Pakistan consul general in Jeddah discusses bilateral ties with Najran governor

Pakistan’s Consul General in Jeddah Khalid Majid meets with Governor of Najran Prince Jalawi bin Abdulaziz bin Musaed at his office in Najran on February 26, 2020. (Courtesy: Pakistan Consulate in Jeddah)
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Updated 26 February 2020

Pakistan consul general in Jeddah discusses bilateral ties with Najran governor

  • The governor praised relations between the Kingdom and Pakistan
  • The Pakistani diplomat said his country needed to enhance its share in the Saudi economy

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Consul General in Jeddah Khalid Majid met with Governor of Najran Prince Jalawi bin Abdulaziz bin Musaed and discussed the prospects of enhancing bilateral relations between the two countries, Pakistan’s consulate in Jeddah said in a statement on Wednesday.

“The governor praised strong relations between the Kingdom and Pakistan which are characterized by ties of religion, unity of positions and destiny,” the statement said.

“The consul general expressed his thanks to the governor for the warm welcome and generous hospitality, expressing his admiration for the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 and the development and historic landmarks in the region,” the statement added.

Last month, the consul general said that Pakistan needed to enhance its share in the Saudi Economy as there was a lot of scope in edible items.

In a meeting with Pakistani goods importers in Jeddah, Majid said that “Saudi market imports more than $ 21 billion of food products for its consumption which is expected to increase multiple times in the coming years and it provides an opportunity to Pakistani exporters.”

According to a statement issued earlier this month, the consul general also informed that “Saudi Arabia and Pakistan have added tourism and related industry to their preferential industry.”


Ex-Pakistan cricket great Miandad says spot-fixers should be hanged

Updated 04 April 2020

Ex-Pakistan cricket great Miandad says spot-fixers should be hanged

  • 'An example should be set,' Miandad said on his YouTube channel on Friday
  • Cheating in cricket via match and spot-fixing has stained the country’s favorite sport for years

KARACHI: Cricketers involved in match-fixing should be hanged, former Pakistan batting great Javed Miandad suggested Friday.
Match-fixing and spot-fixing — determining the outcome of a specific part of a game rather than the overall result — have stained the country’s sport for several years.
“Players who are involved in spot-fixing should be severely punished,” Miandad, who scored Pakistan’s second-highest Test runs with 8832, said on his YouTube channel.
“Spot-fixers should be hanged because it is similar to killing someone, and so the punishment should also be on the same lines. An example should be set so that no player even thinks about doing something like this.”
His remarks follow player Mohammad Hafeez’s protests over former opener Sharjeel Khan’s return despite receiving a five-year ban in 2017 over a spot-fixing case.
Meanwhile, Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal faces a ban of six months to life after being charged for not reporting a fixing offer last month, a crime under Pakistan Cricket Board’s anti-corruption code.
Fixing was exposed in 1995 after Australians Shane Warne, Tim May and Mark Waugh alleged then-skipper Salim Malik offered them bribes to under-perform in matches.
That led to a judicial inquiry that banned Malik for life.
But in 2010, then Pakistan skipper Salman Butt and fast bowlers Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif were involved in a spot-fixing case that led to five-year bans.
Only Amir returned to international cricket — a comeback that also raised opposition, most prominently by Hafeez.