Saudi Vice Minister for Labor meets with Special Assistant to Pakistani PM for Expat Affairs to discuss supporting Pakistani labor during Corona pandemic crisis

Riyadh: Vice Minister of Human Resources and Social Development for Labor Dr. Abdullah bin Nasser Abuthnain held today a virtual meeting with the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Sayed Zulfiqar Abbas Bukhari to discuss developments in the Saudi labor market resulting from the Corona pandemic crisis, and their impact on the workforce in the Kingdom.
During the meeting, Dr. Abuthnain highlighted some of the major initiatives launched by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development to help mitigate the impact of the pandemic on the labor market and the workforce, including enabling expatriates to return to their countries during the current crisis.
Mr. Bukhari expressed his utmost thanks and gratitude for the Ministry’s efforts on this front, and welcomed this initiative confirming their full cooperation with the Saudi governmental entities to facilitate the immediate return of Pakistani labor to Pakistan, including exit/re-entry permit seekers and those whose contracts have expired and wish to obtain a final exit.
Before concluding the meeting, the two sides discussed the mechanism to benefit from this opportunity, and Dr. Abuthnain stressed on the need to compile a full list of all Pakistani citizens who wish to return, and provide their details to the Ministry through the designated online portal (Awdah) to facilitate their safe travels back to Pakistan in the near future



Source: Saudi Press Agency

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