New Islamabad Airport to open in June 2014

The News report by Hanif Khalid Federal Secretary Defence Lt Gen (R) Asif Yasin Malik has said the new Benazir Bhutto International Airport will start functioning in June, 2014. This he said while talking to this correspondent at his Defence Ministry’s office in Rawalpindi. Asif Yasin, who is also head …

Pakistan concerned regarding deportation of overseas Pakistanis from Saudi Arabia

Pakistan has conveyed its concerns to Saudi Arabia regarding the kingdom’s new labour laws, which may lead to the deportation of hundreds of thousands of expatriates, including Pakistanis, from the country. Last month, Saudi Arabia amended its labour laws, setting tough restrictions for overseas workers to qualify for employment. The …

ECP plans to give voting rights to Pakistani expatriates in 10 countries

Tells SC that ministry of Finance, Foreign Affairs, Law, Overseas Pakistanis, IT taken on board for arrangements The Election Commission of Pakistan has informed the Supreme Court that it is evolving an effective mechanism to ensure that overseas Pakistanis in ten different countries can exercise their right to vote in …

Call to support overseas Pakistanis

KARACHI: Overseas Pakistanis are contributing foreign reserves of about $12 billion but still their patriotism is questioned by some quarters. “Such a situation should be changed and overseas Pakistanis should be encouraged so that they could use their capital, experience and technical

ECP opposes online voting facility for overseas Pakistanis

Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Monday came out openly opposing online voting facility for overseas Pakistanis in the next elections. ECP said without a proper mechanism in place, enabling overseas Pakistanis to vote would compromise the polls’ transparency In a report made public on Monday, the ECP said that without …