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Sheikh Rasheed arrives in Kuwait to hold dialogue on labour visas

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed has arrived in Kuwait to hold dialogue for the restoration of labour visas. Before departure, Kuwait ambassador Mr Nassar Almutairi saw off the interior minister at the Islamabad International Airport. Rasheed will hold dialogues with

Passport validity extended to ten years for labour class

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed has announced an extension of the passport validity from five years to 10 years without any additional fee. The new passport will be issued at the previous fee of Rs 3,000 and this decision

Jeremy Corbyn readmitted to UK Labour party

LONDON: Britain’s former main opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn said he has been readmitted to the Labour Party after being suspended following his comments downplaying a report critical of its handling of anti-Semitism complaints. The Equality and Human Rights Commission said

Qatar reforms labour laws to protect migrant workers

DOHA: Qatar has imposed new labour reforms including scrapping a rule requiring employers consent to change jobs will also implement a basic monthly minimum wage of 1,000 Qatari riyals. The landmark announcement was made by the Ministry of Administrative Development,

UAE assures to protect jobs of Pakistani expats

ISLAMABAD: The United Arab Emirates has agreed to resolve to address the issue of Pakistani expatriates who have lost their jobs in the wake of coronavirus pandemic. Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari is

Keir Starmer replaces Corbyn as UK’s Labour party leader

LONDON: Britain’s main opposition Labour party on Saturday announced that Keir Starmer had been elected as its new leader, replacing Jeremy Corbyn who resigned after its crushing December election defeat. The 57-year-old former chief state prosecutor defeated Corbyn loyalist Rebecca

Brain drain

Before being elected, Prime Minister Imran Khan made the lofty promise to create ten million jobs in the country, saying that a day would come when people would come to Pakistan to seek jobs. This seems rather far-fetched as Pakistan

UAE offers Pakistan access to its labour market database

ISLAMABAD: The United Arab Emirates has offered Pakistan to give access to its labour market’s database to help boost export of Pakistani workforce to the Gulf state. The offer was extended by UAE Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE)