100 sheep mysteriously die

Updated 15 October 2013
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100 sheep mysteriously die

Salman Sabaan Miteb, a shepherd from Tihamah Qahatan Al-Farsha, 200 kilometers east of Asir province was surprised by the mysterious death of 100 of his sheep.
He said that there is no branch of the Ministry of Agriculture in Tihamah Qahatan, Asir. He had notified the ministry in Abha but there was no response. However, a committee from the Civil Defense Al-Farsha Police and Health Department came to the scene and reported to the province’s governorate. Investigations are now under way.
“Some government authorities are negligent. There is insufficient follow up on livestock concerns and long delays in treating sick ones,” said Hamdan Rahi, another citizen of Tihamah.
He said he sympathizes with Salman because he depends wholly on livestock for his income. He pointed out that citizens in the area are going to file a lawsuit against entities that fail to carry out their duties, and demand financial compensations for the sheep that died.
A source in the Asir agricultural branch said they had sent a veterinarian to Tihamah to bring samples for testing in the ministry’s laboratories in Riyadh.
Press spokesman for the Asir Municipality, Mohammad Al-Bishri said the Ministry of Agriculture should be held accountable for the death of the livestock.
A businessman in the province said he is ready to help Salman with compensation of his loss in the near future.


Saudi envoy, Pak navy chief discuss bilateral issues

Saudi ambassador to Pakistan Nawaf bin Said Al-Malki meets Pakistan’s chief of the naval staff, Adm. Zafar Mahmood Abbasi in Islamabad. (SPA)
Updated 21 October 2018
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Saudi envoy, Pak navy chief discuss bilateral issues

  • The navies of Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have close cooperation and have held a number of joint trainings and exercises

JEDDAH: Nawaf bin Said Al-Malki, the ambassador of Saudi Arabia in Islamabad, met Pakistan’s chief of the naval staff, Adm. Zafar Mahmood Abbasi at his office in Islamabad on Friday and discussed issues relating to bilateral ties.
“During the meeting both sides discussed issues of mutual interest,” the Saudi Embassy said in a tweet.
The navies of Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have close cooperation and have held a number of joint trainings and exercises.
The Pakistan naval ship, the PNS Saif, is currently on a visit to Saudi Arabia and its commanding officer, Capt. Shahid Wasif, early this week hosted a reception on the PNS Saif at the Jeddah Islamic Port.
Capt. Tariq Al-Seeri, a representative of the Saudi Royal Navy, also attended the reception.
According to the statement issued by Pakistani Consulate in Jeddah, Wasif said that “Saudi Arabia has a very significant role and position in the region. Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have time-tested and mutually supportive relations.”
Earlier this year, in February, the joint naval exercises between the Pakistan Navy and Royal Saudi Naval Forces, Naseem Al-Bahr-11 and Daraa Al Sahil-4, were held in the Arabian Gulf at the East Fleet at the King Abdulaziz naval base.