Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia updates rules for foreign employers

Saudi Arabia new rules for foreign employers

Saudi Arabia updates the rules for foreign employers implementing yesterday.
Saudi Arabia is implementing 10 new labour laws designed to protect the working class (their rights):
1️⃣End of the sponsorship system
2️⃣Complete freedom for a worker to go into another person’s care / take up another profession without the consent of his / her sponsor
3️⃣Freedom to travel abroad / abroad only by informing/sending an email to your sponsor
4️⃣Complete freedom to move from one job to another during a valid agreement subject to certain conditions
5️⃣Complete freedom for the worker to travel to the final exit from the country without the permission of his sponsor!
6️⃣Guarantee of access to all labour services from “Abshar” and “Qawi” platforms
7️⃣These laws will apply to all workers in the private sector
8️⃣Passing a worker’s test in their home country will be a “basic condition” for a visa to be issued
9️⃣Visas can only be obtained if you are proficient in reading and writing
1️⃣0️⃣The above rules are exempt from the visas of Family Driver / Practitioner, Security Officer / Guard, Domestic Worker / Domestic Worker, Shepherd / Pastor and Gardener / Bastani Profession, ie they will not be subject to the above new rules.
Saudi Arabia updates the rules for foreign employers which is the best revolution in Saudi Arabia to boost the economy.
Serene Air

Serene Air operates flights for Saudi Arabia

Serene Air operates flights for Saudi Arabia from 21st January 2021. Serene Air has obtained an approval license from General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) Saudi Arabia. GACA provides this license for 2 years.

Serene Air

Serene Airline is a Pakistani private airline which has now become the third international carrier flight of Pakistan. Serene Air will start flying from January 21st. Initially, Serene Air will start its flight operations from Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar and Islamabad to Jeddah and Riyadh. Later, this flight operation will be extended to Madinah, Dammam and other cities. The GACA had given the green signal to Serene Air last year.

Pakistan Airlines in 2020

Pakistan Airlines in 2020 was also good for Pakistani airlines but it caused a lot of difficulties at the start of the year. But at the end of the year, we also saw some things that made us proud. In this blog, you will read about the events that took place in Pakistan Airlines in 2020.  The beginning of the year was not a good one for Pakistan.

PIA Plane Crashed

PIA Plane Crash

Pakistan International Airlines Flight 8303 route from Lahore to Karachi crashed due to a technical problem before landing in Karachi, died 97 people, including 97 people in the cabin.

EU ban PIA Flights

EU ban PIA Flights

In July 2020, the European Union suspended PIA flights to Europe due to the issue of fake pilot licenses, which are still banned.

Virgin Atlantic Airlines Resume flights for PakistanVirgin Atlantic Airlines Resume flights for Pakistan

But then some good things started On December 13, Virgin Atlantic Airlines resumed its flights to Pakistan.

Serene Air started international flightSerene Air started international flight

On December 18, Pakistan Civil Aviation allowed Serene Air to resume international flights and now Syrian Air will start international flights in January 2021.

Air Sial New Pakistani Airline

Air Sial New Pakistani Airline

At the end of the year, Pakistan Aviation added a new airline, Air Sial. Air Sial launched its first commercial flight on December 25, 2020.

Saudi Arabia Umrah Pilgrims in 2020

Saudi Arabia Umrah Pilgrims in 2020

Saudi Arabia issued 1,157 Umrah visas from November 1st to December

Saudi Arabia Umrah Pilgrims in 2020 of 1st November to December announced a list of pilgrims. Saudi Arabia issued only 1157 Umrah visas. In the list of issued visas, Indonesia is the top of the list with 943 visas. After Indonesia in the list, Pakistan is the 2nd number of issued Umrah Visas and other countries are UAE & India with only 2 issued visas.

Makkah

From Pakistan, in the last 50 days, only 207 pilgrims achieve the blessing of umrah. Saudi Al jawazat confirms the number of Umrah pilgrims. However, Egypt, Malaysia & Kuwait have only 1 pilgrim achieve the blessing of umrah. Saudi Arabia Umrah Pilgrims in 2020 is the first time of history the lowest number of visas issued. Due to the highest fares of umrah packages, people are waiting for the low packages to perform Umrah.

AirBlue announced PCR Labs in Pakistan

Airblue announced PCR labs in Pakistan for travelling to Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. If you are travelling to Dubai, Abu Dhabi or Sharjah from Pakistan on Airblue. You can do a PCR Test from the following labs:

Air Blue PCR Labs

Dubai:

  1. Doctors Diagnostic Laboratory & Consultants (DDLC)
  2. Nayab Labs & Diagnostic Centre (Nayab Lab)
  3. RMI Lab Peshawar
  4. Excel Lab

Abu Dhabi

  1. Doctors Diagnostic Laboratory & Consultants (DDLC)
  2. Nayab Labs & Diagnostic Centre (Nayab Lab)
  3. Chughtai Lab
  4. Islamabad Diagnostic Centre (IDC)
  5. RMI Lab Peshawar

Sharjah

  1. Doctors Diagnostic Laboratory & Consultants (DDLC)
  2. Nayab Labs & Diagnostic Centre (Nayab Lab)
  3. Chughtai Lab
  4. Chughtai Lab
  5. Islamabad Diagnostic Centre (IDC)
  6. RMI Lab Peshawar

Moreover, AirBlue is a leading airline for domestic and international airlines in Pakistan after Pakistan International Airlines (PIA). Airblue operates regular flights for UAE from Pakistan. In conclusion, our staff is working 24 Hours for your journey around the globe. Contact us at any time for your inquiries.

Note: Before getting tested by any lab, be sure to show your ticket to the lab to see if the lab has a contract or not as airlines update the lab on a daily basis.

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Skardu

Skardu Valley:

The Skardu Valley is situated in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. Here, the area of the valley is about 10 km wide and 40 km long. However, it is the joining of the Shigar River and the Indus River. It surrounded by the large Karakoram Range. In short, with the nearby lakes and mountains, it is an important tourist location in Pakistan. Also, it is the most visited place by tourists in Pakistan.

The tourist visit this place from all over Pakistan. Also, the tourist in other countries also visits there. The people love the beauty of its mountain. All the locations are very beautiful here. Therefore, this place attracts tourists from all over the world. Everyone loves to be here and enjoy a lot here. Here, the tourist visit with their families to see the beauty of nature.

Minerals:

However, nature has blessed Baltistan, with essential deposits of the quality minerals. Also, over 25 to 30 types of precious and semi-precious gemstones. The stones are as follows:

  •  Emerald
  • Ruby
  • Aquamarine
  • Tourmaline
  • Quartz
  • Topaz
  • Kunzite
  • Granite
  • Jade
  • Fluoride
  • Peridot etc.

However, these gemstones are produced in the mountains of Karakoram. These are very beautiful and rare stones. Hence, everyone desires to have them. In conclusion, the demand of these gemstones is very high in national and international markets. There are many places that visitors visit the most.

Trophy Hunting/Games:

Like other places in northern areas, Skardu is also the best place for hunting games. By the way, hunting was the thrill of kings in the past. But now the same thrills and adventures are also provided to the visitors. In case, if they have a license for those games. however, visitors also do fishing here on this valley. So, if you wish to enjoy fishing in these beautiful valleys, come here and just lay back on the bank of the great rivers of Baltistan. And wait for the fantastic catch. This unique area also offers

  • Short trekking
  • Traditional foods
  • Boating
  • Mountain climbing
  • And the sight of the great Indus River.

Skardu City:

By the way, Skardu city is one of the best archaeological sites. Here, the most beautiful site is Kharpocho Fort that stands above the mighty Indus river. The viewers love to visit this site. Because it is a historical place that attracts the tourists to itself. Here, the other famous places Skardu are Mindoq Khar, Hilal Bagh and Chahar Bagh, Shangrilla, Buddhist Rock and Nansoq Village. These are the places in this city where the tourists visit the most. The one who loves to explore new things, visit these places.

Lakes in Skardu City: 

The place is also famous for its lakes. Namely, the famous beautiful lakes are Kachura Lake,  Sadpara Lake, Upper Kachura Lake, Naqposo and Jarbaso. Hence, these lakes are the best places to visit. These are famous because of their fascinating sights. So, if you want to visit these places then come and explore these beautiful sights. Here, you can easily come through your vehicle. Or the guides will take you there with the trips.

Swat Valley

Swat Valley is one of the best places that come in the tourist mind to visit. People called this place as the Switzerland of Pakistan. The reason behind this is the beautiful scenery of the swat valley. People come from different places to visit this place.  It is surrounded by huge beautiful mountains. Similarly, there are many fountains that are increasing its beauty. Its landscapes are proof of their real beauty. And that is why it is the place most visited by the tourists.

Here, the season of tourism in this valley is from March to October. The valley welcomes the tourists with its mountains, stream and beautiful greenery. This place is also famous for its hand made decorative things. Because the people of this valley are very creative and hard working. The items made by women are very beautiful and tourists love to buy them.

Location:

The location of the Swat valley is very easy to travel now from the past few years. It is situated in Pakistan.  Also, it is the part of the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan. In brief, the location of the Swat valley has major strategic importance as it lies in the region where South Asia, Central Asia and China meet. However, it is the most beautiful place in Pakistan.

Mostly, people spoke Pashto and Kohistani that are living there. But, how many local people also spoke Urdu and English. This place is visited by the people of Pakistan and people of other countries as well.

Areas of interest:

Some of the major places that are the main tourist spots in Swat valley are as follows:

  • Historical Buddhist Stupas
  • Swat museum Marghzar
  • White Palace and Fizza Gat
  • Miandam
  • Malam Jabba
  • Madyan
  • Bahrain
  • Kalam
  • Ushu
  • Kundal lake
  • Shapiro/Pari Lake I
  • Shapiro/Pari Lake II
  • Spin Khwar (White Stream) Lake

Usually, these are the places where tourist visits the most because these places are very beautiful. Hence, everyone desires to visit these places. In brief, you can come here through your personal vehicles if you are a citizen of Pakistan. Furthermore, if you are from another country then you can come here through airlines. Because there is also an airport in Mingora. The regular flights are available here for Islamabad and Peshawar.

Source of Income:

Here, the source of income of the people of swat valley is tourism. They earn money from the tourist. So, a huge amount of money in the economy of the swat valley comes through the visitors. In short, tourists visit here and buy rooms in hotels, buy food, and other things of need. And these needs become the income of the people who are living there.

Here, the restaurants are situated on the streams and appear to be a very beautiful sight. People love to eat there and take selfies to make memories of the sight. Here, people also love the taste of food. In conclusion, everything is very pure here and we all should also visit here. For exploring the beauty of this valley.