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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 [...]



Pakistani Expats Reactions on Malala’s Nobel Peace Prize

By Faiz Al-Najdi • Oct 14th, 2014 • Category: Politics

Friday the 10th of October must have been the happiest day in Malala Yousafzai’s life as on this day, at a tender age of 17 years only, she became the youngest person to have been awarded with the prestigious & coveted Nobel Peace prize for the year 2014. She thus became the second Pakistani to [...]



RCA Arranges Cricket Tourney to Mark Saudi National Day

By Faiz Al-Najdi • Oct 5th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

On request of RCA Patron in Chief: HRH Prince Gen. Dr. Abdulaziz Bin Nasser Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Riyadh Cricket Association (aka: RCA) celebrated the 84th Saudi National Days at RCA Ground-4 in Riyadh. All 70 RCA listed teams participated and played 5 League in celebration of the Saudi National Day. This was also participated [...]



PWC Celebrates Saudi National Day in Riyadh

By Faiz Al-Najdi • Sep 27th, 2014 • Category: Entertainment

Pakistan Writers Club-Riyadh aka: PWC, in keeping with its tradition, jointly celebrated the 83rd Saudi National Day and 68th Pakistani Independence Day on this past Friday in Riyadh. This event was attended by a large number of Pakistani men, women and children from Riyadh and its adjoining areas. Some Saudis and men and women from [...]



Sitara-e-Imtiaz for Overseas Pakistani Dr. Riaz Khawaja

By Faiz Al-Najdi • Aug 26th, 2014 • Category: Misc

In keeping with the age old tradition, President of Pakistan - Mamnoon Hussain – announced various civil and military awards on the eve of 14th August – the Independence Day of Pakistan. For the overseas Pakistanis living and working in Saudi Arabia this news was received with bit of surprise and joy as one of [...]



Musical Evening Marks Independence Day Celebration in Pak Embassy

By Faiz Al-Najdi • Aug 16th, 2014 • Category: Politics

Pakistan’s 68th Independence Day was celebrated with grace and great fervor by Pakistani community in Riyadh on Thursday the 14th of August. In the evening Pakistan Embassy arranged for a grand gala family festival. This family festival event was the first of its kind ever held inside the Embassy premise and it was a great [...]



Pakistan Embassy Launches Courier System for Passport Delivery

By Faiz Al-Najdi • Jul 1st, 2014 • Category: Politics

Pakistan Embassy in Riyadh has launched Courier System to facilitate the Pakistani community in receiving their passports. This new system was inaugurated by Charge d’Affair of Pakistan Embassy Excellency Khayyam Akbar early this week. Khayyam remarked that now the Pakistani community would not be required to visit the Embassy just to collect their passports. “They [...]



STC Invited to Bid for 3G Auction in Pak Telecom

By Faiz Al-Najdi • Feb 14th, 2014 • Category: Technology

Chief of Pakistani Telecommunication Authority aka: PTA – Dr. Syed Ismail Shah – was on a short but important meeting to the Saudi capital Riyadh. During his short visit he held a wide ranging meeting with his counterpart in Saudi Telecom Corporation aka: STC – Mr. Abdulaziz A. AlSughair who is the Chairman of the [...]