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Chinese national shot dead in Karachi gun attack

KARACHI: Unidentified gunmen on Monday fired multiple shots at two Chinese nationals, killing one of them in a targeted attack in Karachi's Clifton area, ARY News reported. The two Chinese were in their car in Zamzama area of Clifton when the attackers in another car opened fire on their vehicle. One of the Chinese suffered two bullet wounds to his head and later succumbed to his injuries, said doctor Seemi Jamali, the head of emergency at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center (JPMC). "Apparently it seems to be a…

Foreigners among 18 hostages freed in Turbat operation

QUETTA: Security forces claimed to have freed 18 hostages, 16 foreigners among them, and arrested two hostage-takers in an operation carried out in Balochistan’s Turbat district. Security sources said they carried out an operation in a neighborhood of Turbat, which led to the recovery of 18 hostages, including 16 foreigners. Of the freed foreigners, 15 belonged to Nigeria and one hailed from war-torn Yemen, they said, adding that two hostage-takers were also taken into custody during the operation. The security…

Qatar creates new residency status for foreigners

DOHA: Qatar on Wednesday created a new permanent residents status for certain groups of foreigners, including those who have worked for the benefit of the emirate. In a first for the Gulf, Qatar’s cabinet ministers approved the measures, the official QNA press agency reported, in a move that will likely affect tens of thousands of resident foreigners. Under the new rules, children with a Qatari mother and a foreign father can benefit from the new status along with foreign residents who have “given service to Qatar” or…

Nisar directs to implement rules regarding visas issuance to foreigners

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Thursday directed the relevant authorities to ensure proper implementation of rules and regulations vis-a-vis issuance of visas to foreigners. "Visas should not be issued to those providing incomplete data," he said while chairing a meeting in Islamabad. The meeting discussed ways and means to further make the issuance of visa process transparent. It was decided that record of visa officers will also be maintained in Pakistani embassies and high commissions and…

Kuwaiti business community should explore investment opportunities in Pakistan: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Monday said Pakistan offers an ideal and conducive environment for foreign investments, and urged that Kuwaiti business community should explore investment opportunities in Pakistan. “The government is ensuring all possible assistance and facilitation for investors,” he said in a meeting with a delegation comprising members of Kuwait Chamber of Commerce at Bubyan Palace Kuwait. While highlighting key economic achievements, the prime minister said that Pakistan’s…

Sindh govt orders to register foreigners, put 93 seminaries on watch list

KARACHI: The Sindh government has decided to register all the immigrants living legally or illegally and to put 93 seminaries on watch list in Sindh, ARY News reported. Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah directed the law enforcement agencies to prepare database and record of the foreigners. “Database of foreigners and residents of slum areas should be prepared, while 93 madrasas (seminaries) should be put on watch list,” he said while presiding a high-level meeting in Karachi regarding law and order situation in the…