Special Assistant to PM for Overseas Pakistani Sayed Zulfikar Bukhari said on Saturday that in the post-coronavirus pandemic situation, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will give preference to Pakistanis in terms of employment opportunities.
The Ministry for Overseas Pakistanis, in a statement, said that the UAE officials have given SAPM Bukhari a reassurance in this regard.
Quoting Bukhari, the statement said the Pakistani government and the UAE officials will ensure the safeguard of the rights of Pakistanis working in the Gulf country.
The SAPM also shared the news regarding the cooperation between the two countries during the testing phase.
Bukhari also held a meeting with the business community members from Pakistan in Dubai.
He lauded the diaspora members for providing aid for the repatriation of the stranded nationals since the beginning of the pandemic and subsequent lockdowns.
At the occasion, the SAPM also distributed certificates among the notable members present at the event. The SAPM also lauded the Pakistani diplomats for assisting workers during the pandemic.