Saudi Arabia changes labour laws for the Pakistani employees

Saudi Arabia changes labour laws for the Pakistani employees

Riyadh and Islamabad have agreed to new labor rules for the recruitment of Pakistani workers, which prevents Pakistanis with a criminal record from being recruited in Saudi Arabia.

According to details, the Saudi Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development, and the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development signed the agreement.

The agreement seeks to hire labor from Pakistan to work in Saudi Arabia on regular basis and regulate their contractual relationship in order to protect the rights of both the employers and the workers. Responsibilities of Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis

In accordance with the agreement, the ministry of Overseas Pakistanis will be responsible for the following:

1. Make sure that the recruited worker complies with the health requirements and is free of any contagious disease which shall be proved with thorough medical examinations by reliable Pakistani medical institutes. 2. Ascertain that the worker does not have any criminal record. 3. The worker has to be trained at specialized institutes or centers. 4. In addition, they must be informed of the terms and conditions of the employment contract and also about the traditions and customs of Saudi Arabia. 5. Instruct the worker to adhere to the laws, etiquettes, customs, and codes of conduct that are in effect during their stay in Saudi Arabia. 6. Encourage the worker to fulfill the clauses of their labor contracts. 7. Taking the required steps to enable the worker to arrive in Saudi Arabia within a month of acquiring the visa and to facilitate the worker to return in case of a violation of the contract’s terms.