Pakistan, UAE resolve to address jobless expats’ issues
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have resolved to address the issue of Pakistani expatriates, who have lost their jobs in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.
The modalities to this effect were worked out during a meeting between Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Sayed Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari and UAE Minister for Human Resources Naseer Bin Thani Juma Al Hamli.
The two sides discussed various possibilities for restoration of the jobs of laid-off Pakistani workers in the emirates.
Naseer Bin Thani assured the Special Assistant that the UAE government will ensure job creation for Pakistani workers and protect their rights.
On Jun 25, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis Syed Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari had said the government had launched a special portal to help overseas Pakistanis who had lost their jobs abroad and were facing difficulties.
“We have not opened up flight operation completely but the government is trying its best to bring back maximum number of vulnerable Pakistanis stuck abroad,” he had said talking to PTV News.
He had said during the journey, all passengers would have to follow the SOPs issued by Ministries of Health and Civil Aviation.