On Thursday, Syed Zulfiqar Bukhari, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Overseas Pakistanis, dismissed rumors that Pakistanis were no longer allowed to work in the UAE.
According to a PTI tweet, to address such reports, Bukhari contacted the UAE Minister for Human Resources and the UAE and spoke to him about issues facing the Pakistani workforce in the UAE. ۔
Bukhari said in a statement on Twitter that “contrary to media reports”, Minister Nasir bin Thanawi al-Hamli “clearly stated that there are no restrictions on the export of Pakistani manpower”.
Bukhari added that there has been an 11% increase in knowledgeable workers from Pakistan in the UAE.
According to the statement, workers, including Pakistanis, were exempted due to COVID-19 restrictions, and those registered on the virtual labor market database were “preferred”.
“10-year golden visa applications are also being encouraged,” added an aide to Pakistanis abroad.
Bukhari thanked the police for their continued support. He added, “We look forward to working with the UAE leadership to resolve issues in our residential areas.”