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UAE set to deport Pakistanis for violating new immigration laws

02:46 PM | 15 Oct, 2020
UAE set to deport Pakistanis for violating new immigration laws

DUBAI – The Consulate General of Pakistan in Dubai says it has decided on nearly 400 Pakistani men stranded in the UAE amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nearly 200 of the 304 Pakistanis stranded at the Dubai international airport arrived from Lahore on a visit visa. Another 80 Pakistanis landed at Dubai airport on Wednesday evening without having appropriate travel conditions.

As per the new travel requirements to Dubai, passengers need to book their hotels in advance. Also, the travellers need to have 2,000 dirhams along with a return ticket with them.

The passengers who reached Dubai from Lahore and Multan requested the authorities to address their ongoing issues. “Three hundred and four Pakistanis landed in Dubai on October 13 but they were denied entry into the UAE by immigration authorities,” Deputy Consul General at Pakistan Consulate Giyan Chand stated in a press statement.

Pakistani nationals were stopped at the airport as they were not complying with the recently introduced travel requisites, he added

On the other hand, Giyan added, "Consulates has been trying to resolve with the issue with local authorities.”

The new travel conditions are introduced to keep a barrier to stop “unnecessary and extraneous” visitors from entering the Emirates, a senior travel agent said. 

He said that hundreds of South Asians recently traveled had been stranded in UAE who didn’t have sufficient funds to even buy food for them.

Officials informed that these stranded Pakistanis would be sent to their home back if they wouldn’t be able to meet the state-imposed entry criteria.

A small number of travelers from Pakistan were denied entry at Dubai International Airport due to non-compliance with entry requirements for tourist visas, the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) in Dubai confirmed.

GDRFA clarified that these travelers did not have valid accommodation paperwork or a relative’s reference, also they don't carry return ticket as required by UAE immigration rules. GDRFA also said that the vast majority of passengers that are compliant with the visa rules and arrive at Dubai International Airport face no delays upon entry.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 19 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 19, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound stands at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.2 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 19 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.25 345.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.09 748.09
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.44 38.84
Danish Krone DKK 39.69 40.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.64 911.64
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.31 25.61
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.87
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.08 307.58
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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