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July 5, 2018 12:00 AM NZ urged to lift ban on foreign home buyers

WELLINGTON: The International Monetary Fund called on New Zealand to reconsider a controversial plan to ban foreigners from buying residential property, warning the move could discourage foreign direct investment necessary to build new homes. The IMF offered an upbeat view on New Zealand´s economic outlook despite a recent slew of soft data, and said the housing 1

July 2, 2018 12:00 AM Pak Army rescues foreign mountaineers in Hunza

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Army on Sunday carried out successful operation in Hunza to rescue stranded mountaineers, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) reported. According to details provided by Director General of ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor, the Pakistan Army has rescued two British national mountaineers who were stranded in Hunza Valley. The stranded 1

June 13, 2018 12:00 AM Iran to issue bonds to fund oil projects

LONDON: Iran will issue bonds in the coming months to fund oil projects, the head of its Securities and Exchange Organization (SEO) said on Tuesday, a month after the United States withdrew from a nuclear deal and said it would reimpose unilateral sanctions. It was not immediately clear whether Iran would seek foreign buyers for the bonds, something 9

June 10, 2018 12:00 AM Scottish leader aims to boost immigration to Scotland

ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND: Nicola Sturgeon´s pro-independence Scottish National Party is leading a push to boost immigration to the sparsely populated northern tip of Britain, an opposite tack to the UK government which aims to limit the number of new arrivals after Brexit. Sturgeon, who is also first minister, will close the SNP´s conference on Saturday with a plea to give Scotland 2

May 23, 2018 12:00 AM Comonwealth Games: Indian, Pakistani athletes ‘vanished’

CANBERRA: More than 200 Commonwealth Games athletes including some members of Pakistani and Indian teams and officials went ‘missing’ in Australia after applying for refugee visas, with another 50 staying in the country illegally. The figures were revealed by Immigration Department officials to a Senate committee hearing on Monday night. A total of 8,103 athletes 3

May 21, 2018 12:00 AM UAE announces major changes in visa policy

DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced decisions on Sunday that included the provision of residency visas of up to 10 years for investors and professionals and their families in addition to exceptional students. According to WAM, the cabinet announced the launch of an integrated visa system to attract talent in all vital sectors of the national 5

May 2, 2018 9:58 PM Foreign tourists to attend 4-day Chilam Joshi festival in Kalash Valley

ISLAMABAD: A four-day Chilam Joshi Festival would be held in Kalash Valleys of Bumburate, Birir and Rumbur from May 11. The annual festival is held in three Kalash valleys of Bumburate, Birir and Rumbur where Kalash girls and boys dance to the tune of traditional drum beats. A large number of tourists including foreigners from all over the world would 8

April 13, 2018 12:00 AM Number of migrants in Germany hits record high

BERLIN: More people with foreign citizenship live in Germany than ever before, the Federal Statistics Office said on Thursday, putting the 10.6 million record figure down to an influx of people seeking asylum and migrants from other European Union countries. Of the 82 million people living in Germany, roughly one in every eight is a foreign national 9

March 5, 2018 12:00 AM Over 92,000 foreigners visit Pakistan since launch of CPEC

ISLAMABAD: Since the start of ground work on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the flagship multi-billion dollar project of “One Belt and One Road Initiative," more than 39,000 Chinese came to Pakistan in past five years. More than 92,204 visas were issued by the government of Pakistan to foreign nationals in an apparent effort to expand foreign 20

March 3, 2018 12:00 AM ‘Pakistan’s liberal visa policy to improve inbound tourism’

KARACHI: Pakistan’s liberal visa policy will attract more tourists from Turkey in the future, said Tolga Ucak, newly-appointed Turkish Consul General in Karachi, a statement said. Speaking at the Turkish Airline Agency Award ceremony held on Thursday evening, he praised the recent decision by the government of Pakistan to introduce visa on arrival policy 32