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Newsline: Ambassador meets stranded Pakistanis in Saudi Arabia

The Pakistan ambassador to Saudi Arabia visited a camp in Dammam where over 800 stranded Pakistanis are struggling to survive. Over 8000 Pakistani labourers are stranded in various cities of Saudi Arabia after their employers failed to pay them salaries. According to the foreign office, supply of food at two camps in Jeddah has been restored. In the other three camps stipend for food will be provided to the occupants. Pakistan’s embassy in Riyadh has set up a special facilitation centre and fund for jobless Pakistani labourers stranded without wages in Saudi Arabia, the prime minister’s office said. According to a spokesman for the Prime Minister House, the special centre would provide aid, food, medicine and shelter for the stranded Pakistani nationals. “The (Pakistani) embassy has further informed that the Saudi King has issued a decree for urgent payment of dues to workers by the concerned,” the office of the prime minister said.



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