As per eligibility criteria, the candidate must be a Pakistani/Azad Kashmir national. While for Ph.D scholarships, candidates must have a minimum qualification of MS/MPhil/ME or equivalent (18 years) before the closing date.
Ambassador Tirmizi in his remarks appreciated the initiative of the bikers for promoting the positive image of the country in different regional countries and stated that such tours should be organised more frequently to and from Pakistan.
PM Shahbaz hailed the historical ties between Pakistan and UAE and reaffirmed his government’s commitment to further strengthen existing bilateral engagements with the UAE at all levels and fields including trade, investment, energy, culture and tourism.
“Around nine million overseas Pakistanis are the country’s asset,” the premier said at a ceremony held to launch the "Sohni Dharti Remittance Programme (SDRP)" – a move aimed at encouraging the use of formal channels.
Prime Minister Imran Khan also directed to establish special sections and desks in 34 sub-departments of 13 ministries for the facilitation of overseas Pakistanis.
The inbound UAE flights have been suspended for travellers from India and Pakistan as part of the COVID-19 precautionary measures.
Saudi Arabia, which bars direct travel from Pakistan, has only approved the AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson and Johnson vaccines. Anyone arriving without one of those shots is required to quarantine at a cost many Pakistani workers say they cannot afford.
Many Pakistani expats are shelving their travel plans as uncertainty prevails over suspension of Pak-UAE flights due to pandemic. Similarly, Pakistanis stuck back home are worried about their jobs and have requested the authorities concerned to lift the travel ban as soon as possible.