Author Archives: Sameera Aziz

Proud to Be His Master’s Voice

By Sameera Aziz (Saudi Gazette) He took the Indian music industry by storm in the 70s. “Hum se ka bhool hui ke ye saza hum ka mili” was on everyone’s lips those days. Music aficionados mistook him for the legendary Muhammad Rafi. Anwar Hussain better known as Anwar indeed had molded himself on his idol Rafi. Today music lovers of ...

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Local Pak Officials Will Not Interfere In School Affairs

By Sameera Aziz JEDDAH – Admiral (Retd.) Shahid Karimullah, Pakistan’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, held meeting with the School Management Committee (SMC) of the Pakistan International School Jeddah (PISJ)-Azizyah on March 19 to congratulate them on their appointment. “The consulate and the embassy will not interfere in the affairs of the school and will also extend all possible help in ...

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Pakistan: ‘Use Tact When Apt’ to Stop The Terror Wave

By Sameera Aziz (Saudi Gazette) THE sequence of suicide bombings has perturbed Pakistan. It smashed to smithereens the fragile sense of optimism that had prevailed and, in fact, raised questions about the country’s future as it highlights the unwelcome realization that the world’s only nuclear-armed Muslim state is now faced with a new and growing ‎threat from a resurgent Al-Qaeda ...

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Few Seats at Indian School Angers Parents

    By Sameera Aziz (Saudi Gazette) JEDDAH – A lack of available spaces at the Indian International School Jeddah (IISJ) has angered members of the Indian Community in Jeddah. The 200 to 300 seats available are filled by a fraction of the 3,000 students who apply every year, said Malik Mujahid, who has a three-year-old child. Mujahid was not ...

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