‘Pak­istan plan­ning to send skilled work­ers to Kuwait’

‘Man­power MoU to be signed soon’

Arab Times - - LOCAL -

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 24: Pak­istan is plan­ning to send around 100,000 skilled work­ers to Kuwait with the aim of boost­ing its remit­tances, re­ports Al-Rai daily quot­ing a se­nior of­fi­cial from the Min­istry of Over­seas Pak­ista­nis and Hu­man Re­sources Devel­op­ment (OPHRD) who also con­firmed that a for­mal re­quest in this re­gard has been sub­mit­ted to the con­cerned au­thor­i­ties in Kuwait.

High­light­ing the min­istry’s ef­forts in in­creas­ing remit­tances, the of­fi­cial pointed out that Pak­istan has great work­force po­ten­tial in all trades and its gov­ern­ment is ex­plor­ing new av­enues to cre­ate jobs for skilled man­power in dif­fer­ent coun­tries. He said the Pak­istani gov­ern­ment also stepped up ef­forts for early sign­ing of a Mem­o­ran­dum of Un­der­stand­ing (MoU) be­tween Pak­istan and Kuwait to de­velop and stream­line Pak­istani man­power ex­ported to the coun­try.

Special As­sis­tant to the Prime Min­is­ter on Over­seas Pak­ista­nis and Hu­man Re­source Devel­op­ment Sayed Zul­fikar Ab­bas Bukhari met with the la­bor min­is­ter of Kuwait on the side­lines of the Fifth Min­is­te­rial Ses­sion of Abu Dhabi Di­a­logue (ADD), dur­ing which they dis­cussed the is­sues that Pak­istani work­ers are fac­ing, the of­fi­cial added.

The of­fi­cial clar­i­fied that even with­out the sign­ing of a State-to-State MoU be­tween Pak­istan and Kuwait, the Pak­istani work­ers can go to Kuwait for em­ploy­ment un­der the em­ployer-em­ployee agree­ment. He said the Pak­istani gov­ern­ment re­cently signed an agree­ment with Kuwait to send health­care pro­fes­sion­als to the Gulf coun­try.

He con­firmed that Kuwait al­ready agreed to re­cruit as many as 444 Pak­istani med­i­cal pro­fes­sion­als in­clud­ing doc­tors, paramedics and nurses. Ar­range­ments in this re­gard are be­ing fi­nal­ized to send the skilled work­ers to Kuwait at the ear­li­est, he added.

He went on to say that so far, the par­tic­u­lars of some 80 med­i­cal pro­fes­sion­als have been sub­mit­ted to the Kuwaiti Em­bassy for fi­nal­iza­tion of their visas. “At the mo­ment, we look for­ward to the fi­nal­iza­tion of some 300 med­i­cal pro­fes­sion­als’ visas so that a special flight could be ar­ranged for send­ing them to Kuwait,” he con­cluded.

Joy of grad­u­a­tion: A ti­tle was given to the high school and univer­sity grad­u­ates for year 2019/2020, as their aca­demic path was linked to the COVID-19 pan­demic that dis­rupted their grad­u­a­tion for sev­eral months, due to which a de­ci­sion was taken to adopt e-learn­ing, and can­cel­ing grad­u­a­tion cer­e­monies mark­ing the end of the aca­demic stage for thou­sands of stu­dents, re­ports AlRai Daily.

Due to the im­por­tance of doc­u­ment­ing the mo­ment of grad­u­a­tion and its mem­o­rable joy, Kuwait Vir­tual Grad­u­a­tion Cer­e­mony project was launched for some 40,000 stu­dents from high school, uni­ver­si­ties and other in­sti­tutes to cel­e­brate them through vir­tual plat­forms in the pres­ence of their par­ents, teach­ers and of­fi­cials, in the cre­ation of a unique ex­pe­ri­ence and a na­tional event.

A num­ber of pri­vate uni­ver­si­ties went ahead to hold grad­u­a­tion cer­e­monies that were broad­cast live via in­ter­net plat­forms, in keep­ing with the con­di­tions im­posed by the coro­n­avirus cri­sis that pre­vent gath­er­ings, as many stu­dents ac­cepted to reg­is­ter in vir­tual par­ties to share the joy of grad­u­a­tion.

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