Kuwait To Lift Work Visa Ban For Pakistani Passport Holders
Despite efforts by previous governments, the restrictions could not be lifted until now.
Kuwait will lift a ban on work visas for Pakistanis as the Kuwaiti Foreign Minister begins his two-day official visit to Islamabad from Thursday.
This was announced by the Interior Minister, Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, on Wednesday.
Kuwait had prohibited work visas for Pakistan in 2011, and despite efforts by previous governments, the restrictions could not be lifted.
In March 2017, the then government had also announced the lifting of the ban by Kuwait during the visit of the Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, to the oil-rich state.
Nevertheless, the decision was never implemented.
According to Sheikh Rashid, Kuwait would start issuing work visas to Pakistanis once the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.
According to sources, the formal declaration is expected during the visit of the Kuwaiti Foreign Minister, Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah, who would be visiting Pakistan on the 18th and the 19th of March.
He will be accompanied by a commission comprising senior officials from several Kuwaiti ministries.
These include the Kuwaiti Minister of Interior, Raed Mubarak Al-Omani, the Kuwaiti Minister of Health, Dr. Bassel Hamoud Hamad Al-Sabah, and the Kuwaiti Minister of Trade & Industry, Yousef Mohammed Al-Ali.
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