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Saudi Arabia to invest $30b on ports infrastructure

RIYADH: Saudi Arab is planning an intensive growth in its ports and shipping sector by investing $30 billion on infrastructure and development plans. Experts presented a series of papers to over 200 delegates at the inaugural Saudi Maritime Congress held recently highlighting the kingdom’s rapid seaport infrastructure development and overall investment in transport and logistics. The new Saudi Arabian port ... Read More »

Passengers complain of poor services at Saudi airports

JEDDAH: Having a small number of employees in security and customs became a trouble for Saudi Customs as some passengers complained of the poor services at the airport. This is because not more people are attracted to the jobs in Airport. The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) stated that the reduced number of workers in these positions obstruct its ... Read More »

CAA rejects poll claiming Islamabad airport world’s worst

KARACHI: Pakistan’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Director General Air Marshal (r) Muhammad Yousaf, during a press briefing, has rejected the claim of an international website that Islamabad’s Benazir Bhutto International Airport is the world’s worst airport. Talking to the media, he said that the Authority has strongly rejected the survey conducted by the website, adding, “The problem is that no ... Read More »

Pilgrims protest against PIA on luggage missing at Karachi airport

KARACHI: The Haj pilgrims, returning from Saudi Arabia, started protest against management of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) when they came to know that airline has left their luggage at Jeddah. As per details, passengers from a Haj flight, after eight hour delay, have started protest when they were informed that the PIA flight forgot to lift their luggage from Jeddah. ... Read More »

ANF seizes 105kg drugs, arrests six peddlers

ISLAMABAD: The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) claimed to have recovered 105kg of narcotics and arrested six drug smugglers. The ANF also impounded three vehicles during raids in Faisalabad, Lahore, Mansehra, Peshawar and Gwadar. The seized narcotics included 103kg hashish, 1.2kg opium, 500 grams heroin and 400 grams amphetamine. According to details, the Balochistan ANF seized 93kg of charas from a site ... Read More »

Saudi Customs bans Indian pepper

JEDDAH: Customs authorities of Saudi Arabia have decided to impose ban on the import of all types of pepper from India. As per details, Saudi customs have imposed an import restriction on pepper from India on presence of high levels of pesticides. Chili peppers are one of India’s largest foreign currency earners and India has exported 181,500 tons of chilli ... Read More »

ANF recovers 25kg heroin; six accused nailed

ISLAMABAD: The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) in various raids carried out in different area recovered more than 25 kgs of heroine and 4.2 kgs of Charas in Kohat, Attock and Peshawar. According to details, the ANF intercepted a Toyota Fielder (AVY-580) in Kohat and recovered 25 kgs heroin concealed in its secret cavities. The ANF also apprehended Abdul Raheem and Meer ... Read More »