Pakistani missions facilitate visa amnesty scheme

•July 31, 2018 • Leave a Comment

By Jamil Khan | SHARJAH

As the 3-month UAE visa amnesty scheme starts on Wednesday, the Pakistan Embassy, Abu Dhabi and Consulate General in Dubai, have made appropriate arrangements to facilitate the amnesty seekers.
In this regard, a couple of weeks ago the mission issued a public notice on social media and its other channels to inform the community about the arrangements and the contact numbers of the concerned officials.
The press counsellor, Consulate General in Dubai, told The Gulf Today, “The Pakistan Embassy has informed the community about the arrangements and the details of obtaining any missing documents in case of requirements.
“In all matters related to the UAE Visa Amnesty Scheme, the person in charge will be the Community Welfare Counsellor while the officials from different sections including Nadra (National Database & Registration Authority), Passport and others will support those who visit the welfare sections to avail the scheme,” he added.
When asked about the number of people who have approached to avail the scheme, it was informed that they are yet to have an appropriate number.
The official confirmed that a dedicated hotline would be set up in the missions to cater for the cases of visa amnesty seekers. “The Pakistan embassy has been fully supporting the initiative by the UAE and decided to waive the fees for outpasses issued to the amnesty seekers while a 7-month extension will be granted for expired passports where needed,” he added.
The amnesty seekers are asked to approach the Community Welfare sections in Abu Dhabi and Dubai or contact the officials on the following numbers (02-4449334, 02-4447800 ext 217/337 or 04-3971748, 04-3966651).
The scheme will run for three months and will end on Oct.31 not only allowing illegal people to exit the country without paying fines, but allowing them to return to the UAE via legal channels later.
The official have confirmed that a dedicated hotline will be set up in the missions to cater the cases of visa amnesty seekers. “The Pakistan embassy has fully supporting the initiative by UAE and decided to waive off the fee of Out-passes issued to the amnesty seekers while a 7-month extension will be granted for expired passports where it needed,” he added.
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3 UAE-based candidates win in Pak polls

•July 29, 2018 • Leave a Comment

By Jamil Khan | SHARJAH

Three out of six UAE-based overseas Pakistani candidates running in last week’s general elections in Pakistan, have won through the platform of their respective political parties. The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has announced all the results of national and provincial assemblies and officially declared Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf the winner.
Khayal Zaman Khan, a Dubai-based businessman and long-time supporter of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), won for the National Assembly seat from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. It was the second time he was…
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Pak expats’ plea on amnesty scheme

•July 28, 2018 • Leave a Comment

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By Jamil Khan | DUBAI

The Pakistani community requests the Pakistan government to extend the t date of ‘amnesty scheme’ in a bid to offer the overseas members a chance to legalise their assets, and bring in net tax.
A large number of community members from different walks of life attended the interactive session organised by the Pakistan Consulate in Dubai on Thursday. The event was also attended by officials including Talha Aziz Khan, Chairperson Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), Qadir Bux, Additional Director State Bank of Pakistan, and a number of consulate officials.
The officials said that the Government of Pakistan has recently introduced the amnesty scheme for Pakistani expatriates regularising their undeclared properties…
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Al Oula Radio honoured at Liwa Ajman Dates Festival

•July 27, 2018 • Leave a Comment

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By Jamil Khan | DUBAI

On the first day of the fifth edition of the Liwa Ajman Dates Festival, Al Oula Radio, owned by The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC), has been honoured as one of the Festival’s media partners.
Sheikh Ammar Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Crown Prince of Ajman and Chairman of the Executive Council, presented the honouring shield to Abdullah Hamdan Bin Dalmook, Chief Executive Director of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Center for Heritage.
The 4-day Liwa Ajman Dates Festival is being held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Member …
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Expatriates keep their fingers crossed for better leader

•July 27, 2018 • Leave a Comment

By Jamil Khan | DUBAI

Around 105.96 million registered voters across Pakistan are casting their vote for a government which will be in power for the next five years.
The heads of all the three leading political parties and candidate

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s battling for the 270 seats of the National Assembly and 570 of four provincial asse

mblies vow to bring positive and effective changes in every sector of the government and promise to improve the lives of the common citizen.

Talking to The Gulf Today on the eve of the general elections, expatriates from different walks of life shared their views on the upcoming government.
Akhar Mughal, who is a resident of Sharjah for over 13 years…
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High-level HHC officials visit Liwa Date Festival

•July 27, 2018 • Leave a Comment

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By Jamil Khan | DUBAI

The 14th edition of the Liwa Date Festival being held in Al Dhafra, Abu Dhabi has been one of the biggest cultural and heritage events. Every day scores of people from families to representatives of different government bodies are visiting the festival and admiring the scores of varieties of dates and cultural activities.
A high-level delegation led by Abdullah Hamdan Bin Dalmook, Executive Director of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC), visited the Liwa Date Festival in Al Dhafra area.
The festival being held till July 28 is being organised by the Cultural Programme and Heritage Festival Committee, Abu Dhabi under the patronage of Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs.
During his visit to the festival Bin Dalmook met officials including…
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Pak Election 2018

•July 23, 2018 • Leave a Comment

Pak community in UAE warns on ‘fake news’ ahead of polls

By Jamil Khan | SHARJAH

Community leaders from Pakistan, through their social networking sites, have urged compatriots to fully adhere to the spirit of national duty by casting their vote and taking part in elections for a new government.
In this regard, community members supporting different political parties in Pakistan have been reaching out to their constituencies to cast their vote in favour of their political parties, showing their support for their leaders.
The general elections are scheduled to be held on July 25 to elect the members of the National Assembly and the four Provincial Assemblies of Pakistan.22-Pak Polls
As the election day is approaching fast, fake news are mushrooming on social media both in and outside the country.
Talking to The Gulf Today, the community members shared a recent ‘fake news’ regarding voting rights for overseas Pakistanis. “Yesterday through a WhatsApp group I received a message that looked like a ‘newspaper advertisement’ announcing that the overseas community members were allowed to cast their vote online with the country’s data registration body – National Database and Registration Authority …
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