Pakistani Consul Common in Dubai mentioned on Wednesday that round 10,000 Pakistanis misplaced employment within the United Arab Emirates because of the coronavirus outbreak, which has introduced the world financial system to a standstill.
Round 35,000 Pakistanis have registered with the consulate in Dubai in a bid to return to their homeland, Consul Common Ahmed Amjad Ali mentioned.
The official knowledgeable that preparations are underway to deliver again the stranded Pakistanis.
“Vacationers, unemployed and the aged can be given desire,” he mentioned describing the standards for the evacuation.
Ali mentioned that screening measures have been accomplished for the vacationers on the Dubai airport.
He added that bringing Pakistanis again in such massive numbers is a large problem for them.
In the meantime, Dubai authorities have acknowledged that they’re able to function flights for the Pakistanis and ready for permission on this regard.
Dubai’s Gulf Information newspaper earlier reported that tons of of Pakistanis gathered outdoors the consulate on Sunday for the registration, regardless of the emirate-wide lockdown.
It’s pertinent to say that Pakistan is an enormous labour provider to the UAE, with greater than one million Pakistanis residing and dealing within the nation, in response to Pakistani diplomats.
Since March, Dubai has been below lockdown because the UAE ramped up measures to curb the unfold of the coronavirus.
In March, Particular Assistant to the Prime Minister on Nationwide Safety Division Moeed W Yusuf had assured the nation that the federal government was in contact with the authorities of these international locations the place Pakistani passengers are caught in transit.