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Pakistanis stranded in UAE over visa entry requirements repatriated


Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

15th Oct, 2020. 04:41 pm
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Pakistanis who were stranded in the UAE for non-compliance with the visit visa entry requirements have been sent back to the country.

According to the details, Ahmed Amjad Ali, the Consul-General of Pakistan in Dubai has said that around 169 Pakistanis who were stranded in the UAE for non-compliance with the visit visa entry requirements have been repatriated since Wednesday.

” We are sending back people stranded at the airport as and when seats are available on the aircraft. This is an ongoing process,” said Ahmed Amjad Ali.

Hundreds of people from different nationalities have been stranded since Wednesday after the authorities required all visits and tourist visa holders to show Dh 2,000 (88,601.52 Pakistani Rupee) cash and hotel accommodation to enter the country.

Furthermore, Pakistan Consulate, Dubai, said in a statement on Thursday said that a total of 545 Pakistani nationals on a visit or tourist visas who reached Dubai by PIA, Airblue, flydubai and Emirates flights were denied entry into UAE for not complying with the entry condition of minimum “show money”, return ticket, hotel reservations etc or they had visit/tourist visas of cities other than Dubai.