Saudi authorities assured to provide jobs to unemployed Pakistanis, Senate told

Saudi authorities assured to provide jobs to unemployed Pakistanis, Senate told

Saudi authorities assured to provide jobs to unemployed Pakistanis, Senate told

Saudi authorities assured to provide jobs to unemployed Pakistanis, Senate told

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ISLAMABAD: The Senate was informed on Tuesday the Saudi Arabian authorities had given the assurances to provide jobs to those facing employment related problems at alternative companies.

Replying to a question, Minister for Foreign Affairs Jalil Abbas Jilani told the House that about 2.5 million Pakistanis were working in Saudi Arabia.

He said round the clock helpline had been established in the Pakistani Embassy in Riyadh and Consulate General in Jeddah to address their complaints.

The foreign minister pointed out that about 500,000 Pakistani went to Saudi Arabia last year for employment.

Jalil Abbas Jilani said the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had busted two to three gangs of beggars, who were trying to travel to Saudi Arabia under the garb of Umrah.

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The Senate was told that the caretaker government was making all out efforts to address the problems in the education sector.

During the Question Hour, Minister for Education Madad Ali Sindhi regretted that the education sector was neglected by successive governments.

He pointed out that our 20 million children were out of schools. He said they needed to make effort to improve the quality of education at the public sector schools to improve enrollment there.

The Minister said Higher Education Commission had also been instructed to keep an eye on the quality of education in the universities.

Answering another question, Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Murtaza Solangi told the House that a committee had been constituted to elect a new President of Pakistan Hockey Federation.

He also laid before the House the Report on 1st Biannual Monitoring on the Implementation of 7th NFC Award.

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