Pakistan’s ambassador to the UAE has sought assistance form the emirates to bring back stranded expatriate workers to the country.
The flights between the two countries were suspended after spike in coronavirus cases and the emergence of the Delta variant.
Afzaal Mahmood, the Ambassador of Pakistan to the UAE held a detailed meeting with senior officials from UAE’s Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE).
Afzaal sought their assistance in helping Pakistani expatriate workers, including extension of work permits and visas of those who could not return to the UAE due to suspension of flights.
The ambassador was informed that the Pakistanis, overstaying in the native country due to flight suspension, could get their work permits and visas extended through their employers.
Afzaal said, “With regard to workers’ requests for visa cancellation, it was informed that they could apply to the Labour Ministry which approves cancellation within two weeks.”
The Ambassador was advised the aggrieved Pakistani workers to directly approach the Labour Ministry through the following contacts: 80060
- Labour Claims & Advisory Center: 04·6659999 (Duba!)
- Enjaz: Marina Mall- 022031004, Mushrif Mall·02203 I 003, Abu Dhabi Al Aln Mall 022031002 (AI Ain)
- The Embassy can also be reached through following email address: email@example.com