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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...

    They said under the new policy a company nominated by Saudi government “Aetmaad” would issue the biometric verification letter to those applying for umra pilgrimage and for completion of the biometric process they would have to travel to Karachi,...

  • Saudi Arabia extends Umrah season by one month

    Saudi Arabia's Haj and Umrah Ministry on Tuesday extended the Umrah season by a month to allow more time to Muslims across the world to perform the ritual, Radio Pakistan reported...

    According to the new timeline, the Umrah season will now end on the 15th of Shawwal instead of the 15th of Ramazan this year...

  • Umrah organisers allowed to send remittances to S. Arabia

    KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan on Tuesday allowed Umrah organisers to send remittances through banking channels to Saudi Arabia in a bid to stop illegal transactions of currencies from the country...

    “In order to facilitate Umrah Organisers to meet Umrah related expenses on account of Pakistani pilgrims in Saudi Arabia such as accommodation, transportation etc, the State Bank of Pakistan has allowed Autho­rised Dealers to affect...

  • Now Umrah visas can be converted into tourist visas

    ISLAMABAD: Prince Sultan Bin Salman, Presi­dent of Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage, has launched the Post-Umrah Programme, an initiative which allows Umrah pilgrims to convert their visas into tourist visas...

    Also read: KSA to issue 10m Umrah visas in 2016In a press statement following the launching ceremony in Riyadh, Prince Sultan said the programme aims at providing an opportunity to Umrah pilgrims to see the...

  • 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...

  • State executions in Pakistan decreased by 73pc in 2016: Amnesty International

    State executions in Pakistan dropped by 73 per cent in 2016 as compared to the previous year, with over 360 convicts put on death row and more than 87 hanged, rights group Amnesty International said in its latest report released on Tuesday...

    According to the report, Pakistan was joined by Iran, Saudi Arabia and Iraq as one of the countries with the greatest number of state executions in 2016, amounting to 87pc of death sentences...

  • SAG 2016: Pakistan’s first women boxers determined to land big punch

    The three fighters will become the first female boxers from Pakistan to feature in an international sporting event when they step into the ring on February 13 at the ongoing South Asian Games...

    “We are going there [to India] as history-makers and we will come back with a medal,” Khoushleem, who hails from the scenic valleys of Gilgit-Baltistan, tells Dawn“We know we are not as experienced as the opponents we are going to face but we...

  • Moor selected as Pakistan's submission to Oscars 2016

    Oscar fever officially kicks off in Pakistan as the Pakistani Academy Selection Committee has announced Moor as its selection for submission to the Foreign Language Film Award category at the 88th Academy Awards next year...

    "Moor pushes the boundaries of cinema in Pakistan," she said of the film, "A visual treat, the film reminds us of the history of a land we too often ignore...

  • 2016 World T20: Muddled Pakistan have plenty to ponder

    Pakistan will end 2015 with the bitter taste of a 3-0 rout at the hands of a largely inexperienced England side...

    The T20 series defeat, in harmless conditions in the UAE, set the alarm bells ringing but anyone who has followed Pakistan's limited-overs performances over the course of the year would agree that it did not come as a surprise...

  • 2007-2016: A decade of deadly insurgent attacks across Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: At least 70 people were killed Monday in a bomb attack on mourners outside a hospital in Quetta...

    Here is a list of major attacks against civilians by militant groups in the country since 2007:October 18: Bomb attacks targeting former premier Benazir Bhutto kill 139 people in Karachi as she returns to Pakistan for the first time in eight years...

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