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Pakistan’s top diplomat meets UAE PM, no breakthrough on visas

Pakistan’s top diplomat

UAE a month ago unexpectedly ended issuance of new visas to residents of 13 Muslim-greater part countries over ‘security concerns’.

Pakistan’s unfamiliar clergyman has held talks with the leader of Dubai, a piece of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), on issues being looked by individuals from the Pakistani diaspora following a sudden visa boycott a month ago, yet no advancement has yet been accomplished, as per a Pakistani assertion.

Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi met Sheik Mohammed container Rashid Al Maktoum, who likewise fills in as the UAE’s leader, VP and protection serve, in Dubai on Thursday.

“The Foreign Minister additionally examined matters relating to the government assistance of Pakistani diaspora in the UAE.”

Qureshi additionally met the Gulf state’s Foreign Minister Sheik Abdullah receptacle Zayed on Thursday, as per a UAE government explanation.

The Pakistan Foreign Office on Friday gave an explanation on Qureshi’s gathering with his UAE partner.

“Adulating the difficult work and devotion of Pakistani experts and laborers in the UAE, Foreign Minister Qureshi recognized their positive commitment towards progress and improvement of the UAE just as Pakistan,” it said.

The assertion said Qureshi “talked about with his partner matters relating to Pakistani diaspora’s government assistance and focused on the need to additionally fortify individuals to individuals linkages between the two kindly nations”.

The UAE is home to the second biggest populace of abroad Pakistanis on the planet, as indicated by government information, and is a vital wellspring of unfamiliar cash for Pakistan as those laborers’ settlements back home.

A month ago, an expected 1.5 million Pakistanis in the UAE sent home $519.5 million, representing 22 percent of every single unfamiliar settlement and positioning second in general in settlements by nation, as indicated by Pakistan’s national bank information .

Saudi Arabia drives that rundown, with Pakistani specialists there sending home $615.1 million in November.

On November 18, the UAE unexpectedly ended the issuance of new visas to residents of 13 primarily Muslim-lion’s share nations over “security worries,” as indicated by a Reuters news organization report.

The nations were Afghanistan, Algeria, Iran, Iraq, Kenya, Lebanon, Libya, Pakistan, Somalia, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey and Yemen.

Residents of those nations who were at that point in the UAE didn’t seem, by all accounts, to be influenced by the new limitations.

Pakistani FM Qureshi likewise raised the issue with UAE State Minister Reem al-Hashimi during a gathering uninvolved of an Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) meeting in the Nigeran capital Niamey on November 28.

Qureshi stays in the UAE and is because of profit to Pakistan later for Friday, the Pakistani unfamiliar service said.