Community members of all age groups and backgrounds in the UAE celebrated Pakistan’s 75th Independence Day with national zeal. Like every year, the major flag-hoisting ceremony was held in the premises of the Pakistan Embassy in Abu Dhabi which was led by Imtiaz Feroz Gondal, Charge d’Affaires.
During the conversation, Sheikh Abdullah affirmed the UAE's solidarity with Pakistan in facing the repercussions of floods and torrential rains witnessed by several provinces, expressing his sincere condolences over the victims.
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 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.
Community representation from all segments of life attended the ceremonies and also vowed to continue their support with Kashmiris especially in the revoking of their special status recently by the government of India.
President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a message of congratulations to President Arif Alvi of Pakistan on the occasion of his country’s National Day, which is known as ‘Pakistan Day’.
“The question I used to face the most was about the visa ban. I want to clarify that there is no such ban on Pakistani workers coming to the UAE for work. In fact, more Pakistanis are being employed in different fields particularly in the delivery services sector,” he said.
Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed also expressed his sincere condolences to Pakistani government, its people and the victims' families and wished the injured a speedy recovery.
In a written reply during the question hour in the Senate, the ministry said as many as 6,24000 people got jobs in Saudi Arabia, while 2,92000 people left for the UAE for employment during the first three years of the incumbent government.