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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 [...]



The Key Within – Key to Become Rich, Live Happy and Look Younger

By Faiz Al-Najdi • Feb 13th, 2014 • Category: Entertainment

Author: Waseem Ijaz
Publisher: Al Jandool Printing Press – Jeddah-Saudi Arabia
ISBN: 978-603-01-1749-9
Author Waseem Ijaz is a Pakistani professional with leadership position in oil industry in Saudi Arabia. He is experienced in resurrecting
companies with personal involvement in human resource development and corporate level strategy. This book from him is designed to serve as a tool for motivating [...]



Kashmir is an Unfinished Agenda of Parition

By Faiz Al-Najdi • Feb 10th, 2014 • Category: Politics

Khayyam Akbar – Deputy Head of the Mission at the Embassy of Pakistan - has said that Pakistan has never compromised and wavered from its principled stand on the issue of Kashmir. He was speaking to a large gathering, in excess of 500 people, on this past Friday who had gathered at the Community Hall [...]



PCG Picnic Gathering Reinforces Fraternity Bond in Expat Community

By Faiz Al-Najdi • Feb 6th, 2014 • Category: Entertainment

Expatriates in any country tend to engage in comradeship with their compatriots. Finding men and women of their country, city, town and villages in a foreign country is not less than a blessing. In many parts of foreign lands Expatriate can hardly find a dozen of men and women from their own native place. However [...]



Humnawa Celebrates Life & Teachings of Prophet PBUH

By Faiz Al-Najdi • Feb 1st, 2014 • Category: Misc

Pakistan Ladies Club ak:; Humnawa gathered this past weekend in a local hotel in Riyadh to celebrate life and teachings of Prophet Muhammad – Peace-be-upon-Him. Humnawa is a social organization of Pakistani expatriate women whose spouse live and work in Riyadh. Its patron-in-chief is the wife of Pakistani Ambassador to Saudi Arabia – Mrs. Anila [...]



We Aim at Hujj Policy that Serves People Well – Pak Minister for Hujj

By Faiz Al-Najdi • Jan 30th, 2014 • Category: Misc

Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Religious Affairs and Hujj Sardar Mohammad Yusuf was feted with a grand dinner reception on Sunday evening in Riyadh by Sheikh Saeed – a noted community leader, vice president of PML-N Riyadh and recently appointed President of the Overseas Chapter of National Peace Committee for Interfaith Harmony.
This dinner reception was attended [...]



Education is the Best Investment and is Agent of Change – Said Pak Envoy

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

Pakistan International School hosted its 8th Commendation Ceremony this past Friday and awarded Gold Medals, Cups, Shields and Appreciation Certificates to about 144 students for their excellent performance at the examinations. Awards were also given to some 35 teachers for excellent examination results, under their watch for their respective teaching subjects.
This commendation ceremony was attended [...]