ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development have sent as many as 43,000 skilled and semi-skilled workforce to Qatar for prospective job opportunities in construction and other sectors during the last three years.
The government is committed to fulfill the 100,000 manpower quota, recently announced by Qatar, till the end of 2019, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis, Sayed Zulfikar Bukhari told the Media here.
“Following the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan to create employment for youth in and out of the country, the Overseas Ministry is eyeing to increase the quota,” he remarked while expressing his resolve of accomplishing the target of sending 100,000 Pakistani to Qatar within this year.
Zulfikar Bukhari said increased job opportunities in Qatar for Pakistani manpower would pave the way to making the national economy stronger and vibrant.
Highlighting his government efforts on the diplomatic front, he said Qatar has established three visa facilitation centers at Islamabad, Lahore, and Karachi to ensure swift processing of intending emigrants’ visas.
Bukhari said special facilitation Centers were set up for the aspirants, who see Qatar as a prospective foreign job destination, to augment Pakistani manpower abroad, in addition to lessening chances of their exploitation by employers.
He said those centers were aimed at protecting the rights of the workforce, who faced different problems at the hands of employers.
“Such a facility eases the visa getting process for Pakistanis, ensure their safety and legal rights in Qatar, giving a substantial boost to the receipt of remittances through legal means,” the Special Assistant asserted.
Bukhari said Qatar intended to further strengthen its ties with Pakistan, which was evident from the fact that it had selected Pakistan from eight countries for setting up ‘Qatar Visa Center’ to facilitate the aspirant manpower.
Syria’s air defenses intercept Israeli attack in Daraa
DAMASCUS: Syria’s air defenses intercepted Israeli missile attack before day break on Wednesday in the southern province of Daraa, state news agency SANA reported.
The air defenses were triggered by a missile attack over the town of Harra in Daraa, said the report.
The attack caused damages, said SANA, adding that the Israelis launched an electronic warfare after the attack to jam the Syrian radar system.
Israel has repeatedly attacked Syria on several pretexts such as attacking sites belong to Iran-backed fighters or responding to stray mortars fired from Syria.
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Hajj ritual training begins
ISLAMABAD: The Hajj ritual training of the successful pilgrims of second hajj balloting has begun in their respective Haji camps, said Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony’s social media message.
The comprehensive training programs would continue till their departing to Hajj. The focus of the training would enable first timers to perform the Hajj rituals in accordance with the teachings of the Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him). The training would be imparted with the help of modules, charts, maps, sketches, lectures, and television.
The training also covers how to wear `Ahram’ and observe the sanctity of the holy places besides performing rituals at Madina and manners of offering prayers at Masjid- e- Nabvi and `Salam’ at `Roza e Rasool (Peace Be Upon Him).”
The flight schedule of government scheme pilgrims would be announced on June 19. The ministry has directed 7,309 successful pilgrims of second balloting to deposit their dues, passports in their respective banks by 14th June besides ensuring biometric verification by the same date.
The Ministry has made mandatory the availability of at least one-year valid machine-readable passport with each Hajj applicant. Intending Hajj applicants must arrange a machine-readable passport having validity up to 1st March 2019 to avoid any inconvenience. The vaccination of the pilgrims would be conducted 10 days prior to their scheduled flights. While first Hajj flight would depart from 4th July.
This year as many as 200,000 Pakistanis would perform Hajj including 117,000 through Government Scheme and 83,000 through the private scheme.
Pvt Hujjaj to report Etimad Centre for biometric verification
ISLAMABAD: The intending pilgrims of private hajj scheme have been asked to contact their nearest Etimad Visa Service Centers for biometric verification of their fingerprints.
According to a social media message of the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony and Hajj Group Organisers Association of Pakistan (HOAP), the biometric verification of the fingerprints of the intending pilgrims has been made mandatory by the Saudi government.
The Hajj Group Organisers (HGOs) have started receiving confirmation messages of uploading of the forms/particulars of their client pilgrims on the official website of the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony and they should approach their nearest Etimad Centre for verification by showing the confirmation messages of the ministry.
The intending pilgrims will have to bring original bank receipt, Computerised National Identity Cards (CNIC) and passport with them for the verification.
The biometric verification of intending pilgrims was being conducted at 26 Visa Service Centres of Etimad, in Faisalabad, Multan, Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore. Peshawar, Quetta, Sukkar, Sialkot and Rahim Yar Khan.
The intending pilgrims below six years of age and over 80 years of age were exempted from biometric verification.
Hujjaj will not be allowed to leave for Saudi Arabia sans biometric verification.
The pilgrims who have not yet received the confirmation messages have been asked to contact their respective HGO.
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