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KUWAIT: A Rumaithiya resident faces charges after he physically assaulted his sister on finding her phone busy late at night. In her statements to police, the Kuwaiti woman said that her brother returned home fuming, stormed into her room and beat her up. She added that despite attempts to explain to him, her brother continued his physical and verbal abuse and even threatened to kill her if he found her cell phone line busy at night again. The victim went to Mubarak Hospital, got a medical diagnosis done and rushed to the police station to report the case. Police summoned the man for investigations.

KUWAIT: Officers from General Traffic Department (GTD) issued 30,214 citations against various traffic violations, seized 490 vehicles, arrested 174 violators of traffic rules, registered 1,122 traffic accidents and provided 78 assistances during traffic campaigns launched in all six governorates throughout last week.

According to the statistics issued by the General Traffic Department, officers issued 6,009 traffic citations, seized 68 vehicles and arrested 44 traffic violators in Capital Governorate, while in Farwaniya Governorate they issued 4,590 traffic citations, seized 59 vehicles and arrested 17 traffic violators. In Hawally Governorate, officers issued 5,465 citations seized 84 vehicles and arrested 82 traffic violators while in Ahmadi, 2,234 citations were registered 21 vehicles were seized and 5 individuals were arrested for violating traffic rules.

In Mubarak Al-Kabeer Governorate, 244 citations were issued and 13 vehicles were seized. Officers from the General Operations Unit issued 6,370 citations, seized 187 vehicles and arrested 10 traffic violators while the officers at Kuwait International Airport issued 1,133 citations for various violations and seized a vehicle. The Technical Inspection Department issued 417 traffic citations for technical violations.

A special team of detectives issued 2,442 traffic citations, seized 55 vehicles and detained 16 violators in traffic custody. Security source stressed that traffic officers will continue such sudden campaigns in all governorates under the guidance of Assistant Undersecretary for Traffic Affairs Major General Abdul Fattah Al-Ali

KUWAIT: It was a wonderful evening when about 35 Diplomats from Multiple countries, Kuwaiti officials and Pakistani community attended the inauguration of Mango and Basmati Rice Festival at Crown Plaza in Al Ahmadi Resturant.

The Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to Kuwait H.E Syed Abrar Hussain & Mrs. Abrar Hussain welcomed guests.

Mrs. Munenza Majeed, the commercial attaché of Pakistan Embassy started the ceremony and requested H.E Syed Abrar Hussain to come on the stage to address, H.E Syed Abrar Hussain introduced Pakistani produce such as Basmati Rice and different kind of mangos”

Ambassador of Pakistan Syed Abrar Hussain interviewed by VOPIK & PIK team, KTV-2, Al Rai TV.

Comments:

  • Mrs. H.E Syed Abrar Hussain was so happy and she told Shaheen Rizvi in her interview that our products are standard and absolutely high class; we introduce more goods from Pakistan.
  • Mr. Aziz Mamuji the Director of SOS foundation in Kuwait and Director of Gulf Consult said ‘’ Such an amazing and fantastic event from H.E Syed Abrar Hussain & Mrs. Abrar Hussain. I really enjoyed. Even we are also planning a get-to-gather program in the end of August 2013.
  • Mrs. Sabiha Ubed a social activist also supported such events in Kuwait, she told us that she is very happy and participate this food festival; Pakistani Mango is very delicious even our Rice taste so good. Moreover she was very happy and she accompanied by many other Kuwaiti friends.
  • Ms. Sheeba Arain told us that she came especially from UK to celebrate Independence Day in Kuwait with her family, Today a Mango & Rice Festival event is really well managed by Pakistani Embassy. Pakistani Mango taste is recognized in the world.
  • Shahid Iqbal Head of Wajda group told us that ‘’it is late start such events in Kuwait by the Embassy”, we have a lot of Pakistani Products not only in the field of fruits/vegetables but also in Electro-Mechanical, Medical Equipment, sports sectors etc.
  • Answering a question from us, Mr. Sarwar Inayat replied that Pakistani Products are very good, many kind of mango we produce and the taste like honey.  

Report: Tariq Iqbal

Reviewed and Edited by: Atif Siddiqui

Photography by : Shazad Khan

Pictures can be watched on our PIK facebook page on www.facebook.com/pakistanisinkuwait

 

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We need to renew our pledge today that we would come up to the expectations of our great Quaid- H.E Syed Abrar Hussain

KUWAIT: The Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to Kuwait H.E Syed Abrar Hussain hoisted the National Flag with National anthem playing in the background in a simple but impressive ceremony that was attended by representatives of large Pakistani community residing in Kuwait and the officials of the Embassy. Being an Ambassador it was his first independence day Celebration Ceremony in Kuwait.
“We need to renew our pledge today that we would come up to the expectations of our great Quaid and make Pakistan a strong and better country” stated by the Ambassador of Pakistan Syed Abrar Hussain in his interview to Voice of Overseas Pakistanis in Kuwait Channel & PIK team after the flag hoisting ceremony to mark the 67th Independence Day of Pakistan, KTV-2 also captured this beautiful event today.
Later on, messages of the President of Pakistan Mr. Asif Ali Zardari and the Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif were read to the audience. In his message the president said that 14th August marked the successful culmination of a long and arduous struggle against heavy odds by Muslims of the sub-continent under the inspiring leadership of Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah. The Quaid envisioned Pakistan as a homeland for the Muslims of South Asia where democracy, constitutionalism and rule of law would reign supreme. Let us on this day join hands in upholding the principles for which Pakistan was created.
The Prime Minister in his message said that Pakistan came into being as a result of democratic, political and constitutional struggle. It is in democracy and representative rule that Pakistan’s future lies. Pakistan now has a functioning democracy, independent judiciary, and strong parliament. Similarly, robust media, active civil society and rising middle class are the manifestation of vibrant Pakistan. Democratic Pakistan enjoys respect and leverage in the comity of nations.
Addressing the participants of the ceremony, the Ambassador congratulated the Pakistani community residing in Kuwait on this auspicious occasion. He said that we are celebrating our 67th Independence Day at a time when Pakistan is confronted with many challenges as well as opportunities. The resilient Pakistani nation has emerged victorious in the face of such challenges and Insha’ Allah it will be no different this time around as well.
The Ambassador noted that the current year also marked a new turn in Pakistan-Kuwait relations whereby the visits of the President and the Prime Minister of Pakistan have helped in further cementing the bilateral relations between the two brotherly nations. He also said that the bonds of friendship and brotherhood have been further strengthened.
The Ambassador appreciated the role played by the Pakistani community in the development of both Pakistan and Kuwait. He said that they are our dearest asset and expressed the hope that they will continue to promote a better image of Pakistan through their sense of commitment and hard work.

Report by: Tariq Iqbal
Reviewed / Edited by: Atif Siddiqui 
Photography by: Shazad Khan

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KUWAIT CITY: A Bedoun youth and woman were arrested in Shaab area in possession of narcotic pills, sachets of heroin, a number of mobile phones and a large sum of money. According to security sources, Hawally securitymen were patrolling Shaab area when they stopped a vehicle with two occupants for checking. Sensing the nervousness of the driver, securitymen checked the vehicle and found the illicit items. The driver and his female passenger were arrested and referred to the Directorate General for Drug Control for necessary legal action against them.

Meanwhile, Hawally securitymen were patrolling Salmiya area when they noticed a man committing a traffic violation with his vehicle. They stopped him and checked his details to discover he is a Kuwaiti citizen. However, they noticed his disoriented state while he was pulling out his wallet from his pocket and saw some sachets fall out. They checked the sachets to discover they contained drugs. While they were checking the sachets, they noticed the suspect pulling out some sachets from his other pocket and throwing it away. They checked those sachets as well and discovered they contained drugs.

While securitymen were arresting the suspect, the latter started insulting and attacking them. They requested for backup support and a patrol team arrived after which they managed to arrest the citizen. They checked his vehicle and found a bag containing KD 5,300. They referred him with the drugs and cash to the concerned authorities for necessary legal action against him.
 

By Meshal Al-Sanousi
Al-Seyassah Staff 

KUWAIT: The four-day Eid holidays are over and it’s back to work for everyone in Kuwait. Business was generally upbeat and the city’s restaurants were packed with customers during the Eid holidays. Kuwait Times visited various business establishments in Kuwait and asked about their general business assessment during Ramadan and the recent Eid holidays. While some multi-national business establishments are taking advantage of slow business during Ramadan, some small eateries have no reason to celebrate though.

Pastor Gil Bantugan, CPA and business consultant in a private firm in Kuwait City said all the business sectors during Ramadan are usually down but go up during Eid. “That is my personal opinion and I believe it’s the general perception throughout the Arab world during Ramadan and Eid,” he added. Restaurants and fashion sectors may be two affected businesses but are also two sectors reaping the best returns by the end of Ramadan. “They are perceived to be struggling businesses for obvious reasons. They can’t stay open during daytime and by night-time when they open, people would have eaten by then,” Bantugan said.

“The fashion business is also included, again for the simple reason that even though they are open during daytime, people are very conscious about avoiding a lavish lifestyle and hence shop less”. But these two sectors make up for the lost money during Eid as their sales are up post Ramadan. “Restaurants are the only place for entertainment in Kuwait so, they get the bigger slice of pie every Eid. Just imagine with so many restaurants we have in Kuwait, they were all packed with families and some of them have to wait in the queue just to get a table,” a restaurant manager opined.

Some hotels and casual dining restaurant staff usually get their annual vacation during Ramadan. “I was asked to stop working during the whole month of Ramadan in anticipation of a larger number of customers during Eid,” said Alex, a restaurant manager. The situation is the same in other businesses as they predicted slow business throughout Ramadan. “Now I am back and as expected, the last three days were the busiest days of my life,” a sales representative told this reporter.

In the fashion industry, business peaked just before the end of Ramadan. “It’s a tradition in the Arab world to wear something new during Eid. So the fashion industry sales are normally up even before the end of Ramadan,” said the owner of a fashion store in Salmiya. Sales in some supermarkets, especially in the food business, had also increased as home deliveries and catering businesses went up considerably.

While cosmetics and beauty-related business products were down during Ramadan, however, during the four-day Eid, she registered record high sales. “I think many want to be beautiful and treat themselves to spa treatments during Eid, so our business really steps up during Eid,” Fatima, a beauty salon expert mentioned.

By Ben Garcia, Staff Writer

KUWAIT: Coastguards managed to apprehend 13 people on a boat that snuck its way into territorial waters during extensive campaigns carried out during the Eid Al-Fitr holidays. The boat was spotted 13 miles away from the Kubbar island approaching from southeast, after which a coastguard boat was sent to intercept it. The 13 suspects were arrested and referred to the proper authorities and charged with illegal entry.

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