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  • Travel agents protest new policy on Umrah

    RAHIM YAR KHAN: Local travel agents on Tuesday staged a demonstration against the Saudi government’s new policy requiring biometric verification of those desiring to proceed for umrah...

    Members of the Travel Agents Association (TAA), R Y Khan, gathered at the Bridge Chowk, holding banners against the new policy on the pilgrims...

  • Travel agents accuse FIA of harassment

    ISLAMABAD: Travel Agents Association of Pakistan (TAAP) has alleged that the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) is harassing its members by involving them in human smuggling cases...

    The FIA are arresting travel agents and their staff, although they hold licences to operate a business, Raja Saleem, a member of the TAAP executive committee, said...

  • Indian travel agents investigated over UK visa fraud

    BANGALORE: Three Indian travel agents are under investigation after British authorities said on Wednesday they had been providing visa applicants with fake immigration stamps...

    The agents from the southern city of Bangalore allegedly supplied counterfeit immigration stamps to support their clients’ visa applications to several countries including Britain...

  • Travel agents reject hike in Umrah fee

    PESHAWAR: The Travel Agents Association of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has rejected the imposition of additional tax of Rs56,000 on visa for Umrah and Haj by the Saudi government and urged Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to play his role for withdrawal of the tax...

    Speaking at a joint press conference at the Peshawar Press Club on Saturday, Travel Agents Association’s provincial chairman Shamsher Ali said that in the past the tax was just 650...

  • Toronto honours Lahore blast victims with sign lit up in Pakistan colours

    TORONTO: The three dimensional TORONTO sign in the Canadian city was lit in Pakistan flag colours of green and white on Tuesday in solidarity with the victims of a suicide blast that killed 74 people on Easter Sunday in Lahore...

    Toronto mayor, John Tory, posted the image on his official Facebook page, with the message that the sign is lit in green and white to remember the innocent victims of the blast...

  • Canada revises travel advisory for Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: The Canadian government has revised its travel advisory for Pakistan, and removed Islamabad from the list of “avoid non-essential travel” cities...

    The Global Affairs Department while revising the travel advisory for Pakistan observed that there is decrease in risk level for Canadians to travel to Islamabad...

  • Toronto mayor says not right time for 2024 Games bid

    TORONTO: Toronto will not bid for the 2024 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games, the mayor of Canada’s largest city said on Tuesday while promising to create a panel to advise on bidding for future major sporting events...

    Stressing a desire to improve more pressing infrastructure and transit needs, Toronto Mayor John Tory said the city would benefit from hosting an Olympic Games but not in 2024...

  • Sharapova gets wildcard for Rogers Cup in Toronto

    TORONTO: Maria Sharapova’s comeback from a doping ban will include an appearance at the Rogers Cup in August after the former world number one was granted a wild card by the organisers of the Toronto tournament on Tuesday...

    Sharapova will make her first appearance in Canada since 2014 at the Rogers Cup, to be played August 7-13, as a hardcourt tuneup for the year’s final Grand Slam event, the US Open, which begins on August 28... ...

  • Trans issues in spotlight at Toronto film festival

    OTTAWA: The race for the Oscars intensifies this week at the Toronto film festival, where the issue of gender identity will be in focus, with performances from Eddie Redmayne and Elle Fanning generating major buzz...

    Nearly 400 feature and short films from 71 countries will be screened at the 40th Toronto International Film Festival, the largest such event in North America, which opens on Thursday (today) and runs through Sept 20... ...

  • Third annual Pakathon to take place in Toronto

    TORONTO: In the trendiest part of downtown Toronto, hundreds of young entrepreneurs are to gather over a weekend in November to find solutions to Pakistan’s development challenges...

    They will be there to engage "the world to reshape Pakistan...

  • Toronto to bid for 2024 Olympics

    TORONTO: The head of the Canadian Olympic Committee says Toronto will bid for the 2024 Olympics, joining a crowded field that already includes five cities...

    Toronto joins Boston; Budapest, Hungary; Hamburg, Germany; Paris; Rome...

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