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600 Pakistani Health Workers Will Be Sent To Kuwait For Assistance In Fight Against COVID

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Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) Sayed Zulfiqar Bukhari has said that Pakistan will be assisting Kuwait in its fight against the coronavirus by sending 600 health professionals to serve those infected with the virus.

The SAPM on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development said, “It has been decided in principle that 600 health workers including doctors and nurses will be sent to Kuwait at the request of Kuwaiti authorities.”  

This would help build a relationship of trust midst both the Muslim nations in these tough times, and will also help answer the requests of the Pakistani diaspora in Kuwait, he said.

Bukhari also claimed that four special flights will be set to bring the remaining 5,500 stranded Pakistanis back from Kuwait in the period of next two weeks.

He added that Pakistan has improved its repatriation capacity and at the moment “is capable of bringing back some 12,000 nationals every week.”

The SAPM said the ministry would soon launch a portal to maintain the data of returning emigrants.

The government will also register them under the flagship projects called Kamyab Jawan Program and Hunarmand Pakistan for employment opportunities.

Zulfikar Bukhari also reassured the town hall meeting that he will soon try to contact the Kuwaiti authorities for the extension of a free visa for Pakistani labour force.

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