Prime Minister of Pakistan Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Monday departed for a two-day official visit to the State of Kuwait.
According to Pakistan Foreign Office, the Prime Minister is accompanied by Minister of Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Syed Tariq Fatemi along with other senior officials. During the visit, the Prime Minister will meet the Kuwaiti leadership for in-depth review of various aspects of the traditionally close and brotherly relations between the two countries. Sharif is scheduled to meet His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Sabah at Bayan Palace on Tuesday, said the Foreign Office.
Pakistan Foreign Office further said that the Prime Minister will hold delegation level talks with the Prime Minister of Kuwait, His Highness Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah. Important regional and international issues of mutual interest are expected to come under discussion during the visit. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will also meet the Speaker of the Kuwaiti Parliament, Marzouq Ali Al Ghanim. In each of these meetings, the Prime Minister will exchange views with the Kuwaiti side to further expand the existing level of cooperation between Pakistan and Kuwait in diverse sectors.
These include promotion of bilateral trade and investment and upgrading the well-placed institutionalized cooperation in the fields of petroleum and natural resources, financial sector, defense, export of man power, health services, industrial sector, and media and information technology etc. Both sides will also review the progress made so far under various existing Agreements and MoUs in various fields, said Foreign Office.
In 2013, His Highness Kuwait's Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah had undertaken an official visit to Pakistan to commemorate the 50th anniversary of establishment of bilateral diplomatic relations. He was the first Head of Government from a GCC country to visit Pakistan, after Premier Sharif took office in May 2013.
Kuwait: A Filipino man has died when he was run over by a vehicle in Salmiya area, the victim was crossing the road when the accident occurred after being hit by a Citizen, his corpse was recovered and referred to the Forensics Department while the driver was referred to the police station for investigations.
Some 19 years have passed since the formation of the Kuwaiti women football team and despite this progressive fact, the squad's various participations in regional and international competitions have been marred by defeats and disappointments due to the lack of preparation and planning.
Though the women football team was established in 1989, athletes and managing staff alike felt it was time to usher a renaissance that will enable to put women footballers on the winner's podium.
Speaking to KUNA, Zainab Al-Khabaaz and Hanan Al-Rashed said that they were glad to represent their country in global tournaments, affirming that they took this with a sense of pride and duty. The two players expressed their willingness to give more to the team, revealing that the solution to their problems lies in giving leave for players from work and study to pursue football perfection in addition to more training camps and international participation. Despite the presence women football being recent in Kuwait, the athletes are willing to show what they are made of, said head of the women football committee of Kuwait Football Association (KFA) Nahed Al-Fahad.
The official said that in order to develop the sport, the committee "would need to work with the ministry of education to scout for talents at a very young age, establishing tournaments, and developing football staff and coaches abilities." Progress for the national women's team will only be made once there was a solemn effort to bring women football to the national consciousness, Al-Fahad affirmed. Picking on the last portion of Al-Fahad's statement, deputy head of the committee Anwar Al-Nouri stressed it was important to inform the public on the necessity of women sport especially in football. Pushing and supporting women football will surely lead to the success of plans for future development, she affirmed.
Meanwhile, chairperson of the women's sports committee and member of the board Kuwait Olympic Committee Fatma Hayat said that the committee had hired international experts to look into developing Kuwaiti women football.
While scouting for young talents is necessary, establishing a senior team of coaches with experience would also be a priority, said the official who indicated that workshops and more football matches would lead to the development of the sport in Kuwait.
Though it may seem that the road is long for Kuwaiti women to achieve excellence in the field of football, hopefully one day, the captains of Kuwait's women football will carry regional and international trophies and championships.
His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent a cable of congratulations on Monday to Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo, on the occasion of Ghana national day.
His Highness the Amir expressed best wishes, thrive and prosperity for Ghana's leadership and people.
His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah sent similar cables on the occasion
A Sikh man was shot and wounded in Washington state by an attacker who approached him in his driveway and told him to leave the country, police and media reported on Saturday.
The shooting, on Friday night in the city of Kent about 15 miles (24 km) south of Seattle, followed a number of other attacks on Sikhs in the United States over a period of more than a decade. Hate crime-tracking groups say assailants have occasionally mistaken Sikhs for Muslims, who have also been victimized in religiously motivated crimes.
The Sikh man was working on his car in the driveway of his home when he was shot in the arm, according to Seattle television station KIRO 7, which spoke to a woman who knows the victim and saw him after he was struck by the bullet. "Some comments were made to the effect of 'get out of our country, go back to where you're from,' and our victim was then shot," Kent Police Chief Ken Thomas said at a news conference.
"To think that this could happen in our community was very surprising and extremely disappointing," Thomas said.
Sikh community members stood behind Thomas as he described the shooting. Police believe the suspect, who is at large, is a man, media reported. The victim was released from hospital, the Seattle Times reported.
A spokesman for Kent police could not be reached for further comment late on Saturday.
Dubai Airport authorities are enforcing stricter baggage rules that may change the way you pack your suitcase. The new rules will come into effect on March 8, 2017.
“Dubai International provides some of the most sophisticated baggage systems in the world,” said Ali Angizeh, Vice President of Terminal Operations at Dubai International. “However, even the most technologically advanced systems can be disrupted by irregular shaped or oversized bags. Bags that are round or do not have a flat surface of any kind are by far the largest source of baggage jams.
“These jams can shut down sections of our system, delay baggage delivery to the aircraft and inconvenience our customers,” he said. According to the rules, round bags that do not have a flat surface will not be checked-in.
Dubai Airports has also advised all airlines operating into the airport of the new regulations that will take place next month.
“Passengers, who show up at the airport with non-compliant baggage, will also be given the option to have it repacked in boxes for a fee.”
Stretching 140 kilometres and covering a surface area of 75 football fields, DXB’s baggage handling system is among the largest in the world. It has 15,000 trays and is powered by 21,000 motors.
Dubai International Airport handled approximately 9.3 million bags in January this year. A bag spends an average of 29 minutes in the baggage system at DXB.
What are they?
1.No irregular shaped bags
2.No oversized bags
3.No round bags
4.All bags should have a flat surface
Do not carry liquids over 100ml in your hand luggage.
Place containers in a clear, resealable plastic bag
Put the resealable bag in your hand luggage.
Baggage larger than 90cm long, 75cm high and 60cm wide, or that does not have a single flat surface, will need to be checked in at the oversized baggage counter. Allow extra time to check-in oversize baggage.