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UAE envoy calls on army chief

RAWALPINDI: Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Pakistan Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Salem Alzaabi called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at the General Headquarters here today. Matters of mutual interest were discussed during the meeting, according to the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR). On Nov 18, Prime Minister Imran Khan embarked on a day-long visit to the UAE where he met Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Muhammad bin Zayed Al Nahya. COAS also accompanied the prime minister…

UAE frees Briton sentenced to life as spy after pardon

ABU DHABI/DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates on Monday pardoned and released a British academic jailed for life on spying charges, granting a request for clemency after showing a video of him purportedly confessing to membership of the UK’s MI6 intelligence service. The case has strained ties between the long-time allies, leading London to issue a forceful diplomatic response after last week’s verdict was handed down, with a warning that it could hurt relations. The UAE president issued the pardon as part of a mass…

President Alvi confers Hilal-i-Imtiaz on UAE naval commander

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi on Monday conferred Hilal-i-Imtiaz on UAE naval forces commander Rear Admiral Pilot Saeed Bin Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Nehyan at a special Investiture ceremony held at Aiwan-e-Sadr, Islamabad. Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi and senior officials were also present at the ceremony. Later on, Rear Admiral Pilot Saeed Bin Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Nehyan Commander, UAE Naval Forces also called on President Dr Arif Alvi. Speaking on the occasion, the president said that…

Woman butchers, cooks lover for breaking up in UAE

DUBAI: A Moroccan woman allegedly killed her lover for breaking up with her and served up his remains to Pakistani workers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), state-owned newspaper The National reports. The woman killed her boyfriend and then chopped and cooked his remains before serving them to workers three months ago but the felony only recently came to light when a human tooth was found inside her blender. According to police, the Moroccan woman was arrested on suspicion of killing her boyfriend of seven years after…

PM to take cabinet into confidence on recent foreign tours

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has summoned a meeting of the federal cabinet on Nov 23 (Friday) to take it into confidence on his visits to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Malaysia.  The prime minister, who concluded his official trip to Malaysia this evening, will preside over the meeting on Friday at 11:00am. He will brief members of his cabinet about his recent foreign trips. Sources told ARY News that the premier will review the performance of his government in the first 100 days and federal ministers…

Pakistan, UAE agree to cooperate against transnational crimes including money laundering

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Sunday agreed to further strengthen their cooperation to deal with transnational organised crime, including drug trafficking, money laundering and human trafficking. This agreement was made during the meeting between Prime Minister Imran Khan and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Muhammad bin Zayed Al Nahyan during the former's day-long visit to the UAE. The prime minister was accompanied by a high level delegation comprising Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah…

PM Imran, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi discuss bilateral ties

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has arrived in the United Arab Emirates on a day-long visit today (Sunday), ARY News reported. Prime Minister Imran Khan held a meeting with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE's Armed Forces, at the Presidential Palace. Matters relating to the bilateral relations and important international and regional issues were discussed in the meeting. They also discussed ways and means to further enhance the…

35 Pakistani politicians own properties in UAE, FIA tells SC

ISLAMABAD: Out of 895 Pakistani nationals who own properties in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), 35 are politicians, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) informed the Supreme Court on Saturday. The FIA submitted a report to the apex court, stating that out of the total, 374 Pakistanis declared their UAE properties under an amnesty scheme. Whereas, 674 Pakistanis submitted affidavits to the FIA. Seven of those who have declared their assets in Dubai are facing NAB cases, according to the report. 69 Pakistanis…

Meet Shobika Kalra, the girl with a rare muscle degenerative disorder

Dubai: Diagnosed with a muscle degenerative disorder at the age of 13, Shobika Kalra is standing up for herself and others like her refusing to be a victim of her circumstances.  The 28-year-old who has has helped build over 1,000 ramps across Dubai had been a topper throughout school and was diagnosed with Friedreich’s ataxia, right before her 13th birthday which compelled her to leave school. Disheartened by the diagnosis, Shobika locked herself in a room for 2 years trying to find natural remedies for her condition…

FM Qureshi reaches UAE to attend Sir Baniyas Forum

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister (FM) Shah Mahmood Qureshi has reached United Arab Emirates (UAE) to represent Pakistan in 9th Sir Baniyas Forum, ARY NEWS reported on Friday. The forum, organized by the UAE ministry of foreign affairs, will have wide participation from foreign ministers of various countries where issues related to Middle East will be discussed. Mr. Qureshi is also scheduled to meet his UAE's counterpart and other officials during his two days' visit focusing the issues of mutual interests between the two…