Burney requests Kuwait to open visa for Pakistani families

August 29, 2014 Off By Web Desk

KARACHI: The Chairman of Ansar Burney Trust International, Ansar Burney in his letters to the Kuwait government has requested Amir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Deputy Amir and Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Prime Minister to open visa for the families of Pakistanis living and working in Kuwait.

Burney also sent letters to Pakistan’s President, Prime Minister and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, asking them to intervene and negotiate with the Kuwait government to help Pakistani families in getting visas of Kuwait. He also requested Pakistan government to assist Ansar Burney Trust International in this important matter.

He said: “There is a total ban on all types of visas for Pakistanis in Kuwait. The ban, which imposed on nationals from Pakistan, Syria, Iraq, Iran, and Afghanistan, includes suspending all tourism, visit and trade and sponsored by spouses.”

It is indeed the prerogative of the Kuwaiti government to hire immigrant workers from any country. However, Pakistanis already working in Kuwait must be governed by laws so as not to put them under additional emotional stress, resulting from forced separation from their families, Burney said.

He said reportedly there have been a number of cases where families have been sent back to Pakistan after paying a hefty penalty since even after the completion of medical, fingerprinting and other formalities.

Burney requested Kuwait to consider Ansar Burney Trust International appeal on humanitarian grounds and allow visas to Pakistani families.

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