DiplomaticQuarter: Pakistani expats see Saudi Arabia as ‘second home,’ envoy tells Tabuk governor

Pakistan ambassador meets Tabuk Gov. Prince Fahd bin Sultan. (SPA)
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Updated 23 January 2020

DiplomaticQuarter: Pakistani expats see Saudi Arabia as ‘second home,’ envoy tells Tabuk governor

RIYADH: Pakistani expats considered Saudi Arabia to be “their second home” the south Asian country’s ambassador to the Kingdom has revealed.

Raja Ali Ejaz was speaking on Monday during a meeting with Tabuk Gov. Prince Fahd bin Sultan bin Abdul Aziz, during which they discussed matters of mutual interest.

Conveying his thanks to King Salman and the governor for the honor and respect shown toward the Pakistani community living in the Kingdom and Tabuk region, the envoy said: “Pakistani expatriates consider the Kingdom as their second home.”

Pakistan Embassy officials told Arab News that during his visit to the region, Ejaz met with members of the Pakistani expat community, assuring them of embassy support and urging them to abide by local laws and regulations.

“You are the ambassadors of Pakistan in Saudi Arabia and your contributions in the development of Saudi Arabia and Pakistan are valued by both countries,” he said.

The ambassador added that long-standing relations between the two countries had “stood the test of time” and were “getting stronger with every passing day.”

During their get-together, Prince Fahd noted Saudi Arabia’s appreciation of the contributions made by Pakistanis toward economic development in the Kingdom and the Tabuk region in particular.

The governor also acknowledged the significance of Pakistan’s religious and cultural ties with the Kingdom.

Earlier, commenting on Saudi-Pakistan relations, Ejaz told Arab News that bilateral links between the two countries remained strong.

“We have more than 2.2 million Pakistanis in the Kingdom. Pakistan’s prime minister has visited Saudi Arabia four times in less than a year and the Saudi crown prince also paid a visit to Pakistan last year which shows the strength of our cordial relations.”

The envoy and his accompanying delegation also visited Tabuk regional museum where they toured its various exhibits.


Saudi CERT warns against phishing attacks in relation to COVID-19

Updated 10 April 2020

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“Be careful and beware of messages that you could receive from fake accounts under the name of  the Ministry of Health asking you to click on an unknown link,” Saudi CERT wrote on Twitter.

Saudi CERT shared a number of tips to avoid falling for such scams: “Continuously follow reliable news sources from the Ministry of Health’s official accounts, make sure that the messages received are from official accounts and check with the sender before opening anonymous links.”