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Happy New Year 2018

Happy NEW YEAR:  It’s time to bid 2017 a goodbye and lets hope for a bright new year set in. As every year ends, people spend time evaluating the time gone by and make plans for the year to come. The new year brings hopes and promises to accomplish all that one couldn’t in the past year. Whether it is improving your skills or going on new adventures, the new year gives 12 new chapters and 365 new chances. Many people set personal goals to achieve in the new year. It is also the time when people plan and list out their new year resolutions in order to prove   themselves better in their lives. If you’re among those looking to create a better tomorrow – one with new possibilities and new dreams to be fulfilled – and need some inspiration to follow through on those plans, these quotes will give you the motivation. Everyone knows that change of any kind is never easy and it may take one sometime in order to achieve the target one has set for themselves. However, it is not impossible and these quotes will motivate you to welcome 2018 with enthusiasm and excitement. Happy new year!

NEW UMRAH POLICY 2017-2018

According to new umrah policy 1439 of Saudi Government, we have highlighted these points,

  • Fee of 2000 Sr will impose on every passenger who performed umrah in previous year i.e during 2016-2017.
  • First-time traveler or the passenger who is travelling the first time in Islamic calendar year will not have to pay 2000 SR.
  • According to new umrah policy 1439 for Pakistan and 36 other Countries Finger prints of every passenger who intended to perform umrah will be collected by Etimad (Saudi authorized body).
  • Fee of finger print is almost 5 dollars.
  • Validity of finger print is three months and it will revoke on travel. If you get finger print today and travel tomorrow and again you need to get umrah visa and travel with in 3 month of previous travel you will have to get new finger prints receipt from etimad.

Previous Umrah Policies:

⇒If any person travels to perform umrah in the month of Muharram and again travel in the same year will have to pay 2000 for the second trip and so on.
⇒If any person travels to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on visa other then Umrah and travel again in the same year on Umrah visa will not have to pay 2000 SR.

• The person who never performs umrah before and the person who had not performed umrah in previous three years will not have to pay any tax.

• And, the person who had performed umrah in previous three years (2014,2015,2016) will have to pay 2000SR. Kindly note, this condition only apply if you had performed umrah on umrah visa if you went on visit visa or any other this fee will not apply. also, note that This fee of 2000SR will be collected by travel agents.

Clearance:

 According to new umrah policy, any person who enters Kingdom frequently but not on Umrah visa will not have to pay 2000SR for umrah visa. I have done Hajj in the year 2016 but I have not done Umrah in consecutive 3 years so these charges are not applicable to me.

Solution:

IF you able to change any number of passport you can able to save this 2000SR even though you are travelling for the second time in a year. But by changing the number I don’t say amend manually but you can make new passport in such case the last digit will change and SR2000 will not reflect in the agent system.

Disclaimer:

Above mentioned solution is just what we think but there is above 50 percent chance that at the airport of Royal kingdom of Saudi Arabia they will charge 2000SR there and penalised the Saudi Companies also. The above-mentioned solution in just theory and we didn’t do any experience so the use of above solution is your choice.

How to check whether 2000SR fees are applicable or not?

Go to app store on your android mobile and search for Umrah eservices. Download the app you will able to check visa status and fee of 2000 Sr is applicable or not.

Second option click eservices umrah and enter nationality, captcha and passport number to check whether fee is applicable or not.

Blog Reference Link : http://travellingupdates.com/2016/10/27/new-umrah-policy/

Quaid’s 141st birth anniversary being celebrated today

KARACHI: The nation is celebrating the 141st birth anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the father of the nation throughout the country with national fervor today.

All the arrangements have been finalized for the change of guard ceremony would be held at the Quaid’s mausoleum in Karachi in the morning.

Sindh Governor Muhammad Zubair, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah and other high officials would visit the mausoleum to pay homage to the father of the nation, where they will place floral wreaths and offer Fateha.

To mark the day, several programs including seminars, conferences and sports events have been arranged in different cities and towns to pay tribute to the great leader and highlight his life and leadership who acquired a separate homeland for the Muslims of sub-continent.

Blog Refrance Link : https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/260236-nation-celebrating

Chinese firm blacklisted for making false claims

LAHORE: The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) on Thursday blacklisted Chinese company Jiangsu Yabaite Co Ltd and fined it 900,000 yuan for alleged forgery and fraud.

According to a press release, Yabait had claimed that it had earned Rs2.5bn from the Multan Metro Bus project and sent it to China.

Highlighting the claim of the Chinese company, a section of of the Pakistani media said Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif was involved in money laundering and had sent a huge amount of kickbacks to China through Yabaite.

Shahbaz had condemned the media reports and served legal notices on some media organisations over alleged misreporting. The case of alleged money laundering was then referred to the FIA by SECP and later the NAB’s Multan wing launched an investigation into the project to look into money laundering, if any.

The Punjab government also held an inquiry into the allegations and learnt that Yabait had never worked for the Multan Metro project nor any project contractors had acquired its services at any stage.

The Chinese government investigated the matter and imposed a heavy fine on the company chairman and blacklisted it. Its other officials were also penalised.

The Yabait, through a letter, has confessed to committing the crime and accepted the sentence given by the Chinese government. It admitted that the money sent to China by it has no connection with Metro Bus and this letter is available at company’s website.

The CSRC official website also contains the Yabait letter.

Published in Dawn, December 22nd, 2017

Blog References Link : https://www.dawn.com/news/1378140/chinese-firm-blacklisted-for-making-false-claims

Desert Spring Festival kicks off in Sharjah

The 23-day festival is targeted to provide a natural and recreational outlet to enable police staff and residents to spend the best time with their family.

The Sharjah Police launched the second Spring Desert Festival on Wednesday at the desert park in Dhaid city’s Al Batayeh area.

The 23-day festival is targeted to provide a natural and recreational outlet to enable police staff and residents to spend the best time with their family. It also includes cultural and community events, which are organised at the theatre of the new park established by the Sharjah Police in the heart of the desert and is surrounded by majestic sand dunes in Al Kihaif.

The first day of the festival witnessed a number of entertainment activities, cultural competitions, theatre performances, folklore and popular competitions while the police band created an atmosphere of fun for families and children.

The activities are designed to strengthen the ties between the members of the family and to enjoy the beauty of nature, away from the routine of work.

The festival on its first day welcomed visitors of different categories who expressed their happiness for what they have seen from a variety of innovative activities. The police also distributed prizes for the winners of the competition.

Brigadier Abdullah Mubarak bin Amer, deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Sharjah Police, said that the second Spring Desert Festival said that the park was inaugurated last year by Brigadier Saif Al Shamsi, Commander-in-Chief of the Sharjah Police.

He said the desert park is the “first of its kind in the country”. “It has been established as part of the police’s efforts to make its staff happy. It will give opportunities for families of the police staff and the general public to camp in the desert in a safe environment that offers the best facilities.

The park is equipped with a children’s play area, a cycling area, desert train, and separate majlis for men and women, designated grilling areas, food corners, a small zoo and football and volleyball courts.

Blog REFERENCE LINK : https://www.khaleejtimes.com/nation/sharjah/desert-spring-festival-kicks-off-in-sharjah