United Arab Emirates (UAE) has opened Asia’s biggest visa center in Karachi, Pakistan. The visa center will facilitate the people of Karachi to attain UAE visas from the same city without having to travel to the federal capital.
The visa center will facilitate people with exceptional consular services in line with the global best practices. 11 counters have been set up that will issue 200 visas each day to the citizens of Karachi.
UAE Consul General Bakheet Ateeq Al Remethi says the center has been established to save the time of the people. People have also expressed satisfaction over the start of the visa services in Karachi.
Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah also visited the UAE visa center. Along with him was Provincial Local Government Minister Syed Nasir Shah who also visited the UAE visa center.
CM Sindh Shah says that the people of Sindh and Balochistan will be facilitated with the visa if they secure employment in UAE. “I believe it would not be an exaggeration to say this Center is the window of employment in the UAE,” said CM Sindh.
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“This Visa Center assists the expatriate documents process quite smoothly and checks it thoroughly to avoid any glitch or error in the documentation,” Consul General Bakheet told the CM.
There has been an upward trend noticed in a large number of people seeking and securing employment opportunities outside Pakistan. The tight economic conditions and surging inflation are forcing people to seek better employment opportunities outside Pakistan. The brain drain accelerated last year and is amplifying each month in the ongoing year.
According to the report, 7000 people left Pakistan in March 2023 in search of better economic prospects abroad. According to data obtained from the Bureau of Emigration & Overseas Employment, 196,631 Pakistanis were registered for overseas employment in the first three months of the current calendar year.