#Pakistan

EFG Hermes advises TPG’s Evercare Group on $72.4m IDC deal

IDC, a radiology and pathology diagnostics service provider in Pakistan, provides imaging and lab services across a national network of over 80 branches in 30 cities

Pakistan sets 48-hour PCR test validity for nationals travelling from UAE

The changes will be effective December 8, 2021, onwards

Saudi Arabia lifts suspension of flights from six countries

GACA affirmed the commitment to the implementation of all precautionary and preventive measures adopted in Saudi Arabia

Dubai’s DXB handled 20.7 million passengers in the first 10 months of 2021

Its passenger volumes in the third quarter totalled 6.7 million

Expo 2020 Dubai pavilions: Sweden, Kuwait, China, Canada, Belgium, Mexico, Pakistan, Sierra Leone

Here’s a list of eight participating country pavilions and their offerings

Majority of MENA, Pakistan consumers prefer digital payment methods for ecommerce: report

The report estimates that 209m more customers in MENA and Pakistan have begun shopping online since the start of the pandemic

UAE’s Air Arabia, Lakson Group partner to launch Pakistan’s new low-cost airline

Details about the launch date, fleet, and destination network will be announced in due course

Kuwait to resume flights with six countries including India, Pakistan and Egypt

The latest decision comes following a decline in the number of new Covid-19 cases in Kuwait

UAE permits entry of select travellers from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, three other countries

Passengers from all countries will also be allowed to transit through the UAE, provided that they furnish a PCR test taken not more than 72 hours prior to departure

Emirates says flight ban from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka extended to Aug 7

Passengers who have connected through the four countries in the last 14 days will also not be accepted to travel

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Suspension of flights from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka extended until July 31 – Emirates

The ban on flights from the four nations has been extended several times in the last few weeks

Low cost carrier Air Arabia Abu Dhabi to begin flights to Faisalabad and Multan in Pakistan

Both routes will be begin in August, and will be operated twice weekly

UAE: Flights from India, Pakistan suspended until August 2 – Etihad

The airline issued the directive in response to customer queries on Twitter

Ban on flights from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka extended – Emirates

Flights from the four nations will remain suspended until July 28

Emirates issues new travel advisory for flights from India, Pakistan

Flights from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will remain suspended until July 25, says Dubai airline

Saad Pall - Uber Regional Manager for MENAP

Uber appoints new GM for MENA, Pakistan region

Saad Pall’s most recent role was of the company’s General Manager in Pakistan

Bahrain entry ban

Bahrain suspends entry of non-residents from India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka

The indefinite entry ban has gone into effect from May 24, 2021

UAE suspends entry of travellers from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka

The directive is effective starting May 12, 2021, at 11.59pm

Dubai’s Emirates to reduce passenger flights to Pakistan between May 5-20

This decision is as per the latest government directive in Pakistan

Oman Covid-19 Travel Ban

Covid-19: Oman to indefinitely ban travellers from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh

The ban will take effect from 6pm on Saturday, April 24

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Dubai bank Mashreq may move nearly half its jobs to cheaper hubs

The relocation plan is expected to be completed in three phases by October this year

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Abu Dhabi jails six, slaps fines of Dhs160m on money laundering charges

The accused, also involved in drug trafficking, were found guilty of using exchange houses to transfer illegal funds to Pakistan

Dubai’s Emirates to increase passenger services to Pakistan from August 10

The carrier will now offer 53 weekly flights to Pakistan, which will increase to 60 starting August 16

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Network International underpins Careem’s digital payments initiative

The five-year agreement will see Network International process prepaid cards on behalf of Careem in five countries

Kuwait Airways

Kuwait issues guidelines to permit entry of people from banned countries

Last week, the cabinet agreed to resume flights from Kuwait International Airport in three phases

Dubai’s Emirates suspends passenger services from Pakistan

The airline will continue to operate repatriation flights into Pakistan as per the announced schedule

Emirates to resume flights to 16 more cities from June 15, including New York, Singapore

From June 8, Emirates will also offer flights from Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad for travellers who wish to connect onwards to other destinations

Pakistani plane with 99 people onboard crashes in Karachi

Flight PK 8303, an Airbus A320 jet operated by Pakistan International Airlines was flying from from Lahore to Karachi

UAE’s Air Arabia operates repatriation flights from Pakistan

Two special flights operated between Lahore and Multan in Pakistan and Sharjah

UAE to repatriate Pakistani prisoners, additional passenger flights from next week

The two flights, operated by flydubai, will transport the prisoners to Faisalabad and Peshawar