1,200 Pakistanis released from UAE jails

Published in Express Tribune on July 26,2020 ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the PM on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari on Sunday said the government had made special efforts to ensure the release and repatriation of 1,200 Pakistani prisoners from the UAE during the coronavirus pandemic. “Only 121 Pakistanis remain in Abu Dhabi jails, […]

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Foreign workers struggle to return to UAE amid virus limbo

Published in Dawn on July 15, 2020 Eudinson Uy and his pregnant wife planned to return to their home in the United Arab Emirates after a vacation in Armenia, but due to a subsequent lockdown of the Gulf country over the coronavirus pandemic, she ended up giving birth there. Four months later, the Filipino couple and their[…]

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Overseas Pakistanis sent record remittances in FY20 at $23.12bn: SBP

Published in The News on July 14, 2020 KARACHI: Overseas Pakistanis sent home record remittances in the fiscal year 2020 (FY20), totalling at $23.12 billion and reflecting a surge of 6.4%, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) said in a statement issued Monday. Foreign remittances also shot up almost 7.8% during the four months of the coronavirus[…]