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  • PNSC plans to expand ferry service from Karachi to Doha, Dubai and Muscat

    The Pakistan National Shipping Corporation (PNSC) is expanding its planned ferry service from Karachi to new destinations, including nearby coastal cities Doha, Dubai, and Muscat, according to documents obtained by DawnNews on Monday...

    "The initiative would promote ferry service in Pakistan and encourage both public and private sector entrepreneurs to enter into this trade," the letter said...

  • Four-nation group on Afghanistan to meet in Muscat today

    WASHINGTON/ ISLAMABAD: Representa­tives from Pakistan, Afghanistan, China and the US will meet in Muscat on Monday (today) for the first time in over a year to restart the stalled process aimed at bringing peace to Afghanistan...

    In interviews to various media outlets in Washington, the foreign minister had indicated that all four nations would participate in the planned Muscat meeting and that Pakistan would play a leading role in...

  • Muscat moot breaks the ice on stalled Afghan talks

    ISLAMABAD/WASHINGTON: Representatives of Pakistan, Afgha­n­istan, China and the US gathered in Muscat on Monday to rejuvenate the stalled Quadril­ateral Coordi­nation Group (QCG) working to restore peace in Afghanistan...

    Although bringing the Afghan government and insurgents to the negotiating table was one of the main objectives of the QCG, the Taliban had already indicated that they would not participate in the Muscat meeting... ...

  • 550 Pakistani pilgrims stranded in Qatar flown to Muscat

    At least 550 Pakistani pilgrims stranded at Doha Airport after a diplomatic rift between Qatar and six other countries were evacuated and flown to Muscat on Tuesday, Pakistani embassy officials told DawnNews...

    Sadia Khurram, an official of the Pakistani embassy in Qatar, told DawnNews that initial arrangements to transport Pakistanis stranded at Doha airport to Saudi Arabia were made by Qatar Airways, and that Oman Air was used for...

  • PM welcomes proposal of Karachi-Muscat ferry service

    Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday welcomed a proposal to start a ferry service between Karachi, Gwadar and Oman's capital Muscat...

    “This initiative will start a new chapter of friendship between both countries,” the premier said in a meeting with Dr Yahya Mahfoodh Salim Al-Manthri, President of State Council of Oman at the PM House in Islamabad...

  • PIA to restore flights to Muscat and Sharjah

    The national flag carrier on Friday announced that it is restoring flights on Muscat and Sharjah routes from across the country, which remained suspended for more than a year, read a statement issued by the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA)...

    According to the details provided by the PIA, the Lahore-Muscat route will be restored from Saturday, November 17, operated by A320 aircraft...

  • HSBC Bank Oman agrees to sell Pakistan business to Meezan Bank

    DUBAI: HSBC Bank Oman has agreed to sell its banking business in Pakistan to Meezan Bank , a sharia-compliant Pakistani lender, it said on Sunday...

    Also read: HSBC to axe 50,000 jobs in radical overhaulThe sale, at a small discount to the net asset value of the business, will not materially impact the full-year profits of HSBC Bank Oman, it said...

  • Junior Asia Cup: Pakistan thrash Oman 7-1 to top group

    KARACHI: Pakistan taught a lesson to lowly ranked Oman by inflicting a 7-1 defeat on them to stretch their unbeaten run in the eighth junior Asia Cup hockey tournament in Kuantan, Malaysia, on Tuesday...

    According to results, the triumph helped Pakistan top four-team group B after beating Bangladesh and South Korea...

  • Resilient Oman hold Pakistan to 2-2 draw

    LAHORE: Two fine goals by Fahad Hassan Juma helped Oman U-18 hockey team staged a fine comeback to hold their Pakistan counterparts to a 2-2 draw here at the National Hockey Stadium on Friday...

    Around four Pakistan players went off the ground due to cramps during the match which raised questions on the poor fitness level of the players...

  • Pakistan hockey team for Oman event to be named today

    KARACHI: Pakistan hockey team for the coming three-nation hockey tournament being held in Muscat will be announced at the end of the two-day trials at the Abdul Sattar Edhi Hockey Stadium on Thursday...

    The team will fly to Muscat on Feb 10th or 11th where the event takes place from Feb 14-20...

  • Oman’s FM meets Assad in Damascus

    BEIRUT: Oman’s foreign minister and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad met in Damascus on Monday and discussed ideas that have been put forward to address the Syrian crisis, the Syrian state news agency Sana said...

    Oman, a US-allied Gulf Arab state, sees itself as a conciliator in a volatile region and has a history of constructive relations with Syria’s other close ally, Iran...

  • Oman, Afghanistan claim final World T20 spots

    DUBLIN: Oman’s fairytale rise as a cricket nation continued on Thursday when they qualified for next year’s World Twenty20 in India...

    Victory also saw the International Cricket Council grant Oman, coached by former Sri Lanka captain Duleep Mendis, and with ex-England all-rounder Derek Pringle recently recruited as a technical adviser, full Twenty20 status...

  • Oman’s foggy cool monsoon season and festival draws tourists

    This is the Omani monsoon: a phenomenon that draws hundreds of thousands with cooler weather and stunning vistas for three months, beginning this year on June 21...

    A 60-day festival draws about 50,000 people nightly for dagger-dance competitions, musical performances and Sufi exorcisms performed in celebration of Oman’s cultural diversity of Arab, African and Asian roots intertwined by the summer rain clouds...

  • Oman counts on Chinese billions to build desert boomtown

    DUQM: In the remote desert along Oman’s southern coast, construction machines hired by a Chinese consortium are levelling an expanse of pale orange sand — a first step towards billions of dollars of investment...

    Over the past year the Chinese have become key to Oman’s effort to transform Duqm, a fishing village 550 km (345 miles) south of Muscat, into an industrial centre that will help the country diversify its economy beyond oil...

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