ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Federal Minister for Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Sajid Hussain Turi on Monday attended the Launching Ceremony of “Labor Skills Verification Program” (SVP) at the Saudi Embassy in Islamabad as the Chief Guest.
In his remarks at the Ceremony, the federal minister expressed his gratitude to Prince Muhammad bin Salman and Ambassador of Haramen H.E. Sharif Nawaf bin Saeed al-Maliki for starting the Skills Verification Program in Pakistan.
“The objective of the Skills Verification Program is to provide quality manpower to Saudi Arabia from Pakistan. Under this program, Pakistanis will get ample employment opportunities in major projects under Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030,” he said.
“12 Centers of Skills Verification Program have been established in eight cities of Pakistan.”
The minister said that the government and people of Pakistan are proud of the brotherly relations with Saudi Arabia.
Currently, Saudi Arabia is the home of more than 2.3 million Pakistanis.
Sajid Hussain Turi said that in the past five decades, more than six million Pakistanis have gone to Saudi Arabia for employment.
The Ambassador of Haramen H.E. Sharif Nawaf bin Saeed al-Maliki and Federal Minister Sajid Turi discussed Pakistan-Saudi relations, employment opportunities for Pakistanis and other issues of bilateral importance.
The minister extended his gratitude to Khadim Hurmain Sharifin for the great help to Pakistan during the flood.