Hundreds of stranded Pakistani community members gathered outside the Consulate for getting a place on special repatriation flights. The open air tent with two regular air-cooling fans was not enough to give them any relief.
Farman Hyder, a social worker in Abu Dhabi, has turned saviour for hundreds of Pakistanis who have been stranded in the UAE since March in the wake of a lockdown due to the COVID-19.
Community members residing in different emirates are praising highly the humane acts of this kind-hearted expatriate, who has helped scores of his compatriots in various ways, including arranging air tickets on special repatriation flights.
In a video message, Ahmed Amjad Ali, Consul General of Pakistan in Dubai and Northern Emirates has said that the Dubai mission in collaboration with its partners has facilitated 110 special flights from Dubai to repatriate around 22,000 stranded Pakistan till date.
Around 55,000 Pakistani expatriates have lost their jobs including 36,000 in the UAE during the last couple of months especially after the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) while a number of new opportunities are also coming out for the skilled labourers in the country.
There are many expatriates in the country who utilise their every effort to be successful in their particular field and turn shining stars for their own community. They stand tall in the over 200 expatriate communities that co-exist in the country.
Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Shah Mahmood Qureshi have explored ways of further expanding the prospects of cooperation between the two friendly countries across various fields.
Pakistan Consulate General Dubai has become the first mission for the expat community to establish a fully functioning ‘call centre’ with dedicated phone lines round the clock to help the Pakistani community in Dubai and Northern Emirates.
The award will help ensure the people remember how Madiha Salman and her husband Salman Afzaal lived as people who embraced inclusion, valued education and built up their community.
The Pakistan Consulate in Dubai and Northern Emirates has announced that they were planning to get a toll-free number to add to its recently installed ‘multi-telephone-line calling centre’ with the aim of serving the community more professionally.