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The Pakistan Consulate in Dubai for the benefit of the community, especially the working class, has announced to provide all consular services every second Saturday from February. This was announced by Ahmed Amjad Ali, Pakistan Consul General in Dubai and Northern Emirates while addressing a gathering of Pakistani journalists in his office.
He also shared the details of the achievements of the consulate in the year 2019. “During the 2019, the consulate carried out a number of milestones to extend services toward the community. Last year, we at consulate issued over 100,000 new passports, 25,000 visas and around 40,000 identity cards while approximately 10,000 community members including prisoners, needy and others were provided air tickets.
“The welfare section had also facilitated to repatriate around 600 dead bodies as well as 40 critical patients were assisted with stretchers and also carried out efforts to release around 400 prisoners from different jails in Dubai and other Northern Emirates. The prisoners had either minor fines to pay or were waiting for the arrangements of air tickets to meet their families in back homes,” he said.
The consulate through its welfare funds had also extended financial assistance to around 212 community members including individuals and families. “Through the welfare funds, the consulate had provided air tickets to needy Pakistanis after they presented complete exit papers while many destitute community members reached to get some financial assistance,” he said.
The officials had also successfully obtained around Dhs one million as blood money for six Pakistanis who died (in accident and murder cases) in the country. “The procedure of obtaining the blood money has been a tedious exercise and took around five to six months but our staff handed over the money to the destitute families in Pakistan,” he said.
The officials had also solved as many as 300 arbitration cases including disputes related to sponsor-employees, families and others.
The consulate has been overseeing three community schools – Dubai, Fujairah and Ras Al Khaimah – and to regulate their overall management, they spend around Dhs one million to provide necessary provisions, facilities for students and others.
“With the support of the Bohra community in Dubai, the community schools soon will have a multi-purpose facility with a number of indoor sports facilities to benefit the students,” Ali said.
Pakistan has signed the MoU with the UAE to “foster cooperation in the labour and human resources sector,” a statement by the Pakistan Embassy in Abu Dhabi said.
Mozzam Ahmad Khan expressed his appreciation of the prudent policy being pursued by the UAE President and his prominent role at the regional and international levels.
A large number of community members from different backgrounds gathered to share their grievances at the event organised by the Pakistani Consulate in Dubai to educate the expatriate community on the current amnesty scheme which will be ending on June 30.
As the world celebrated the global eradication of wild poliovirus type 3 on World Polio Day on Thursday, the World Health Organisation Country Office in Pakistan (WHO Pakistan), has confirmed the ‘strong commitment’ of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and the UAE, in polio eradication.
The system will be implemented permanently in all local authorities in Ajman, except employees whose nature of work requires their presence in their offices, as well as employees on probation.
Spanning 119 hectares of immaculately landscaped spaces that provide hospitable animal habitats, the Dubai Safari Park houses an expanded community of 3,000 mammals, birds, amphibians and invertebrates.
Both centres were temporarily shut down for the public safety and health, and they will be opened later after ensuring all conditions and requirements are complied with.
Police patrols and ambulances rushed to the scene to handle the situation, and thankfully, the wide-scale accident resulted in the minor injury of two individuals only, while all other passengers and drivers remained safe from the crash.