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Grand National Day Celebration at Pakistan Embassy in Riyadh

By Faiz Al-Najdi • Mar 25th, 2015 • Category: Politics

Embassy of Pakistan in Riyadh wore a festive look in celebration of Pakistan’s 75th National Day in the evening of 23rd March. The celebration was led by Pak Ambassador Excellency Manzoor Ul Haq in the chancery hall of the Embassy of Pakistan in the diplomatic quarters. He was accompanied by his wife – Madam Nighat [...]

Pakistanis in Riyadh Support Charity

By Faiz Al-Najdi • Mar 18th, 2015 • Category: Politics

Pakistanis in Riyadh proved that they were prepared to put their weights behind any project meant for the noble cause. This past weekend, they were able to raise SR 250,000 for Pakistan Kidney Center –a dream project of the Jeddah based Pakistan Welfare Society - aka: PWS.  This fund raising event was hosted by PWS [...]

Noted Lady Academic and Writer from Pakistan Feted in Riyadh

By Faiz Al-Najdi • Mar 17th, 2015 • Category: Misc

Mrs. Naushaba Siddiqui – a noted academic and author of several books in Urdu language is on a visit to her son in Riyadh from Pakistan. This past weekend she was honored in a literary sitting arranged and hosted by Shaukat Jamal – a famous poet of droll and satire poetry of Urdu language in [...]

New Pakistani Ambassador to Saudi Arabia

By Faiz Al-Najdi • Mar 10th, 2015 • Category: Misc

A welcome luncheon reception was thrown in the honor of the new Pakistani Ambassador to Saudi Arabia – Excellency Manzur Ul Haq. The hosts were Dr. Mansour Memon and his wife Dr. Erum Qalbani. This luncheon was attended by a large number of diplomats from foreign missions – with their respective spouses - that included: [...]

Pakistanis Should Respect and Abide by Local Laws – Pak Envoy

By Faiz Al-Najdi • Mar 2nd, 2015 • Category: Politics

Pakistani Ambassador to Saudi Arabia – Manzur Ul Haq – advised Pakistani to respect and abide by the local laws. “Pakistanis should be aware of the local laws and they should begin to respect the moment they plan to come to this country – that is, before they board the aircraft, “Ambassador Haq said. Ambassador [...]

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 [...]