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Kuwait resumes issuance of visas for Pakistanis

Pakistani labourers will also be issued work visas under an agreement between the two countries.

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Kuwait resumes the issuance of visas for Pakistanis!

Kuwait will “immediately” resume granting family and business visas to Pakistani nationals, Minister for Interior Shaikh Rasheed informed on Sunday after a meeting with Prime Minister Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah.

“There has been a big development on the front of Kuwaiti visas that had been stopped for Pakistanis since 2011. Family and business visas between Pakistan and Kuwait will now be restored,” he announced, in a statement on Twitter.

 

Pakistani labourers will also be issued work visas under an agreement between the two countries.

Kuwait had stopped issuing visas to Pakistan and four other countries in 2011 “over what it said was difficult security conditions in the five countries”, Arab News had reported in March.

According to  Shaikh Rasheed, the Kuwaiti prime minister noted that Pakistan and Kuwaiti ties and long-standing, dating back seven decades.

“Pakistani families and the business community faced great difficulties with the Kuwaiti visa ban,” he tweeted, hailing the role of Pakistani labour in the development of Kuwait.

“Restoration of worker visas will create new employment opportunities for Pakistanis and business visas will boost trade between the two countries,” he added.

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Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.