Author Archives: Sameera Aziz

An Impolite Act With A Moral

By Sameera Aziz (Saudi Gazette) AT times, some deeds are literally wrong, yet they gain much favor. The unscripted moment at the valedictory visit of President Bush to Iraq falls into this category. An Iraqi journalist hurled his shoes at the president and denounced him on live television as a ‘dog’ who delivered death and sorrow to Iraq during the ...

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It’s Just Not Cricket – Expats

By Sameera Aziz (Saudi Gazette) JEDDAH – With the Indian government canceling its cricket tour to Pakistan in the wake of terrorist attacks in Mumbai, cricket loving expatriates from India and Pakistan have expressed their displeasure over the decision. “This is going to destroy the beauty of the game. We are very sorry to hear the decision,” said Hassan Kabir, ...

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Multiple Wives: A Visa Saga

By Sameera Aziz (Saudi Gazette) SCORES of expatriate workers living in the Kingdom enjoy a permanent visa status for their family. However, this does not help those who have more than one wife. “I have two wives, but I couldn’t get a residence visa for both. As a result, I could bring only one of my wives and her children ...

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Wanted! Protection For NRI Property

By Sameera Aziz (Saudi Gazette) MANY Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) invest in real estate back home. Most see it as a commercial activity while also a way to stay in touch with their national identity. However, they face enormous challenges when their holdings or their ancestral property has been illegally grabbed, occupied or confiscated by relatives, friends or agents. “My property ...

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