A new executive committee led by prominent Indian businessman and noted philanthropist Siddharth Balachandran took over the charge of India Club Dubai at an investiture ceremony hosted by the India Club on Thursday to welcome members of the new executive committee and honour members of the outgoing committee that served the community centre.
Indian Minister of State for External Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs V. Muraleedharan launched the PBSK mobile app in Dubai on Thursday. The app, developed by the ‘Pravasi Bharatiya Sahayata Kendra (PBSK), will help distressed Indian expatriates in the UAE to reach the PBSK for help.
Expats’ remittances from the UAE amounted to Dhs79.6 billion in H1-2020, according to figures released by the Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Recent measures in Pakistan to widen the tax net, initiating a number of proposals like an amnesty scheme to allow people to declare their ‘unknown’ assets, and changes in tariff in many services and products, have created confusion among the Pakistani expatriates in the UAE.
It is disappointing that a section of expatriate residents have failed to comprehend the seriousness of the situation and are adopting a “take it easy” policy.
The move is in line with the UAE’s position as an incubator for talents and skills.
This is with reference to the grim news “Airbus restructuring will mean huge job cuts” (June 29). On 19 June, your daily had carried a report about BMW cutting 6,000 jobs. Companies across the world, including airlines and multinationals, are cutting down jobs due to low sales triggered by COVID-19. Expect millions of jobs to be lost, across all sectors of the global economy in the next few months, as demand slumps.
Worldwide, the UAE tops the list of countries hosting Indians at 3.42 million. Also, 55 per cent of Indians travelling abroad pass through the UAE at some point in their journey.
Pakistanis who want to go back to their home country are following the directions issued by the Pakistan mission in the UAE. Just a couple of days back, the Consulate in Dubai and Northern Emirates through its various social media platforms asked community members to get registration for special flights that will take them to Pakistan.