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  • Nadra’s smart card yet to be linked to related departments

    ISLAMABAD: The dream of introducing the highly secured Smart National Identity Card (SNIC) has not yet come true as the card being issued by the National Database Registration Authority (Nadra) does not perform required functions, Dawn has learnt...

    The main reason behind ineffectiveness of the SNIC is that Nadra’s smart card system has not yet been linked to related departments like banks, tax collection, property registration, arms...

  • Nadra defends higher price of chip-based card

    ISLAMABAD: The National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) claimed before the Supreme Court on Tuesday that the price of the new chip-based smart identification card was comparatively high due to its distinctive features...

    The court had issued an order to submit a report in connection with a suo motu notice taken by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar that the fee charged for the issuance of the National Identity Card for...

  • Pakistan sets up facilitation centre in Riyadh for 'distressed' Saudi-based workers

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistani embassy in Riyadh has set up 'Special Facilitation Centre' to provide welfare to Pakistani workers in Saudi Arabia who are suffering from financial problems and distress, a PM House statement said on Tuesday...

    "The prime minister has instructed the Pakistan embassy to assist the Pakistani workers in distress and take all possible steps to resolve their grievances at the earliest," read the statement...

  • Riyadh to release $3bn aid for Pakistan in few days, says Saudi envoy

    Saudi Ambassador to Pakistan Nawaf Saeed Al-Malki on Wednesday said that Pakistan would have the first instalment of Saudi aid amounting to $3 billion in the next few days to address its balance-of-payments crisis...

    “The Saudi companies are keen to invest a huge amount of around $6-8 billion for establishing an oil refinery in Pakistan,” he added...

  • Pakistan’s wild-card entrants announced for Rio Games

    ISLAMABAD: Two London-based swimmers Lianna Swan and Harris Bandey apart from five other athletes will represent Pakistan in the Rio Games...

    The two swimmers, as per the Pakistan Swimming Federation (PSF), have been selected purely on merit with their performance in the 16th World Championship held in Kazan, Russia, which was also an Olympic qualification round, being in the spotlight for their selection...

  • Front lines of Yemen’s war shift in favour of Riyadh

    DUBAI: The tide of Yemen’s messy war has unexpectedly turned, handing a morale boost and possibly decisive military momentum to Gulf Arab-backed forces bent on ending the ascendancy of the Houthis, a powerful militia they see as a puppet of Iran...

    The loss of the strategic southern port of Aden in the space of just a few days is a spectacular reversal for the Houthis, a once obscure rural group that won national importance last year...
  • South American and Arab leaders begin summit in Riyadh

    RIYADH: Arab and South American leaders began a summit in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, aiming to strengthen ties between the geographically distant but economically powerful regions...

    United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon attended the opening in Riyadh of the Fourth Summit of South American-Arab Countries, chaired by Saudi King Salman...

  • Syria opposition meets in Riyadh under pressure to compromise

    The Riyadh meeting is co-chaired by UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura and Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir, who said the aim was to reach a “fair solution” to the conflict...

    Participants in the Riyadh meeting include members of the Istanbul-based National Coalition as well as of rival Cairo- and Moscow-based groups seen as more favourable to the regime, and independent figures...

  • Missile from Yemen intercepted near Riyadh airport

    Saudi Arabia on Saturday intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile near Riyadh's international airport after it was launched from conflict-torn Yemen, in an escalation of the kingdom's war against Yemen's Houthi rebels...

    Read more: Six killed as Al Qaeda suspects hit Yemen security in twin suicide attacksA loud explosion was heard and smouldering debris landed inside the King Khalid International Airport, just north of Riyadh,...

  • Tillerson lands in Riyadh at start of Gulf, South Asia tour

    RIYADH: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Riyadh on Saturday to attend a landmark meeting between officials from Saudi Arabia and Iraq aimed at improving relations between the two countries and countering Iran’s growing regional influence...

    He was stopping in Saudi Arabia on the first leg of a six-day trip that will also take him to Qatar, Pakistan, India and Switzerland...

  • Macron visits Riyadh as Saudi-Iran tensions soar

    RIYADH: French President Emmanuel Macron held talks late on Thursday with Saudi Arabia’s powerful crown prince as tensions between Tehran and Riyadh soar over crises in Yemen and Lebanon...

    In the wake of a failed missile attack against Riyadh airport on Saturday, which was claimed by Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen, the kingdom has accused Tehran of “direct aggression”...

  • PM assures Riyadh of support in peace efforts

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday endorsed Saudi Arabia’s policies in the region and assured it of Pakistan’s support in its efforts for maintaining peace and stability...

    Also read: Saudi-led coalition meetingCrown Prince Muhammad tells Abbasi coalition looks forward to learning from Pakistan’s experience in fighting terrorIn Islamabad, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said Shahid Khaqan Abbasi assured the...

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