Halting UAE visas

Published in DAWN on November 27, 2020 IT appears that the Pakistani workforce in the UAE, along with labour from some other, mostly Muslim, countries, has become an unfortunate casualty of the Middle East’s changing geopolitics. While the actual reasons for halting employment and visit visas by the UAE are not clear at the moment, the move […]



New UK immigration system to be introduced in January

By Shazia Hasan Published in DAWN on November 22, 2020 KARACHI: “From January 1, 2021 we are implementing a new, fairer, global points-based immigration system, which will welcome people to the United Kingdom, who want to work and study based on what they have to offer, rather than where their passport is from.” This was said by[…]



SBP warns of forced repatriation of overseas Pakistani workers

By Shahid Iqbal Published in DAWN on November 21, 2020 KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has warned over possible forced repatriation of overseas workers that could create grave problems for the economy urging the government to evolve a comprehensive strategy to deal with the situation. “While the short-to-medium-term focus seems appropriate given the abruptness of[…]