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September 23, 2018 8:16 AM Pakistani chefs participating in Indian food festival denied visa amidst tensions

LAHORE: Six Pakistani chefs had their visas rejected by the Indian government on Saturday, restricting them from participating in the World Heritage Cuisine and Food Festival that will be held in October in Amritsar. The rejection of the visas came in the middle of the intensifying pressures between the neighboring countries after the Indian Foreign 1

September 17, 2018 12:00 AM UAE offers residency-visa for retired expats

DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has passed a law that allows expatriates to stay in the country after retirement if they own a property valued 2 million dirhams ($544,510). The UAE Cabinet approved a law to provide special residency-visa privileges for expats retirees over the age of 55 years for a period of five years, with the possibility of renewal 1

September 11, 2018 9:05 AM Pakistanis being denied entry to Bahrain: report

A number of Pakistanis on social media have complained that they are being denied entry to Bahrain. According to a report Published in Gulf Daily News, Bahrain authorities have placed a temporary ban on Pakistanis entering the Kingdom. According to newspaper, an official of a local company said they have faced an issue with visa requests for Pakistanis

July 16, 2018 10:44 AM Number of foreign tourists arrival in Pakistan regain upward trend

ISLAMABAD: As many as 10476 foreign visitors were arrived in Pakistan on tourist visa to look around the popular destination of the country during the year 2017, regaining an upward momentum of tourist’s arrival. According to an official source, around 9161 visitors arrived in the country on tourist visa in the year 2016, 6474 in 2015, 5575 in 2014 and 10560 in the year 2013. The popular 5

July 16, 2018 12:00 AM Two-month free tourist visa for kids under 18 in UAE

DUBAI: The visa policy has been changing in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the last few months to attract more visitors to the emirates. The UAE on Sunday announced a change in visa rules for tourists, exempting dependents under the age of 18 from visa fees. According to UAE official news agency, the UAE has introduced a new two-month exemption for dependents 4

July 5, 2018 12:00 AM Top Hong Kong court grants UK lesbian right to spousal visa

HONG KONG: Hong Kong´s top court ruled on Wednesday that a British lesbian should be granted a spousal visa in a landmark judgment that could open the door for expatriate same-sex partners to move to the Chinese-ruled city. The British woman, who requested to be identified only as QT in court, sued the director of immigration in 2014 after she was denied 7

June 10, 2018 12:00 AM Abramovich knocks back approach to buy Chelsea

LONDON: Britain’s richest man has had a bid to buy Chelsea football club turned down by Roman Abramovich, according to British media reports. The Daily Mail reported that Jim Ratcliffe, the chairman and chief executive of multinational petrochemicals group Ineos, expressed an interest in the Premier League club which the Russian has owned for 15 years 11

June 3, 2018 12:00 AM Waseem begins training in Las Vegas

KARACHI: Pakistan’s professional boxer Mohammad Waseem has started training at the Floyd Mayweather Junior Boxing Gym in Las Vegas for his International Boxing Federation (IBF) world title bout later this summer. The 30-year-old will face Moruti Mthalane of South Africa in the IBF world title bout on July 15 at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur. The title 4

June 3, 2018 12:00 AM IBF world title bout: Waseem begins training in Las Vegas

KARACHI: Pakistan’s professional boxer Mohammad Waseem on Saturday began his training at the Floyd Mayweather Junior Boxing Gym in Las Vegas, United States, for the International Boxing Federation (IBF) world title bout later this summer. “I have begun my training,” Waseem told ‘The News’ from Las Vegas on Saturday. The 30-year-old will face Moruti Mthalane 12

June 2, 2018 12:00 AM Football fans can enter Russia sans visa

ISLAMABAD: Great news for Pakistani football fans. The Russian government has introduced a new policy that will allow the football lovers to enter the country without visa to witness Football World Cup- 2018 matches starting from June this year. In order to ensure maximum participation of the football fans, for the first time the Russian government has relaxed 37