Sunday, 7 April 2013
Fakeih hopes expats will take advantage of grace period
Labor Minister Adel Fakeih yesterday called on all illegal foreign workers to make use of the three-month grace period given by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah to correct their status.
“It’s a good opportunity for serious expats to correct their situation as there is no justification for the stay of foreigners who work for firms other than their sponsors or for their own accounts,” the minister said.
He said his ministry would provide all facilities for expatriates to correct their status, while urging everybody to cooperate to protect the interests of the nation as well as the labor market.
He said many expats could not renew their iqamas or residency permits because of their own reasons or that of sponsors, who may have slipped into the red or yellow categories of the Nitaqat system for failing to employ the required number of Saudis.
The minister said firms in green and platinum categories would benefit during the correction period as they would be able to recruit those workers of companies in the red and yellow that failed to correct their status.
“This will help them save the expenditure for foreign recruitment,” he added.
He said the correction campaign would help Saudis get more jobs as companies in red and yellow would try to employ more of them to correct their status. He expected platinum and green companies to recruit more Saudis to maintain their Nitaqat position.
“The move against violators will also enable Saudis to open small and medium enterprises and they will not face any competition from illegal cover-up businesses,” he said.
Fakeih said the expats already know what violations they have committed and there is no need of explaining it to them again. He said police would support labor officials in their campaign against illegal workers.
Saudi Arabia appreciates the efforts being made by foreign workers in the Kingdom’s development. “At the same time it asserts that they should follow the country’s law,” the minister added.
Rain Lashes Karachi Areas
KARACHI: Heavy downpour surprised the citizens of Karachi early Monday morning and turned the weather more pleasant, Geo News reported.
The weather was sunny as usual in the morning but all of a sudden, dark clouds made the weather pleasant. It turned even better when heavy rain drenched the city along with winds and thunder.
Several areas including I.I Chundrigar Road, University Road, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Korangi, Malir, Nazimabad, Lyari, Garden, and many other areas are receiving rain. Several areas of Balochistan including Kalat and Makran are also receiving the downpour.
Due to heavy rain, students, office workers and other commuters faced difficulties in reaching to their destinations.
According to Chief Meteorologist Tauseef Alam, the current rain system will continue for 12 to 18 hours in the upper and middle region of Sindh.
Kim Kardashian Bares Baby Belly
Kim Kardashian enjoys sharing glimpses of her personal life with her 17.6 million Twitter followers and Saturday was no exception.The 32-year-old mom-to-be posted a self-taken photo of herself wearing black leggings with a white T-shirt rolled up, exposing her baby bump.
"Baby love," the reality star - whose baby with Kanye West is due in July - captioned the photo.
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Kim has taken a lot of heat for her growing figure in recent weeks (including being dubbed "fat" and compared to a killer whale), but brushed off the mean-spirited comments during an appearance on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" last week.
"I mean, what do you expect? I hope I gain weight. I'm a little heavy," she told Jay at the time, adding that she considers mocking a pregnant woman's weight to be "bully-ish." "There's just more to love right now.
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"I have the rest of my life to be skinny and to lose weight and I'm not really worrying about it. If I have a craving I'll go for it," she continued.
-- Erin O'Sullivan
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Launch of Shopaholic by Amna Kardar
Posted on Mar 4th, 2013
Pakistani Celebrities, Pakistani Fashion Events
Mar 4th, 2013
Xinhua Mall, Gulberg, Lahore.
Bilal Mukhtar Events & PR
Xinhua Mall, Gulberg, Lahore.
Bilal Mukhtar Events & PR
Talented designer Amna Kardar has launched her very own Multi Designer Boutique "Shopaholic” with an exciting cocktail party at Xinhua Mall, Gulberg, Lahore, inviting all of shopaholics.
With the promise of serving fanatic designer wear lovers, Amna Kardar has moved a step ahead by bringing them premium "Shopaholic - A Multi Designer Boutique" where she has stocked her own brand along with others such as Amna Kardar, Javandi, Sara Salman - luxury, Saim, Asifa & Nabeel, Nayna, Sania Maskatiya, Ali Fateh, Teena by Hina Butt, Body AS Lines, Samara Silver, Eenaz, Karma Nation/Princess, Fariha Pervaiz, LSFD Vogue, Essence. For the launch of Shopaholic, a star dazzled party was thrown by Amna where guests enjoyed the Addiction Bar with Exotic Drinks range while listening to Quadrum Drumming live music.
Fashion models Natasha Hussain, Cybil, and Sophiya Khan with fashion designers Saim Ali, Asifa & Nabeel, filmstar Noor, famous singer Fariha Pervaiz, and stylist Babloo together with Shoaeb & Annie, Bilal Mukhtar and Tony joinedAmna Kardar at her boutique launching party.
The launch of Amna Kardar’s Multi Designer Boutique Shopaholic was organized by Bilal Mukhtar with Official Media Partner being RADIO 1 FM 91.