COVID-19 crisis leaves over 22,000 Pakistanis jobless abroad


ISLAMABAD:    The economic crisis created by novel coronavirus has also affected Pakistanis working abroad as over 22,000 have lost their jobs.
According to media reports, the Interior Ministry’s report in which it has been confirmed that Pakistanis have become jobless in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Saudi Arabia and other countries.
Earlier, Prime minister’s aide on overseas Pakistanis Syed Zulfiqar Abbas Bukhari, popularly known as Zulfi Bukhari, said 21,000 Pakistanis have lost their jobs in Arab countries due to COVID-19.
Zulfi Bukhari had said tension and anger will reduce only after 7,000 Pakistanis will return every week. He said the federal government will try to ensure the jobs of all those Pakistanis who have been sent back once situation gets better.