PM announces aid for families of stranded Pakistanis in Saudi Arabia
According to statement from the PM House, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has approved compensation money of Rs. 50, 000 for each family of the stranded Pakistanis in Saudi.
The Prime Minister has approved a total amount of Rs. 500 Million to be distributed amongst the families of ten thousand stranded Pakistanis.
Mr. Sharif has directed the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis & Human Resource Development to prepare authenticated lists of the concerned families at the earliest possible.
The Prime Minister further directed that disbursement of cheques amounting to Rs. 50,000 for each family must be ensured as early as possible.
Pakistan’s embassy in Riyadh has also set up Special Facilitation Centre and special fund to provide food and other assistance to the stranded Pakistani workers.
Acting upon the directions of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, the embassy has also facilitated Pakistani workforce in compiling claims for their dues and salaries.
The Foreign Office has apprised the prime minister that the Pakistani Mission has made arrangements for ensuring food supply, medical assistance and settlement of the salaries and outstanding dues of the employees, as soon as possible.
The workers will be facilitated in transfer of work permits of those workers who decide to leave the company and will also facilitate workers to travel to their homeland, if they opt to do so.