DUBAI: Particular Assistant to the Prime Minister on abroad Pakistanis Sayed Zulfiqar ‘Zulfi’ Bukhari stated Friday at the very least 1,276 helpless Pakistanis stranded within the United Arab Emirates (UAE) got free tickets by the federal government amid the disaster attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic.
On his two-day go to, Bukhari additionally met Pakistanis residing within the UAE and expressed his gratitude to the Pakistani group for his or her well timed help to their helpless fellows stranded overseas.
“Coronavirus caused severe hardship to Pakistanis [living and working] abroad,” he stated, including that some 75,000 Pakistanis had returned house from the UAE because of the coronavirus disaster.
At the very least 154 particular flights have been operated by the Pakistan Worldwide Airways (PIA) for the return of individuals stranded within the UAE, the particular assistant stated. “The government provided free tickets to 1,276 helpless people,” he added.
“Rations were distributed to more than 19,000 Pakistanis in the UAE,” he stated additional.
Bukhari had on Wednesday left for the UAE to handle and resolve the problem of Pakistani expatriates stranded abroad because of the coronavirus pandemic.
An announcement issued by the OP&HRD ministry had acknowledged that the particular assistant would additionally meet the UAE Labour Minister for the redressal of the problems being confronted by the Pakistani staff within the wake of the pandemic.
“That is the primary interplay of UAE labour ministry with a consultant of any nation with such a big diaspora to handle workforce points and post-COVID reintegration plan,” the official information launch had learn.
The premier’s aide was additionally scheduled to carry an interplay with the Dubai-based Pakistani donors who had carried out philanthropic actions and made large contributions. “This is the first visit after reopening of airspace to address overseas Pakistanis’ issues since the onset of coronavirus pandemic,” the ministry had famous.