Kuwait mulls lifting ban on Pakistani visas

  • Share via facebook
  • Tweet this
  • Bookmark and Share
(Photo for illustrative purposes only)

(Photo for illustrative purposes only)

Kuwait is considering the lifting of restrictions on the issuance of visas to Pakistani workers, it has been reported.

Nawaf Abdulaziz Al-Enezi, Ambassador of Kuwait, met with Pakistan's Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf on Friday and informed him of the Gulf state's intentions, according to News Pakistan.

In May 2011, Kuwait banned nationals from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Pakistan and Afghanistan from entering the country over fears political unrest in those nations could pose a risk to the Gulf state’s security.

The blacklist included trade, tourism and visit visas as well as visas sponsored by spouses.

Al-Enerzi was also quoted as saying that a top-level delegation from Kuwait would be visiting Pakistan soon in a bid to recruit doctors, paramedics and other workers, the newspaper said, citing a PM office statement.

The issue of Pakistani visas was raised by the Prime Minister during his visit to Kuwait on the sidelines of Asian Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) Summit, the statement said.

Former Prime Minister, Yusuf Raza Gilani, has also raised the issue during his visit to Kuwait, News Pakistan added.

A number of Gulf states tightened border security in the wake of the Arab Spring revolts that spread across the Middle East in 2011.

Kuwait’s move came after a number of security scares including the discovery of explosives hidden in a pickup truck that was trying to enter an industrial seaport.

Related:
Join the Discussion

Disclaimer:The view expressed here by our readers are not necessarily shared by Arabian Business, its employees, sponsors or its advertisers.

Please post responsibly. Commenter Rules

Posted by: syed arif hussain zaidi

Thats the great move to support each other in the hard situation , specially in Pakistan. i am thank full to government of Kuwait and prim minister of Pakistan. God bless us.

Enter the words above: Enter the numbers you hear:

All comments are subject to approval before appearing

Further reading

Features & Analysis
Is this the end of the Gulf’s Indian cash dash?

Is this the end of the Gulf’s Indian cash dash?

From currency woes to taxation loopholes closing and a clampdown...

2
Q&A with Dubai Chamber

Q&A with Dubai Chamber

We spoke with Essa Al Zaabi of Dubai Chamber of Commerce to find...

The politics of big data

The politics of big data

The UAE may be one of the fastest adopters of e-government initiatives...

Most Discussed
  • 24
    World's most pierced man refused entry to the UAE

    Tolerance has its limits everywhere including Dubai and those who considered Dubai a lawless circus were held accountable...so thank you Dubai authorities... more

    Thursday, 21 August 2014 10:51 PM - Khalil
  • 23
    Baby NOT on board?

    Some of you cry babies need to get your own personal apartments on the plane ! You cry more then the babies I have seen in my travels. LOL more

    Thursday, 28 August 2014 9:10 AM - Jim
  • 21
    Israel “must be punished” over Gaza, says Dubai police chief

    This high moral ground that Mick is talking abt sound very familiar. May I remind Mick that the US & its British ally alone killed over 1 million innocent... more

    Thursday, 7 August 2014 4:12 PM - Mathew