Has UAE stopped issuing labour visas for unskilled Pakistani workers?

09:54 AM | 10 Nov, 2023
Has UAE stopped issuing labour visas for unskilled Pakistani workers?
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DUBAI – United Arab Emirates (UAE) has allegedly stopped issuing labor visas for unskilled Pakistani workers under new regulations.

Reports in local media claimed that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has restricted labour visas for unskilled Pakistanis due to unknown reasons leaving people from South Asian nation in disarray.

Pakistan Overseas Employment Promoters Association responded to the development, calling it bad news for people looking for jobs in the Gulf nation.

The association said UAE Immigration Department stopped issuing a ban without notifying any reason and revealed that job applications of many people are being rejected in the wake of the new policy.

POEPA officials said the sudden change affected several job applications, and is potentially affecting the livelihoods of people from crisis-hit nation.

The consequences of the UAE visa will also affect remittances from the UAE as over $450 million in remittances coming in from the Gulf nation.

Meanwhile, the report of visa ban caused worries among Pakistani community. People in South Asiab has a long history of migration to UAE.

Earlier this year, Pakistani officials dismissed reports on alleged visa ban, calling them baseless. The official said there is no such ban for Pakistani nationals seeking visit visas for the Gulf nation.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 27 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar in the open market on February 27, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.4 for buying and 282.3 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 76.7.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 27 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.4 282.3
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.56 40.96
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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