UAE offers Pakistan access to its labour market database

ISLAMABAD: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has offered Pakistan access to its labour market database, which would help boost export of Pakistani workforce to the former.

The offer was extended by UAE Human Resources Minister Nasser Bin Thani Al Hameli during a meeting with Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistan and Human Resource Development Syed Zulfikar Bukhari on the sidelines of the 5th Ministerial Session of Abu Dubai Dialogue, said a press statement issued on Friday.

The initiative would provide Pakistan updated information on job opportunities in the UAE’s labour market, besides enabling it to train the workforce as per the market demand.

Zulfikar Bukhari informed his counterpart that Pakistan wanted to integrate a digital platform with the UAE so as to ensure fair, transparent and cost-effective recruitment process. “Pakistan is ready to link its digital platform with the UAE.”

Both the sides agreed to activate the joint committee, which was formed for implementation of a memorandum of understanding signed recently to ensure the protection of Pakistani workers’ rights and resolving their legal job disputes in the Emirates.

It was also decided to prepare a three-year plan for the recruitment of Pakistani workforce.

The special assistant said that the government was taking practical measures to create job opportunities for youth within the country and abroad, adding the country’s economy was moving in the right direction under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

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