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Pakistan ready to supply all sorts of manpower to Saudi Arabia: Minister

January 24, 2023

Federal Minister for Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Sajid Hussain Turi has stated that Pakistan will supply Saudi Arabia with all sorts of workforce, including engineers and technicians. He has also pledged his ministry’s full assistance to the Saudi government in the export of labour from Pakistan. The minister has completed a five-day official visit to Saudi Arabia, where he sought to increase job prospects for Pakistani workers and professionals of all skill levels while also fostering bilateral connections.

Sajid Hussain Turi paid a visit to the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation of Saudi Arabia office in Riyadh and met in-depth with Governor, Dr. Ahmed bin Fahd Al Fahd. The meeting included a thorough discussion and agreement on employment opportunities for Pakistanis, expanding Pakistani worker exports to Saudi Arabia, and Pakistani workers' technical training. He said that Pakistan is ready to meet the growing need for manpower in Saudi Arabia, and he is trying to get more Pakistanis to come to Saudi Arabia after getting training in various technical fields.

He also went to Takmal's headquarters in Riyadh, where he was briefed by senior Saudi officials on the organization's goals and how technical training is intended to improve working conditions. He said that after completion, not only would workers' technical abilities advance, but it would also be easier to hire people from the Pakistani labour market. Turi thanked the Saudi Deputy Minister Dr. Adnan Al Naeem for receiving him at the airport and said the two countries have always enjoyed cordial, fraternal relations. Saudi Arabia has always supported Pakistan during trying times, he added.

Turi met Pakistani Ambassador Amir Khurram Rathore when visiting the Pakistani Embassy in Riyadh. According to the minister, Pakistan has always had great esteem for its ties with Saudi Arabia, which are founded on Islamic brotherhood and respect for one another. According to him, the present administration is working to further solidify Pakistan's relations with Saudi Arabia as well as their shared economic and cultural collaboration. He urged the embassy employees to give Pakistanis living abroad priority attention and all necessary amenities. In addition, he encouraged the Pakistani Embassy to show Saudi investors the real Pakistan and to offer all aid necessary to Pakistanis living in Saudi Arabia.

Assuring them of full ministry cooperation, federal minister Sajid Hussain Turi visited the Pakistani community in Riyadh, Jeddah, and Madinah. The minister expressed appreciation for the efforts of Pakistanis living abroad and said that these citizens are boosting the economy of their own country by sending money home. He said the ministry was fully aware of the issues faced by Pakistanis living abroad and working round-the-clock to find solutions. He reassured the Pakistanis living abroad that they may get in touch with the ministry at any time. He exhorted Pakistanis living abroad to respect local laws and refrain from doing anything that would damage their country's reputation.

Credit : Independent News Pakistan-WealthPk