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    Requirement For Canadian Visit Visa From Pakistan

  • Constitutional requirement being flouted by delaying NFC Award, says Murad

    HYDERABAD: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that the federal government was flouting a constitutional requirement by delaying the overdue National Finance Commission (NFC) Award...

    He was speaking to reporters in Hala on Sunday after visiting Makhdoom Jamiluzzaman to condole with him the death of his mother and a widow of former president of the Pakistan Peoples Party-Parliamentarian (PPP-P) Makhdoom Amin Faheem... ...

  • Rangers' powers: Getting Sindh Assembly approval is constitutional requirement, says Chandio

    KARACHI: The provincial government is not reluctant to extend the special policing powers of Rangers in Karachi, but is just trying to fulfil the constitutional requirement by getting it approved through Sindh Assembly, the adviser to Sindh chief minister on information Maula Bux Chandio said on Saturday...

    The PPP leader was addressing a press conference in Hyderabad, shortly after the press conference held by Chaudhary Nisar in...

  • Nadra’s requirement for infants ‘raises eyebrows’

    ISLAMABAD: Dr Nazia Zia, who recently arrived from USA, was surprised when an official at a National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) centre asked her to wake her seven-week-old daughter and keep her eyes open for the camera to get a Nicop...

    The National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (Nicop) is a registration document issued to a Pakistani citizen...

  • Requirement of action against Haqqani network missing from US defence bill

    WASHINGTON: The US National Defence Authorization Act (NDAA) 2019, passed by Congress this week, does not link future payments of security-related assistance to Pakistan to the country’s counterterrorism efforts...

    The bill, which was approved by the House of Representatives and the Senate last week, now goes to President Donald Trump for signing into a law...

  • Progress on FATF requirement termed unsatisfactory

    ISLAMABAD: A delegation of the Asia-Pacific Group (APG) has expre­ss­ed dissatisfaction over Pakistan’s progress to comply with international best practices against money laundering and counter-terror financing...

    Informed sources told Dawn that the APG delegation shared its final findings with the authorities of all relevant agencies, highlighting deficiencies in law, regulations and mechanisms and weaknesses of various institutions,...

  • NA passes crucial bill to meet FATF requirement

    ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Monday passed a crucial bill — for exchange of information and criminals with countries — to meet a requirement of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) after the treasury overcame the opposition’s customary resistance in the house...

    The opposition parties initially tried to block the passage of the bill by challenging Speaker Asad Qaiser’s ruling on a voice vote allowing Minister of State for...

  • NA to hold marathon session to fulfil constitutional requirement

    ISLAMABAD: The government has decided to hold a marathon session of the National Assembly spread over 10 weeks from June 5 in order to meet the constitutional requirement of remaining in session for a minimum of 130 days during a parliamentary year...

    During the session, the government will present the federal budget for the financial year 2020-21, besides taking up pending legislative work...

  • Canadian visa

    I APPLIED as a principal applicant for a Canadian visit/tourist visa along with my daughter and grandchildren in March 2015...

    I have repeatedly contacted the tracking and Canadian immigration website via email but receive an automated reply...

  • Pakistani students to get Canadian visa in 20 days

    The Canadian government on Saturday announced its decision to expand the Student Direct Stream (SDS) programme to international students from Pakistan enabling them to get a student visa within 20 days...

    Last year, the Canadian government had initiated this program for the students from India, China, Philippines and Vietnam...

  • Dubai govt discontinues 90-day visit visa for Pakistanis, Filipinos

    Dubai's immigration authorities have discontinued the three-month visit visa for Pakistanis and Filipinos for the next three months, Noor Mohammad, a local travel agent, told Dawn...

    "We have been directed to refuse applications for the three-month visa starting June 1," he said; adding, however, that those travellers who had submitted their application before June 1 would still be processed...

  • Rescued Canadian-American family leaves Pakistan: officials

    Foreign hostages kidnapped five years ago by a terrorist group in Afghanistan and recovered by the Pakistan Army in Kohat left the country by plane from Islamabad on Friday, two security officials said...

    American Caitlan Coleman, 31, and her Canadian husband Joshua Boyle, 33, were abducted while backpacking in Afghanistan in October 2012 on a trip that had earlier taken them to Russia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan...

  • Pakistan Army describes freeing Canadian-American couple from terrorists

    The Pakistan Army said that the captors of a Canadian-American family held by a Taliban-linked group fled on foot after troops shot at their vehicle's tyres, as it offered a fuller account on Friday of the operation to rescue the hostages...

    American Caitlan Coleman and her Canadian husband Joshua Boyle, who were kidnapped while backpacking in Afghanistan in 2012 and had all three of their children in captivity, have left Pakistan...

  • Canadian mountaineer falls to death on Pakistan's K2

    A Canadian national who was attempting to climb K2 mountain has fallen to his death, officials said on Saturday...

    Hussain said that he had received notification from the base camp that the Canadian “had fallen to his death and his body has been moved to advance base camp”, adding that he was in contact with family members...

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