Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry has on Tuesday (today) said that Kuwait has “immediately” resumed issuing visas for Pakistanis, after a decade-long hiatus.
In a series of tweets, Fawad Chaudhry said, Pakistan’s recovery from the coronavirus has surprised the world. The positivity rate across the country has dropped down to below 4% except for Karachi.
بجٹ میں تنخواہ دار طبقے کو بڑا ریلیف ملے گا، ہمارے ہاں مہنگائ میں اضافہ تو ہوا ہے لیکن قوت خرید میں اضافہ بھی اسی شرح سے ہو رہا ہے جو خوش آئند ہے، امید ہےاگلےدو سالوں میں عمران خان کی قیادت میں ملک منزل کے قریب ہو گا۔
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) June 1, 2021
“Salaried class to get big relief in the upcoming budget,” he added in his tweet.
The Minister further expressed hope that Pakistan will be closer to its destination in the coming two years under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Earlier, Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid had announced that after a 10-year pause, Kuwait has agreed to continue issuing visas for Pakistanis.
According to the minister, he met the Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah and conveyed special greetings from Prime Minister Imran Khan.
“There has been a big development on the front of Kuwaiti visas that had been stopped for Pakistanis since 2011. Family and business visas between Pakistan and Kuwait will now be restored,” he announced via his Twitter.
The minister said that there will also no longer be any restrictions on technical visas in the fields of medicine and oil.
He said Pakistanis will now be able to obtain visas online and visit Kuwait.
According to Ahmed, the Kuwaiti prime minister noted that Pakistan and Kuwaiti ties and long-standing, dating back seven decades.
“Pakistani families and the business community faced great difficulties with the Kuwaiti visa ban,” he tweeted.
ملاقات میں وزیر داخلہ نے کویتی وزیر اعظم کو وزیر اعظم عمران کا خصوصی مراسلہ بھی پیش کیا۔
2011 سے بند پاکستانی شہریوں کے لئے کویتی ویزہ کی بحالی پر بڑی پیش رفت-
پاکستان اور کویت کے درمیان فیملی اور بزنس ویزا فوری بحال کرنے کا بھی فیصلہ- pic.twitter.com/XfnMhuPxAH
— Sheikh Rashid Ahmed (@ShkhRasheed) May 30, 2021
“Restoration of worker visas will create new employment opportunities for Pakistanis and business visas will boost trade between the two countries.”
Moreover, the Kuwaiti Prime Minister said that the relations between Pakistan and Kuwait span over seven decades and there is a relationship of love and trust between the people of Pakistan and Kuwait.
Sheikh Rashid said that all Pakistanis consider Kuwait as their second home, adding that Pakistani families and the business community were facing immense problems due to the Kuwaiti visa ban.
He said that Pakistani labour has a very important role to play in the development of Kuwait and the restoration of work visa will create new employment opportunities for Pakistanis.