Pakistan and UAE set for historic agreement

Pakistan and UAE set for historic agreement

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Thursday agreed to evolve an effective strategy for extradition of Pakistanis detained in the UAE for committing crimes.

An agreement to that this effect was reached during a meeting between UAE Ambassador Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Salem Al Zaabi and Special Assistant to the Prime Minister(SAPM) on Overseas Pakistanis Zulfikar Bukhari here, a press release said.

The two sides discussed plight of Pakistani workers imprisoned in the UAE for minor crimes and considered ways and means to mitigate their sufferings.

They also deliberated on the matters of bilateral interests and stressed the need for further cementing the existing ties between the two countries.

Their discussion focused on how to improve the working conditions for the blue-collar Pakistani workers across the UAE and they agreed to increase opportunities for the Pakistani manpower there.

The ambassador expressed his commitment towards improving the visa process by establishing a specialized visa desk at a the UAE consulates operating in Pakistan.

Bukhari and the envoy underlined the need for better coordination among relevant departments of both the countries to forge closer ties as it would eventually enhance the export of skilled labour for future projects across the UAE as an investment in human’s capital of Pakistan.

The SAPM thanked the ambassador for visiting the ministry and showing seriousness in addressing problems being faced by the Pakistani workers in the UAE. - APP