Dr. Nasra Shah gave a presentation on “Policies and Legislative Framework Governing Labor Migration to the Oil-Rich Gulf Countries” at the workshop on Oxford Handbook of Comparative Immigration Law, held on August 11-12, 2022 at Charlottesville, Virginia, USA. She discussed the rules governing the admission, stay and departure of private sector migrant worker and their families, and the domestic workers. Her presentation also covered the conditions that render a migrant worker as illegal or irregular in the Gulf. Dr Shah also highlighted the reforms in migration governance in the region.
Curbs on black market can push remittances to $50b
By Shahram Haq Published in The Express Tribune on May 28, 2023 LAHORE: Foreign remittance service providers have voiced optimism that Pakistan’s remittances can surpass $50 billion per annum, if authorities restrain the black market, which they believe constitutes nearly 80% of the total market. They point out the black market or illegal ways of sending remittances, […]
The competition gap
By Amber Darr Published in Dawn on May 28, 2023 THE promulgation of Pakistan’s first Competition Ordinance in October 2007, in the same week as the more infamous National Reconciliation Ordinance, was a legislative non-event. Not only was the country preoccupied with the increasingly vociferous calls for general elections but also the subject of competition was too[…]