Qatar Visa on Arrival

Qatar Visa

Qatar Visa

Qatar has introduced the facility of visa on arrival for Pakistani passport holders and now it has introduced the visa free entry scheme for 80 nationalities. The detailed information is provided on the website of Qatar Airways. Now Pakistani national can get the return or onward ticket on the arrival for about 30 days stay.

Now Pakistani nationals are eligible for the visa on arrival and their passport should be valid for minimum six months from the arrival date. Various neighboring countries like Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Egypt have impost boycott on Qatar since 5 June and they accused it of the fostering of the Islamist extremist groups and this country has close relationships with Iran but Doha has declined all these allegations.



The four Gulf countries have closed their land and sea borders with Qatar and they have imposed sanctions of air traffic and economy. Qatar has total population of 2.4 million and 90% are the foreigners in which various people are hailed from the South Asian countries, who come there for working.

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Pak Emergency Help Line Numbers



The emergency help line numbers are provided in almost all of the countries of the world but they vary from country to country. The emergency help line numbers are comprised of three digits and everyone can remember them easily. The emergency help line numbers can help the citizens in any case of emergency or if anyone is in trouble and he needs help, so they can dial the emergency number according to their requirements and they can get help soon.

Pakistan has also maintained some emergency numbers to provide help to its citizens during the emergency situations. The emergency calls can be dialed without any SIM card. There are most of the GSM phones, which accept the large list of the emergency numbers without provision of SIM card.

Importance of Emergency Numbers

The emergency numbers have great importance for the public in any country. These emergency numbers can help everyone in the emergencies. If someone meets with any accident, then he calls the ambulance service emergency number 115. They can dial the emergency number of ambulance and take the injured to hospital in order to save his life. To face any criminal activity, people can dial the emergency number 15 and they direct the call to the police station. In this way, the police is informed for the criminal act. If the fire is broken out at any place, then the emergency number for fire brigade center, which is 16 and it helps to call the fire brigade to put out the fire. It is necessary for every citizen of the country to remember all emergency numbers so that they can help the people and help them in the emergent situation.

Pakistan Emergency Numbers

Region Police Ambulance Rescue
KPK 115 112 1122
Sindh 115 112 1122
Punjab 115 112 1122
Balochistan 115 112 1122
Islamabad 115 112 1122
Azad Kashmir 115 112 1122
Gilgit Baltistan 115 112 1122

There are some other emergency numbers as the Punjab Highway patrol has the emergency number of 1124 and Islamabad capital police has the emergency number of 1915 and Sindh Non- emergency patrol request of 915. The users can also send the text message with the engine or chassis number to 8521 in order to verify legitimacy of the Islamabad registered vehicle.

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Countries That Offer Visa Free Entry to Pakistanis

VISA Free Countries for Pakistan

VISA Free Countries for Pakistan

A list of countries with most powerful passports has been released according to which Germany has 159 points and it is on the top while Sweden and Singapore are at 2nd and 3rd place respectively.

The list also shows performance of South Asian countries which shows that Indian passport is on top with 48 points and it is followed by Sri Lanka and Bangladesh with 38 and 37 points respectively while points of Pakistani passport is just 27.

Passport of Afghanistan is at bottom in the whole world with 24 points and the Pakistani passport is just above Afghanistan. But despite being at such a low position, there are few countries in the world that offer visa free entry to Pakistan or allow Pakistanis to attain their passports after entering their country. Following is the list of 27 these countries.

These countries allow Pakistanis visa-free entry:

1. Dominica

2. Haiti
3. Micronesia

4. St Vincent and the Grenadines

5. Trinidad and Tobago

6. Vanuatu

These countries allow Pakistanis to get visa upon arrival:

1. Cambodia

2. Cape Verde

3. Comoros

4. Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

5. Djibouti

6. Guinea-Bissau

7. Kenya

8. Madagascar

9. Maldives

10. Mauritania

11. Mozambique

12. Nepal

13. Nicaragua

14. Palau

15. Samoa

16. Seychelles

17. Tanzania

18. Timor-Leste

20. Togo

21. Tuvalu

22. Uganda
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172000 Pakistani Got Indian Visa in a Year

The Indian officials said that they gave Indian visa to about one lac and 72 thousands Pakistani people during the year 2014 and 2015.

Indian Minister of State for Interior informed the common house that there are about 48 thousand and 510 Pakistanis, who overstayed in India than the limit of their visas. There are about 20 thousand and 870 Bangladeshi people, who also overstayed in India. The minister of state also told that the Pakistanis, who got the visa in different categories from 01 January 2014 to 31 December 2015 and about 28% Pakistani people overstayed in India than the limit of their visa. He further told that they have deported total 12,299 Pakistanis and 8,388 Bangladeshi people.

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Illegally Living Pakistanis in Saudi Arabia Return Without Penalty

The Saudi Government and Pakistani consulate general in Jeddah have devised the new and latest amnesty scheme for the Pakistani people, who are living in Saudi Arabia without proper documentation and they can return to the homeland without any penalty.

The Consul General of Pakistan said that the consulate has made the necessary arrangements with Saudi government and he urged Pakistanis, who are living there without proper documentation in the Middle Eastern countries, and they can get benefit of this scheme and they can avail the amnesty scheme.

How to Avail Amnesty

Most of the Pakistanis living in Saudi Arabia without proper documents, they wish to call for their necessary assistance and they inquire about the help line numbers like 0126644240 and 0544726574 and the consulate set up the reception desk for this purpose.

Pakistanis, who wish to avail this scheme and they will have to fill the registration form and provide all necessary information, which are required. The registration forms are provided at the dedicated desk of Pakistan consulate located in Jeddah and they will also download these registration forms from official website of Consulate General of Pakistan.

Pakistani Expats in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is the popular destination for most of the Pakistani workers and there are about 2.6 million expatriate Pakistanis living in Saudi Arabia and they reside there across the country. These expatriated Pakistanis contributed about $5.6 billion remittances to Pakistan during the year 2014-2015 and it is the 30% of total remittances, which is sent to Pakistan during that year.

There are number of Pakistanis, who are living in Saudi Arabia illegally and these illegal immigrants are deported from Saudi Arabia because of the violation of the work or resident rules. In the past four months from October 2016 to January 2017, there are 39,000 Pakistanis, who have been deported from Saudi Arabia due to non provision of legal documents to the authorities.

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Donald Trump Signs Orders of Foreigners Work Visa

The US president, Donald Trump signed the executive orders of ‘Buy America, Hire America’ and the federal agencies are asked to overhaul the visa program to bring the highly skilled workers in the country. The orders urge the authorities to take the action to crack down on fraud and abuse within the immigration system of America to protect the American workers.

The statement was issued from White House and it states that the program is affecting the daily life of US workers to bring cheap labor within the country from various countries like Pakistan. The American president said that they are sending the powerful indication to world that they will defend their labor, protect their jobs and put American first.

Now H-1B visas are given in the totally random lottery and it was wrong. They should be given the most skilled and highest paid applicants and they should never be used to replace the Americans.

The experts suggest that this order would not have any immediate effect and president cannot change the number of visas already issued. It can be seen as the move to build up support for legislative reform down the line, which is the concerning move.

H-1B Visas and Pakistan

The visas enable the companies to hire the workers from other countries for period of three years. The workers required to have the specialized knowledge and must have bachelor degree or higher in the particular field of engineering, science and information technology. Most of the workers are employed in Silicon Valley in the firms like Tata Infosys and it is pertinent to have highest percentage of the foreign employees.

Bloomberg shows the figure that the companies pay $65,000 to $75,000 a year to H-1B workers and Google and Microsoft have the average of $100,000 salary on the yearly basis. There are about 70% visas, which go to Indian workers in 2016 and Pakistan is at the 17th number with 601 H-1B visa applicants.

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English to Urdu Mistranslation Translation by Google

Google Translation is a great invention of modern times that has almost eliminated the requirement of translators. Through this tool, you can translate in more than 100 languages but it also has few problems and shortcomings.

At few occasions, these flaws can make you feel very amusing. You can also hear the translation in Google Translate and these moments become more amusing as only the listener knows the joke and the speaker is unaware about any such condition.

At times, we see several such Google Translations humor on social media that makes it difficult for us to control our laughs.

Following are few of the Google Translation fails from English to Urdu (and Urdu to English).

1.      “Let us hang out”

Just translate this phrase in Google Translate and the translation will show a very dangerous and strange demand.

2.      Mota pait

It is part of a very famous Urdu rhyme in our childhood but Google has really changed its meaning completely.

3.      The Early Bird Gets The Worm

It seems, Google is really facing difficulty in translating proverbs like that.

4.      Khayali Plao

Google thinks that “pie” is the English word for plao.

5. Na Rahay Ga Baans, Na Bajay Gi Baansri

Someone is not there at the “bamboo flute”.

5.      A watched pot never boils

Almost impossible to understand

7. The movie sucked

That’s hilarious

8. Fan is Switched on

9. What does it even mean?

10. Killing the Rhymes

Recently, Google has introduced the feature of Neural Networks in Google Translate through which it can understand and translate whole sentences instead of words but this feature isn’t available in Urdu translation so far. After including for Urdu Translation, it will make it more accurate to translate these sentences well.

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Saudi Arabia offer 2-year Multiple visas Business Trips

During a meeting between FPCCI President Abdul Rauf Alam and Saudi Ambassador to Pakistan Abdullah Marzouk Al-Zahrani, it was decided that Pakistani businessmen recommended by the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI) will be given two-year multiple visas by Saudi Arabia. During this meeting, business community members of Rawalpindi and Islamabad were also present.

The ambassador told that Saudi Arabia is moving its economy beyond oil and they are trying to enhance cooperation with Pakistan in the fields of culture, trade and commerce that will provide great opportunity for Pakistani investors.

He told about the sectors in which Pakistanis can invest that include; processed food, agriculture, honey and beverages, solar & other renewable energy, oil, gas, petrochemicals, financial services, water and wastewater, education, mass transport infrastructures (rail, bus, metro), Human Capital Development, ICT, environmental technology, mining, Security Services, Consumer & Luxury Goods and Healthcare.

He assured that the Saudi Govt. will provide all the necessary facilities to Pakistani investors for establishment of their businesses in the kingdom.

Prior to that, FPCCI president told the envoy of problems of Pakistani businessmen that they face during visit to Saudi Arabia.

Alam told about the economic achievements of Saudi Arabia from 2003 to 2013 as it achieved 100% rise in size of economy, 75% rise in household income and created 1.7 million jobs. But now the kingdom can’t rely entirely on oil reserves due to continuous falling of oil prices.

In the past few years, many countries of Middle East were affected from political instability but stability remained in Saudi Arabia due to which it is a favorite place of business for foreign investors. He added that Saudi riyal is one of the most stable currencies in the world as it remained at almost the same rate since the past 30 years. This will help the businessmen to invest in the country without any fear.

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Pakistan Ranking In Worlds English Speaking Countries

English is the most spoken language around the world and every country has its own style and level of proficiency in English. Education First is the private education company, which has prepared the new report based on the English proficiency on the online test and this test was conducted for 72 countries.

When the result of the high proficiency rating was announced it was found that Netherlands was on the top of the list and Denmark is on second and Sweden is on third. Iraq has very low English proficiency and it is present at the last rank of this list.

The candidates of Pakistan were also attended this proficiency level of English but due to their low level of English proficiency, they remained at the 48th rank. There are different reasons of the low percentage of English proficiency as the people have limited access to the internet and level of spending on education. The results do not show the English proficiency of the entire population of a country. These results are taken from a test, EF Standard English Test (EFSET) during 2015, in which 950,000 students of about 72 countries appeared and they got the score in English proficiency.

The candidates can check the complete list of the countries, whose students were appeared in the English language proficiency test.

01.       Netherlands

02.       Denmark

03.       Sweden

04.       Norway

05.       Finland

06.       Singapore

07.       Luxembourg

08.       Austria

09.       Germany

10.       Poland

11.       Belgium

12.       Malaysia

13.       Philippines

14.       Switzerland

15.       Portugal

16.       Czech Republic

17.       Serbia

18.       Hungary

19.       Argentina

20.       Romania

21.       Slovakia

22.       India

23.       Dominican Republic

24.       Bulgaria

25.       Spain

26.       Bosnia and Herzegovina

27.       South Korea

28.       Italy

29.       France

30.       Hong Kong

31.       Vietnam

32.       Indonesia

33.       Taiwan

34.       Russia

35.       Japan

36.       Uruguay

37.       Macau

38.       Costa Rica

39.       China

40.       Brazil

41.       Ukraine

42.       Chile

43.       Mexico

44.       Morocco

45.       Peru

46.       U.A.E.

47.       Ecuador

48.       Pakistan

49.       Colombia

50.       Panama

51.       Turkey

52.       Tunisia

53.       Guatemala

54.       Kazakhstan

55.       Egypt

56.       Thailand

57.       Azerbaijan

58.       Sri Lanka

59.       Qatar

60.       Venezuela

61.       Iran

62.       Jordan

63.       El Salvador

64.       Oman

65.       Kuwait

66.       Mongolia

67.       Algeria

68.       Saudi Arabia

69.       Cambodia

70.       Laos

71.       Libya

72.          Iraq

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Procedure to Get Pakistani NADRA Birth Certificate

Birth certificate is an important and most demanding certificate, which is issued after the birth of a child from different authorities. The birth certificate shows names, date, time and place of birth of any individual with some other information. NADRA has developed a special system to prepare and issue fully computerized NADRA birth certificate for Pakistani people. But NADRA does not issue NADRA birth certificate directly to the individuals.

Pakistani computerized NADRA birth certificate can be issued from following authorities depending upon the address and area where you live:

  1. Union Council
  2. TMA Office
  3. Cantonment Board Office
  4. Capital Development Authority (CDA) Islamabad

Requirements to obtain NADRA birth certificate:

  1. Copy of child’s hospital birth certificate
  2. Affidavit (duly attested by Notary Public)
  3. Copy of father’s CNIC
  4. Copy of mother’s CNIC
  5. Copies of passport from father and mother (in case of Foreigners)
  6. Copy of paternal grandfather’s CNIC
  7. Midwife affidavit (in case birth at home)
  8. Copy of child’s old (manual) birth certificate (if applicable)

Sample image of NADRA birth certificate:

Steps to follow for issuance of computerized NADRA birth certificate:

  1. Visit the relevant issuing office from above list depending upon your current residence address. NADRA issues NADRA birth certificate from local union councils to the individuals, who are living in all major cities like Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Multan, Hyderabad, and Peshawar through their NADRA installed systems. NADRA marriage certificate is issued to the residents of cantonment areas from cantonment board offices, and for residents of many small cities, they can get NADRA birth certificate from TMA offices. The residents of Islamabad can obtain their NADRA birth certificates from CDA office.
  2. Fill application form for birth certificate. The applicants can get application form from same issuing office and they fill in all necessary information to the NADRA authorities. They can also check the sample of application form to understand its contents.
  3. Attach all required documents with application form. Concerned department can ask for any additional document other than above list of required documents. If the applicant does not have any document mentioned in above list, they can get NADRA birth certificate. The applicant needs to visit the issuing office and ask for the alternate.
  4. Submit application form, supporting documents and official fee in same issuing office. In the issuing office, there is relevant officer, who will tell you about official fees of NADRA birth certificate after reviewing their documents.
  5. Collect your computerized NADRA birth certificate on given date from same issuing office. NADRA birth certificate is issued within 3-5 working days in normal situation if they provide all required documents but this period can vary in different circumstances.
  6. While receiving your NADRA birth certificate, make sure that all contents are accurate. The applicants can re-check the particulars on birth certificate and match them with their official documents. They can ask for correction if there is any type of mistake made by issuing office.

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