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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 [...]



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 [...]