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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

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

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 6

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 6

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 31

February 15, 2018 12:00 AM Cholistan jeep rally storms into action

BAHAWALPUR: The 13th Cholistan Desert jeep rally, which has turned into annual grand festival of Cholistan Desert, was inaugurated on Wednesday evening in Bahawal Club Bahawalpur in bustling ceremony. During the ceremony the winner’s trophy was launched by Senator Saud Majeed Chaudhry along with Commissioner Bahawalpur division Saqib Zafar and MD Tourism 13

February 4, 2018 12:00 AM Suspect arrested after gun attack on foreigners in Italy

ROME: Italian police said they have arrested a young man suspected of opening fire on foreigners from a vehicle in central Italy on Saturday, wounding several people. After the attack in the town of Macerata, the suspect got out of his car and made a fascist salute while wearing a tricolour scarf, according to Italian media. He was allegedly found to be carrying 14

February 3, 2018 12:00 AM Cholistan Desert Jeep Rally from Feb 15-18

KARACHI: Cholistan Desert Jeep Rally, organised by Tourism Development Corporation of Punjab, is to be held from February 15-18. The event will be sponsored by Indus Motor Company. An MoU was signed between Indus Motor Company (IMC) and TDCP in Lahore the other day. Around nine foreigners from Gulf countries and Thailand, in addition to about 100 local 14

January 20, 2018 12:00 AM Stocks rise over one percent on foreign buying; auto leads

Stocks gained 1.3 percent on Friday, buoyed by auto and financial shares while offshore investors continued to be net buyers and added fuel to a rally that started towards the start of the week, dealers said. Analyst Ahsan Mehanti at Arif Habib Corp said bullish activity was witnessed in scrips across the board. “(Prime Minister) PM’s approval for amnesty 17