The UAE has decided to extend the visa for Pakistani citizens, guaranteeing assistance in every possible way
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) said on Thursday that it had decided to extend visas for Pakistani citizens and would help them in every possible way.
In a video conference link between UAE ministers on human resources and Pakistani Foreign Assistance PM Zulfi Bukhari, it was decided that the country would provide legal protection to those who were willing to stay in the UAE.
In major developments, the two ministers discussed that Pakistani citizens who had recently been laid off from their jobs would be given full salaries, however, virtual jobs would be given to Pakistani employees on priority.
To facilitate Pakistani expatriates, the UAE company will also provide airline tickets to Pakistani employees so they can safely return to their home countries.
Bukhari thanked the UAE for facilitating Pakistani citizens in these difficult times of the pandemic.
It is important to mention that Pakistan is a large supplier of labor to the UAE, with more than one million Pakistanis living and working in the country, according to Pakistani diplomats.
PIA announces special flights
General Manager, Central Asia Pakistani International Airlines, Shahid Mughal, when speaking with Geo News said: “The airline will operate 11 flights to repatriate stranded Pakistanis in the UAE.”
Three flights will fly to Islamabad, two will each go to Karachi, Faisalabad, Multan and Lahore, he said.
Tickets will be available at the Consulate’s desk starting tomorrow [Friday] furthermore, he said, adding that it would operate from 9 am – 5 pm.
Since March, Dubai has been locked because the UAE has stepped up measures to stop the spread of the corona virus.
In March, Prime Minister’s Special Assistant to the National Security Division Moeed W. Yusuf assured the country that the government had been in contact with the authorities of countries where Pakistani passengers were trapped in transit.
More than 35,000 Pakistanis have registered with diplomatic missions in the UAE looking for ways to return to their homeland, but the Pakistani government has not launched its limited flight operations for repatriation.
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