Archives for March 2012

Saudi Arabia – New Plan to Track Expat Remittances


It is a common practice in Saudi Arabia that expat are running businesses of their own under the name of Saudi Kafeels because they cannot have their businesses on their own names. So they pay kafakat to their Saudi kafeels. Kafalat is an agreed upon amount  paid to Saudi kafeel every month or on yearly basis.

The businesses include from barbar shops, tailoring shops, AC repair shops to restaurants. Also, in many cases they run contracting business. All these people make quite good money. Legally speaking they are employees of the company but actually they own and run the business. They manage the business and take all the risk. So there is nothing wrong except on papers they are employees.

Now Labor Minister Adel Fakeih has announced they want to curb this practice. They will monitor the transfer of money by expats through SAMA. Instead of going through all this hassle they should legalize this practice similar to UAE. That would increase the business activity in the country.

How Pakistan’s Youth Think


A couple of days ago Fareeha Idrees of Samaa TV was conducting her News Beat program in Lahore. Students from a university were invited to question two national assembly members of MQM. One young woman asked a question that at the time of Ghazwa Khanduk Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was among his men when they were digging the trench why Altaf Hussain of MQM is sitting outside of Pakistan and not among his party workers.

The question to this young woman is everything else going on in Pakistan in general and Islamabad in particular is it following the foot steps of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Are our politicians using the Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) as role model? These young men and women are the future leaders of this country. Now you know where you are heading.