NEW YORK: Pakistan’s new Ambassador to the United States, Dr. Asad Majeed Khan, presented his credentials to President Donald Trump at a White House ceremony in Washington on Friday.
A press release issued by the Pakistan Embassy in Washington said that Ambassador Khan conveyed the greetings of Pakistan’s leadership to President Trump who reciprocated with similar positive sentiments for Prime Minister Imran Khan.
While responding to the President’s welcoming remarks, the Pakistani envoy stated that he would work tirelessly to enhance mutually beneficial cooperation between the two countries.
President Trump has said that he wants to explore opportunities for the two countries to work closely together and to renew their partnership.
Ambassador Khan has replaced Ali Jahangir Siddiqui, who relinquished his charge as ambassador earlier this month.
British citizens availing Pakistan E-visa facility
LONDON: Pakistan High Commission London has successfully started E-visa services with effect from March 22, 2019.
The prime minister of Pakistan had inaugurated the launch of E-VISA Services on March 14, 2019 for five countries including the United Kingdom.
On the first day of E-visa services, more than 20 cases were successfully processed and hopefully the number would be increased rapidly.
Pakistan High Commissioner to United Kingdom Mohammad Nafees Zakaria also shared this news during his speech after flag hoisting ceremony here at Pakistan High Commission on Saturday.
The High Commission had taken pride in the successful launch of E-visa and was confident that this initiative would significantly boost the number of visits to Pakistan by the British citizens for business and tourism purposes.
President confers top civil, military awards amongst different personalities on Pakistan Day
ISLAMABAD: An investiture ceremony to confer civil and military awards amongst different personalities for their contributions in different fields is underway at Aiwan-e-Sadr here.
President Arif Alvi is decorating the awards to the recipients.
Hilal-e-Imtiaz Military and Sitara-e-Basalat were conferred on officers and jawans of all three services.
The President also conferred 127 civil awards amongst different personalities for their contributions in different fields.
These include one Nishan-i-Imtiaz, three Hilal-e-Pakistan, eight Hilal-e-Imtiaz, three Hilal-e-Quaid-e-Azam, four Sitara-e- Pakistan, four Sitara-e-Shuja’at, thirty four Sitara-e-Imtiaz, 28 President’s Award for Pride of Performance, one Sitara-e-Quaid-e-Azam, one Tamgha-e-Pakistan, 23 Tamgha-e-Shuja’at and seventeen Tamgha-e-Imtiaz.
Amongst the prominent personalities being conferred with awards include martyred Nawabzada Mir Siraj Khan Raisani, Aftab Sultan, Radio Pakistan’s newscaster and anchor person Ms Ishrat Fatima, President of Pakistan Arts Council Karachi Mohammad Ahmed Shah, cricket stars Wasim Akram , Waqar Younis, Yasir Shah, film actresses Babra Sharif Reema Khan and Mehwish Hayat, actors Muhammad Shabbir Jan and Iftikhar Ahmad Thakar, singers Sajjad Ali and Munir Hussain (late).
PIA approves new policy for cabin crew
KARACHI: The Pakistan International Airline (PIA) has approved a new policy for ground jobs of cabin crew.
PIA Chief Executive Officer Air Marshal Arshad Malik has given approval for the new policy. The policy would be applicable for permanent and contractual employees, read the notification issued in this regard.
Application could only be submitted for ground service on completion of 10 years of service.
The airline management would itself decide to appoint cabin crew in any department. Following approval of the management for ground job, the employee would not be allowed for flight service.
“Employees will be bound to perform the duty and shift assigned to them on ground service,” said the notification.
It said they could be called for flight duty, when needed.
“Selected and top performer cabin crew may be deputed on ground jobs only within Flight Services Department purely on company requirement with valid justification. They may be called back for flying duties subject to the company requirement,” the company circular read.
“The grounded cabin crew will mark their attendance through TMS and all rules of leave/ promotions etc, shall be applicable to the grounded crew as applicable to admin category employees,” it added.