Has UAE banned visas for Pakistanis? Here's official clarification regarding age limit ban

05:56 PM | 15 Jun, 2024
Has UAE banned visas for Pakistanis? Here's official clarification regarding age limit ban

KARACHI - The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has refuted reports that the emirate has slapped a visa ban against Pakistanis.

The UAE's Consulate General, Bakheet Obaid Al-Roumi, has issued a video statement denying the false propaganda regarding the visa ban.

In his statement, Al-Roumi clarified that there was no visa ban for Pakistanis, and the visa section at the UAE consulate remains open.

The statement ahs addressed the fake news and Pakistanis are free to travel to the UAE for work visas, and there is no age limit for those seeking to enter the country.

The statement was issued after reports were rife that the authorities in the United Arab Emirates have stopped issuing visas to single Pakistani men under the age of 42. 

After the official statement, it stands clarified that UAE has not announced any visa restrictions against Pakistani nationals, and there is no ban on visit or work visas for single Pakistani men under the age of 42.

It is to be mentioned that UAE hosts about 1.7 million Pakistanis, the second largest Pakistani expat community in the world.

The data by the State Bank of Pakistan confirms that the volume of remittances from the UAE to Pakistan in fiscal year 2022 was $2555.22 million, implying that a sizeable Pakistani workforce is employed in the country in diverse fields from banks to real estate, media, insurance etc.

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US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal Rate in Pakistan Today Open Market Rates - 15 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 15, 2024 (Monday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.8 for buying and 280.75 for selling. Euro's buying rate moves up to 301.25 and selling rate is 303.15.

British Pound rate is 355.15 for buying, and 358.65 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.5 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.65.

Currency Rates Today

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)       
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.8 280.75
Euro EUR 301.25 303.15
UK Pound Sterling GBP 355.15 358.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.5 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.65 74.37
Australian Dollar AUD 184.55 186.35
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741 749
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.75 205.75
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.43
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 309.15 311.65
Thai Bhat THB 7.5 7.65


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