Kuwait to lift decade-long ban on work visas for Pakistan

Kuwait will lift a ban on work visas for Pakistan, announced Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed as the Kuwaiti Foreign Minister begins his two-day official trip to Islamabad. According to Ahmed, Kuwait would start issuing work visas to Pakistanis once the Covid-19 restrictions are lifted. Kuwait had banned work visas for Pakistan in 2011 and despite attempts by previous governments the restrictions could not be lifted. 

In March 2017, the then government had also announced the lifting of the ban by Kuwait during the visit of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to the oil-rich country. However, the decision was never implemented.

During the visit, besides having wide-ranging talks with Foreign Minister Qureshi, the Kuwaiti foreign minister will call on other dignitaries.

Source: Express Tribune