ISLAMABAD, 28 November 2020, (TON): Special Assistant to Prime Minister on overseas Pakistanis, Syed Zulfiqar Abbas Bukhari on Friday said that Pakistani labour would avail new opportunities of job in Qatar, United Arab Emirates, and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
In an interview with a private television channel program Zulfi Bukhari said ‘many countries provided employment to Pakistani people in the recent past due to vibrant foreign policy.”
The weak economic activity was being observed around the world due to emergence of COVID-19 cases, he stated.
Regarding the restriction on Pakistanis visa for Dubai he said “there was no restriction of visa, but Dubai was undergoing in a scrutiny process.”
“We should understand the problems of the people of U.A.E, who were also facing the challenges, emerged due to corona virus,” he said.
he added that virtual labour was being reduced in U.A.E, due to which, new jobs would be available for labour community of Pakistan.
The Special Assistant to Prime Minister said, we have sent over nine hundred thousand Pakistanis to many countries for jobs. In November, he said some 1600 Pakistani people went to U.A.E for work purpose.
Workers from Pakistan in the Gulf region make a considerable percentage of the overall working class employed in the region. The recent lock-down due to the corona virus fear, has immensely endangered the jobs of these migrant workers and according to reports UAE has restricted new visas for several countries including Pakistan due to security reasons however, Zulfi Bukhari clarified that there is no such restriction while the UAE is undergoing a scrutiny process.