ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Qatari recruitment agencies will organize workshops to hire Pakistani skilled labour as part of the 100,000 jobs drive, a Qatari delegation told the Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Sayed Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari.
In a meeting held with Zulfikar Bukhari in Islamabad on Wednesday, the Qatari delegation led by the Director Management of Recruitment Support Services Major Abdullah Khalifa Al Muhanadi informed him about the status of the proposed 100,000 jobs in Qatar for Pakistanis.
Bukhari was informed that Qatar’s Visa Facilitation Centers will be fully operational in Karachi and Islamabad by December. He was told that Visa Centers will expedite the visa process and fees incurred during the process of hiring will be paid by the employers.
The special assistant was also apprised that Pakistani Workers will be protected under the wages protection system of Qatar.
Bukhari proposed the formation of a joint working team that could work on the categorization of Pakistani labour and the skills that Qatari employers need. This joint team will work on the mechanism to systematize the hiring process for Pakistani labour.
Qatar to recruit 100,000 Pakistanis for jobs
The delegation assured Zulfiqar Bukhari that Qatari recruitment agencies are being pursued to hire Pakistani labour. The recruitment agencies will organize workshops to hire skilled labour from Pakistan. As proposed, a joint team will also work on the adjustment of Pakistanis coming back from Saudi Arabia in Qatar.
The special assistant emphasized the need for early completion of intake of 100,000 Pakistani workers already committed by the Qatari government. He further requested for more jobs to Pakistanis in addition to the already committed 100,000 visas.
Zulfiqar Bukhari also suggested the Qatari government to establish visa centers at Peshawar and Lahore in addition to Islamabad and Karachi.
The Qatari delegation assured him that the matter will be taken up with the Qatar government and they will get back to government of Pakistan soon.