituals at Hazrat Khawaja Moinuddin Chishti bega on March 19. “Pakistan notes with deep disappointment the non-issuance…

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Pakistani skiier shows polio not a hurdle in his dreams

By: Farzand Ali Video shot by: Syed Shahab-ud-Din Skiier Mohammad Ali, a native from Malam Jabba who is suffering from polio, is emerging as a major competitor in the sport. The 21-year old is an example for all Pakistanis who wish to represent the country on any platform. He feels that the sport is not…

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Poll verdict: Nation not interested in Senate elections

According to a recent poll conducted by www.samaa.tv, the majority Pakistanis were not interested in Senate elections 2018. The results showed that 72% voted in favor of the option “No” while 28% went with the option of “Yes”. The poll had a reach of 67,569 while 198 people reacted to it.

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90,838 Pakistanis deported in last three years: Senate told

ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Interior Talal Chaudhary on Friday apprised the Senate that some 90,838 Pakistanis had been deported during the last three years from various countries. Responding to questions during Question Hour session, the minister said out of the total 28,432 Pakistanis were deported during 2017, 32,996 in 2016 and 29,410 in 2015. Regarding…

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Here’s how Pakistanis can get good character certificate for UAE work visa

DUBAI: The UAE government recently made good character certificates mandatory for getting a work visa in the country. As per a decision of the Council of Ministers No. (1/8) of 2017, which has been adopted recently by the Dubai Police Coordination Committee, the applicant should provide the certificate from the home country or from the…

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Libya tragedy: Bodies of 11 Pakistanis arrive home

ISLAMABAD: The bodies of 11 Pakistanis, who died in a tragic boat accident in Libya, arrived in Islamabad on Wednesday evening. Pakistan government had made special arrangements for bringing the bodies back to the country. They were drowned when a boat carrying migrants had capsized off the coast of Zuwara, in Libya last week. –…

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66 Pakistani civilians killed in cross-LoC firing by Indian troops in 5 years, NA told

ISLAMABAD: A total of 66 civilians embraced Shahadat and 228 sustained injuries in last five years due to ceasefire violations (CFVs) committed by the Indian forces since Jan 1, 2013 to date, Minister for Defence Eng Khurram Dastgir Khan told National Assembly. Answering the question of Ms Shamas UN Nisa during Question Hour in the…

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Kashmir Solidarity Day to be observed on Feb 5

ISLAMABAD: Kashmir Solidarity Day will be observed across the world including Pakistan on Feburary 5 to express solidarity with the Kashmiri people struggling for their right to self-determination under UN resolutions. The day is being observed to give to the world a loud and clear message that the hearts of Pakistanis and Kashmiris throb in…

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Oman stops issuing expat visas

MUSCAT: Oman has issued a six-month ban on the issuance of work visas for expatriates in ten sectors, including information systems, engineering, aviation and certain technical professions. The complete list of sectors covered by the temporary ban is: information systems, sales, marketing, administration, human resources, insurance, media, airports, engineering and technical professions. According to Times…

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Expats in Saudi Arabia banned from jobs in 12 sectors

RIYADH: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has imposed a restriction on the expatriates from working in 12 sectors from the next Hijri year. According to Jeddah-based newspaper Saudi Gazette, Saudi Labour and Social Development Minister Ali Al-Ghafees on Monday issued a ministerial decision in this regard in an attempt to ‘create more job opportunities for…

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Pakistanis pay tribute to Munnu Bhai on Twitter

NEWS DESK: Munir Ahmed Qureshi, commonly known as Munnu Bhai, passed away at the age of 84 years old. He had been suffering from protracted illnesses pertaining to the kidneys and heart and breathed his last at a private hospital situated on Lahore’s Jail Road on Friday. He leaves behind a widow, a son and…

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NAB begins inquiry into offshore companies of Pakistanis in Panama, British Virgin Island

ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureaus (NAB) Chairman Justice (Retd) Javed Iqbal, taking notice of 435 offshore companies of Pakistanis in Panama and British Virgin Island, Tuesday directed immediate inquiry into the matter. He directed the bureau that the matter should be investigated without any pressure or influence, a press statement said. The chairman also directed the…

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Pakistanis among 15,000 expats facing deportation from Canada

Canada: Canada’s attempts to send up to 1,000 foreigners who are here illegally back to their home countries are being stymied by nations refusing to take them back, officials said Monday. International and domestic laws in most countries require governments to allow their own citizens entry. “But some countries are refusing to provide travel documents…

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Six Pakistanis named in Forbes’ prestigious ’30 under 30′ list

Karachi: Forbes’ released ’30 Under 30′ for 2018 which hails the achievement of people under the age of 30 years in different fields, Samaa reported. Pakistanis and individuals with Pakistani origin also made it into the prestigious list. Twenty-eight-year-old Sarah Ahmed made it into the list for her work in the retail and e-commerce sector….

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Over 544,000 Pakistanis deported from 2012-2017

ISLAMABAD: A total of 544,105 Pakistanis were deported from different countries from 2012 to 2017 (upto 30 June) with majority of (116185) in the year 2015 while the major reasons behind deportation were over stay, illegal entry, illegal immigrant and deported by respective governments. According to the data obtained through official source, majority of 116,185…

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Pakistani actor Hamza Ali Abbasi is an open admirer of a UN-designated terrorist. And Twitterati can’t keep their cool

By Minerwa Tahir Hamza Ali Abbasi is known for his controversial statements. He seems to have an opinion on pretty much everything. Whether his opinions are real or not, there is one thing for sure – he doesn’t hesitate from expressing those opinions. He knows how to keep his name alive in news circles and on…

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