Saudi Arabia bars firms to lay off Pakistani workers for three months

Islamabad, April 22, 2020 (PPI-OT): Saudi Arabia has assured Pakistan that its firms would not expel the Pakistani workers for the next three months and pay them salaries during the period. The assurance was given by Saudi Vice Minister for Labour and Social Development Dr. Abdullah bin Nasser Abu Thuniyan, in a video conference call to Special Assistant on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Zulfikar Bukhari.


He said Saudi government would also ensure full payment of dues to the already laid-off workers. The Saudi minister also announced free of cost extension in the visas of Pakistani labourers till December this year.


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Ministry of Information and Broadcasting

Government of Pakistan

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