Anxiety over tens of thousands of its workers and visitors stranded abroad, especially in Gulf countries, is growing in Kerala.
Chilling accounts of migrant workers collapsing by the wayside, due to hunger and fatigue enroute home, is something a rising India cannot be condoned. The sight of impoverished women carrying children in their arms and fathers walking with their kids on their shoulders should have stirred the soul of the nation. The sight of young men dying out of exhaustion before they reach their destination should have thumped at the consciousness of our leaders in power. But no, it has not.
The Pakistani consulate in the United Arab Emirates is doing a tremendous job on the instruction of its government to facilitate stranded Pakistanis and bring them back to the country.
The Philippine Consulate General in Dubai (PCGDXB) on Wednesday morning resumed the repatriation of visit visa holders in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic-related programme of the Duterte Administration.
The repatriation operations for Pakistan expatriates in Dubai and the Northern Emirates are picking up momentum as four more flights have been scheduled to take off this week to carry around 1,000 desperate community members.
Muller, who previously played in Abu Dhabi, said: “I came to India with a 6-month visa to play in Kerala. I did not play any game after spending £1,567 on visa and tickets." The police informed the player that he should go to the airport, because he was struggling to find a hotel to stay.
Around 200 homeless Pakistanis stranded for weeks in Dubai will be repatriated through a special flight to Pakistan as announced by the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development on Saturday.
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.
The Emirates Red Crescent affirmed the provision of travel tickets for those wishing to return to their home countries, after communicating with the embassies of their countries first. The ERC said that it came within the framework of benefiting from the assistance of the “Reunification”, as part of its efforts of the initiative “Among your family”.