The newly-appointed Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed held a telephonic conversation with United Arab Emirates (UAE)’s senior minister Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan.
Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan congratulated Sheikh Rasheed on his appointment as Interior Minister and said that he deserved this position.
The interior minister thanked him for his best wishes.
Change In Cabinet Portfolios
1. Shiekh Rasheed Ahmed – Interior Minister
2. Azam Khan Swati – Minister for Railways
3. Brgd. (R) Ijaz Ahmed Shah – Minister for Narcotics Control
4. Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shiekh – Minister for Finance
Earlier, Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed has on Tuesday called for early end to the visa restrictions of United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Pakistani citizens.
He held discussion with UAE Ambassador to Pakistan, Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Al-Zaabi.
On the occasion, the interior minister also stressed the need that UAE should extend cooperation for bringing back Pakistanis imprisoned in UAE.
He said Pakistan and the UAE have long-standing ties. He said 1.5 million Pakistani workers in the UAE were a valuable asset, and they send foreign exchange of worth five billion dollars to Pakistan annually. Efforts will be continued for promotion of bilateral ties, he added.
He said that talks were under way for the resumption of visas and assured that the issuance of visas will soon resume. “The relations between the countries have improved under Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government.”
However, the ambassador said the Pakistani community had an exemplary role in the development of UAE