Saudi Arabia announces not to fire Pakistani workers for next 3 months
The government took note of the problems faced by Pakistani workers in Saudi Arabia and began contacting Saudi officials.
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Overseas Pakistanis Zulfi Bukhari contacted Saudi Minister for Manpower Abdullah bin Nasir on the video link.
During the talks, detailed consultations were held on the problems facing the Pakistani labor and labor community in Saudi Arabia and possible solutions.
Zulfi Bukhari said that they want to meet all the needs of their compatriots in difficult times, so the Saudi authorities are requested to increase cooperation with Pakistani workers.
He also requested special measures for the repatriation of Pakistanis.
Saudi Arabia made a major decision at the request of Pakistan and announced the extension of entry and exit visas.
The Saudi minister said that the extension of visas for Pakistani workers would be absolutely free till December, while the companies would not lay off Pakistani workers for the next three months.
He said that the payment of salaries to all the employees would be continued for three months, co-operation would be extended to the sacked employees so far while full payment of salaries and arrears would be ensured to the Pakistani workers.
Auxiliary Special Zulfiqar Bukhari thanked the Saudi Minister for assuring full cooperation.
The two leaders agreed to further strengthen bilateral cooperation in difficult times and also discussed the early launch of flight operations between the two countries.