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  • Ahsan Iqbal fourth minister to have foreign work permit

    ISLAMABAD: After Panamagate, another scandal has surfaced as one more member of the federal cabinet, Ahsan Iqbal, who oversees the $54 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, is found to be a holder of Iqama (work permit) of Saudi Arabia...

    He is said to be the fourth cabinet member to have held a foreign work permit, the others being Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif and Finance Minister...

  • Khawaja Asif also holds UAE work permit

    ISLAMABAD: Following Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s confession that he had obtained Iqama (work permit) of the United Arab Emirates, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif was also found to be a holder of such permit of the Gulf state...

    The defence minister claimed on Tuesday that he had submitted details of his Iqama to the Election Commission of Pakistan and the Federal Board of Revenue about 27 years ago...

  • Saudi prince gets permit to export 10 globally protected falcons

    KARACHI: The federal government has issued a special permit to a Saudi prince to export globally protected and rare falcons in violation of its international commitments and national wildlife protection laws, sources said...

    They said the permit to export 10 falcons had been issued to Prince Fahd bin Sultan bin Abdul Aziz, the governor of the Saudi province of Tabuk...

  • Saudi prince issued houbara bustard hunting permit by centre

    KARACHI: The federal government has issued a special permit to Saudi Arabian Prince Fahd bin Sultan Abdul Aziz Al Saud, governor of Tabuk, to hunt the internationally protected houbara bustard during the hunting season 2017-18, Dawn has learnt...

    The federal government, however, issues special permits to kings, rulers, crown princes, princes and other members of ruling families of various Arab states of the Persian Gulf, including...

  • Iran says 'good relations' possible if Saudi Arabia ends 'friendship' with Israel

    Iran's President Hassan Rouhani says Iran is ready to restore ties with Saudi Arabia if it stops bombing Yemen and cuts its alleged ties with Israel...

    In a speech broadcast on Sunday, Rouhani said the regional rivals could have “good relations” if the Saudis end their “false friendship” with Israel and halt the “inhuman bombardment” of Yemen, where a Saudi-led coalition is battling Houthis...

  • Rumours of relations souring with Saudi Arabia 'totally false', says PM Imran

    Prime Minister Imran Khan played down differences with longtime ally Saudi Arabia as Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Riyadh, saying the two countries had no differences...

    Moreover, the army chief ’s visit is being viewed in the context of Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi’s criticism of the Saudi Arabia-dominated Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) for not convening the meeting of its Council of Foreign Ministers...

  • Sound Bytes: ‘Students only cheat when adults permit them to do so’

    It’s currently headed by Dr Shehzad Jeeva, an alumnus of Karachi University’s Chemistry Department, who returned to Pakistan after extensive study and research at institutions like the University of Cambridge, University of York, the UK and McGill University, Canada...

    Faiza Ilyas recently spoke to him on the increasing trend of cheating in exams and how the AKU-EB discourages it at its 174 centres, the total number of schools and...

  • Dubai ruler allowed to export two falcons without permit

    KARACHI: The federal government has allowed the “export” of two falcons of endangered species to the United Arab Emirates for Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum without even issuing an export permit, it emerged here on Monday...

    According to sources, Pakistan cannot issue export permits for falcons as this is not only against the local wildlife protection laws but also in violation of various nature conservation...

  • Permit issued to Dubai ruler for export of 25 rare falcons

    KARACHI: The federal government is learnt to have issued a special permit to the ruler of Dubai to export 25 falcons of a rare and endangered species from Pakistan to the UAE in violation of local wildlife protection laws as well as various international treaties on nature conservation signed by the country...

    According to highly placed sources, by issuing the permit to Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime...

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