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  • Pakistan still awaiting decision by Saudi govt on exemption of Umrah tax: Religious affairs ministry

    The Ministry of Religious Affairs on Friday issued a statement of clarification regarding an exemption from additional tax for Pakistanis performing more than one Umrah within two years, saying that a reply from the Saudi government in this regard was still awaited...

    The ministry's spokesperson said that the Saudi government had imposed a tax of 2,000 riyals on any individual, from any country, who visited the kingdom more than once...

  • 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...

  • S. Arabia agreed to end Umrah tax on Pakistanis, Senate panel told

    ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Religious Affairs was informed on Tuesday that Prime Minister Imran Khan had requested Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman Al Saud to waive 2,000 riyals tax imposed by the Saudi government on Pakistanis performing Umrah every year...

    The committee, presided over by Senator Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri, was briefed about the problems faced by Pakistanis while performing Haj and Umrah... ...

  • Pakistan to seek its largest loan package from IMF

    WASHINGTON: Pakis­tan is seeking its largest loan package of up to $8 billion from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to bail itself out from a severe crisis that threatens to cripple its economy, diplomatic sources told Dawn...

    Pakistan began exploring the possibility of yet another loan package with the IMF while the PML-N was still in power and the exploratory talks continued under the interim government as well...

  • 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...

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