PISJ-ES hosts its first Model UN conference

Twenty-nine delegates highlighted some of the emerging global issues including the UN’s Treaty on the Non-proliferation of Nuclear Weapons and SDGs (sustainable development goals).
Updated 09 February 2018
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PISJ-ES hosts its first Model UN conference

Pakistan International School Jeddah — English Section (PISJ-ES) held its first model United Nations conference recently — a simulation of the UN intended to give students some insight into diplomatic norms and global issues.
The program formally began with a recitation of verses from the Holy Qur’an, followed by the national anthem of Pakistan.
The auditorium was designed to replicate the solemn, professional setting of the United Nations.
Twenty-nine delegates, representing countries including Pakistan, India, Saudi Arabia, China, America and Iran, highlighted some of the emerging global issues including the UN’s Treaty on the Non-proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) and SDGs (sustainable development goals), with the slogans “Unite in Peace; not in pieces” and the “Humanitarian situation in developing countries,” respectively.
The president of the NPT agenda was Shifa Ashar, while the agenda for SDG was headed by Anusha Khawaja. Wajeeh Khalil from the Commerce Club played the role of stage secretary.
During his opening address, school principal Adnan Nasir said: “The idea behind holding such events is not only to provide students a platform to express their thoughts and opinions, but also to inculcate in them the attributes of patience, wisdom, discipline, and acceptance of differing viewpoints, as today’s young delegates are the future’s mature ambassadors and diplomats.
“In order to create a world which is secure, prosperous and healthy, we must understand global issues which intertwine in such a way that all and everyone feel the impact,” he continued. “Change begins from within and enthusiastic youth are being counted on for positive change across the globe. Regardless of your age, your aspirations, your interests, your fields, your hobbies, your likes and dislikes, you all are responsible for making this world a better place.”
The principal also congratulated the Commerce Club for presenting such a well-thought-out program, and the senior school administration for all their hard work and flawless coordination to organize the event.


Dhaka-bound passengers from Jeddah reach home

Updated 24 May 2018
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Dhaka-bound passengers from Jeddah reach home

  • All 141 passengers and 10 crew members onboard were evacuated safely, and were cared for by the airline’s ground operations team and airport personnel.
Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia), the national flag carrier of the Kingdom, greeted passengers returning to Dhaka following a brief stay in Jeddah due to an irregular occurrence on one of its aircraft.
Flight SV3818 operating from Madinah to Dhaka on Monday diverted to Jeddah for an emergency landing due to nose gear malfunction, which became apparent mid-flight. The aircraft was an Airbus A330-200, wet-leased to Saudia.
All 141 passengers and 10 crew members onboard were evacuated safely, and were cared for by the airline’s ground operations team and airport personnel.
Upon concluding all safety and health checks, the passengers were cleared to fly the next day. The Saudia ground operations team conducted all formalities and clearances in order for the guests to fly to Dhaka at 7:30 p.m. Jeddah local time on Tuesday.
Greeting the guests at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah prior to departure was Director General of Saudi Arabian Airlines, Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser, along with representatives from the airline, civil aviation authority and crew.
“Saudia thanks the onboard crew, General Authority of Civil Aviation, and King Abdul Aziz International Airport control for providing their cohesive, full support and cooperation during the event,” the airline said in a statement.
The flight arrived in Dhaka at 4:48 a.m. Dhaka time on Wednesday where they were met by the Saudia country manager and the station staff.
Currently in its 73rd year of operations, Saudia is a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO).
The airline currently flies to 90 destinations across four continents with a fleet of 147 narrow and widebody aircraft.
At the 2017 Skytrax Awards held at the Paris Air Show, Saudia was awarded the “World’s Most Improved Airline” of the year.