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Pakistanis Mourn Martyrdom of Iconic Cardiologist Dr. Shahid Nawaz Malik

By Faiz Al-Najdi • Feb 23rd, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Noted Cardiac Surgeon and head of Cardiology department at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) Prof Dr. Shahid Nawaz Malik breathed his last on Friday at Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Rawalpindi- Pakistan. Malik was shot and critically injured on February 14 by two unknown assailants.
Malik was targeted when he came out of the private [...]

Pak Envoy Meets with Saudi Minister of Commerce & Industries

By Faiz Al-Najdi • Feb 20th, 2015 • Category: Politics

An important meeting between H.E Mr. Manzur ul Haq, Ambassador of Pakistan in Saudi Arabia and Dr. Taufig Al Fauzan Al Rabiah Minister of Commerce and Industries Saudi Arabia was held here in Riyadh on February 17, 2015 at Commerce Minister’s Office in Riyadh. The meeting was also attended by Khayyam Akbar - Deputy Head [...]

Promoting Culture and Soft Image of Pakistan is our Duty

By Faiz Al-Najdi • Feb 19th, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Pak Ambassador Manzoor Ul Haq impressed upon the Pakistani communities in Saudi Arabia to bring discipline to their lives and to work for bettering the soft image of Pakistan. “I as the Ambassador would focus on projecting our culture and soft image. Our culture is rich and diverse and we all must endeavor to introduce [...]

Time Management by Pakistanis

By Faiz Al-Najdi • Jan 21st, 2015 • Category: Politics

The new Pakistani Ambassador of Pakistan to Saudi Arabia, Excellency Manzoor ul Haq met the Pakistani community on his maiden visit to Al-Khobar in the Eastern Province. Ambassador Haq was accompanied by the Community Welfare Attaché  Syed Hammad Abid and Mueenuddin Memon.
In Al-Khobar Ambassador Haq and the Embassy personnel were warmly received and a dinner [...]

Expats Pay Glowing Tributes to Benazir Bhutto

By Faiz Al-Najdi • Jan 2nd, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

On Saturday 27th December, the Pakistanis in Riyadh - led by the activists of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) - had gathered in her remembrance on her 7th death anniversary. The event was attended by a large number of Pakistanis from across all spectrum of the Pakistani community in Riyadh.
Khalid Rana the incumbent General Secretary of [...]

Grand Gala Cultural Event by Pakistanis in Riyadh

By Faiz Al-Najdi • Dec 30th, 2014 • Category: Politics

This past weekend a great hustle bustle was seen in the Chancery Hall of the Embassy of Pakistan in Riyadh. Men, women of all age and the children were seen in the tradition Pakistani attire wearing smiles on their faces. The occasion was the grand gala cultural event hosted by a cultural organization known as [...]

Punjab Governor Accorded a Warm Welcome by Pakistanis in Riyadh

By Faiz Al-Najdi • Dec 27th, 2014 • Category: Politics

Pakistanis in Riyadh led by the workers of Pakistan Muslim League – N hosted a fitting reception in the honor of the visiting Punjab Governor Choudhry Muhammad Sarwar. The reception held in Riyadh Marriot Hotel was attended by a large number of Pakistanis from Riyadh and its adjoining regions. It was also attended by Khayyam [...]

Pak Envoy Welcomes Visiting Pak Navy Ship PNS Mujahid

By Faiz Al-Najdi • Nov 24th, 2014 • Category: Politics

This past Sunday (16 Nov) Charge d’Affaires of Pakistan Embassy – Khayyam Akbar – feted the visiting Pakistan Navy Ship PNS Mujahid at the Al-Jubail Islamic Port. This reception was hosted on board PNS Mujahid that was attended by the Royal Saudi Navy Eastern Fleet Commander Rear Admiral Ghasham Menahi Al-Qahtani. This reception was also [...]

Pakistan and Council of Saudi Chambers

By Faiz Al-Najdi • Nov 23rd, 2014 • Category: Politics

Envoys from the Embassy of Pakistan in Riyadh held an important meeting with Dr. Abdurrahman A. Al-Zamil – the Chairman Council of Saudi Chambers (aka: CSC) this past week at the Chairman CSC’s office in Riyadh. Hassan Wazir Counselor as Acting Charge d’ Affairs and Waseem Bajwa Commercial Attache represented Pakistan Embassy while Council of [...]

Saudi Leadership’s Unstinted Support for Kashmir Cause

By Faiz Al-Najdi • Nov 15th, 2014 • Category: Politics

Charge d’Affaires at Pakistan Embassy Khayyam Akbar stated that Pakistan remains highly indebted to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques – King Abdullah – and other Saudi leaderships for their unstinted support for the Kashmir cause. Khayyam was speaking at the Embassy Chancery Hall in Riyadh at the event on Friday afternoon to mark [...]