ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Saudi Arabia will form a joint parliamentary committee to resolve the issues of Pakistani migrants residing in Saudi Arabia and further strengthen relations between the two brotherly countries.
On Thursday at the Parliament House, Saudi Ambassador Nawaf bin Saad Al-Maliki called on the Speaker of the National Assembly Asad Qaiser and discussed bilateral relations and issues of mutual interest.
In a meeting with Speaker National Assembly (NA) Asad Qaiser, the Ambassador said that the two countries had signed a Memorandum of Understanding on December 2, 2019 during the visit of the parliamentary delegation to Saudi Arabia, which was not implemented due to COVID. -19
The Speaker informed the Ambassador that a Joint Parliamentary Committee would be constituted in Saudi Arabia to resolve the issues of Pakistani migrants and further strengthen bilateral relations under the MoU. He hoped that the head of the Saudi Shura Council would soon inform Pakistan of the decision to form a joint parliamentary committee of the two brotherly countries. He said that Pakistan was proud of its everlasting friendship with Saudi Arabia. He said that the two brotherly countries are bound by religion, culture and history. He said that any attempt of aggression against Saudi Arabia would be considered as aggression against Pakistan. He demanded the ambassador to take up the issue of Pakistani migrants with his government as per his concessions, as he was facing immense difficulties due to the revision of labor laws. He also thanked the Saudi government for releasing Pakistani nationals imprisoned in Saudi Arabia for petty crimes. The Speaker reiterated his invitation to the Chairman Saudi Shura Council and the Imam of the Kaaba to visit Pakistan at his earliest convenience.
Saudi Ambassador Nawaf bin Saad Al-Maliki said that his country also attaches great importance to its fraternal relations with Pakistan and considers it a sincere friend and brother. He said that Pakistani expatriates living in Saudi Arabia were playing an important role in the development of Saudi Arabia. He promised that the new labor laws would facilitate Pakistanis working in Saudi Arabia. He assured the Speaker that he would convey his invitation to the Chairman of the Saudi Shura Council and the Imam of the Kaaba.