The Pakistan pavilion at the Expo 2020 Dubai has won the BURJ CEO Award for “Best Pavilion Exterior Design,” the pavilion’s official Twitter account said on Monday. The Burj CEO awards recognize business excellence. Rashid Rana, the brains behind the exterior, was also honoured with the third-highest civilian award Sitara-e-Imtiaz for his contributions to Pakistan in art.
Authorities in Dubai have decided to deport a group of individuals involved in a naked photo shoot on a high-rise balcony in the emirate. Images of the shoot were widely circulated on social media. The decision was taken as authorities believe the incident was out of line with the values of the United Arab Emirates.
Bundal Island project will “surpass Dubai” after it will be developed into a city with an investment of around $50 billion, Sindh Governor Imran Ismail has said. “Bundal island is part of Sindh and federal government is not going to take over it,” the governor said while dispelling the perception that PTI-led government is trying to “occupy it”.
Pakistani cab driver in Dubai turned a saviour for an Indian girl who lost her wallet containing important documents including her UK student visa and credit cards. Modassir Khadim, the young taxi driver, went out of his way to return the wallet to Raechel Rose. Rose tried to track the taxi through police.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has agreed to share details of properties owned by 500 non-Iqama holder Pakistani nationals. The data will provide valuable information to the tax machinery as it remains unable to effectively utilise previous offshore information. Both countries also agreed to renegotiate Pak-UAE avoidance of double taxation treaty that would also help remove irritants in cooperation in areas of taxation.
Pakistan Travel Agent Association has decided to boycott of UAE-based Etihad Airways due to the ongoing tensions over Kashmir. The association’s chairman Khawaja Ayub Naseem said that the airline’s boycott is to protest against UAE giving ‘Killer Modi’ its highest civilian award. He said that the Dubai-bound visitors will be briefed of UAE’s anti-Kashmir move and will try to change their mind.