The government of Pakistan has officially asked the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to boost the quota of the Pakistani workforce in the multibillion dollars’ project of the New Taif City.
As per an official source, the special assistant to the PM on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development—Syed Zulfikar Bukhari asked the Saudi authorities to boost the manpower quota of Pakistan in the new Taif project.
The official said that the request was officially conveyed by the special assistant in his latest visit to Saudi Arabia where he held discussion with the Saudi authorities for exploring the new avenues for boosting the manpower export of Pakistan to Saudi Arabia.
He said that the project was aimed at the formation of the new airport, developing the Okaz city, forming technical oasis, residential areas, university and the industrial city in New Taif.
The official also said that Saudi Arabia has also extended a proposal to the manpower export of Pakistan via Musaned—which is a digital platform introduced by Saudi Arabia for facilitating the labourer recruitment process and ensure the protection of their rights.
Pakistan would be sending its workforce to the Kingdom via Musaned shortly as the process would be taking some months, he further added.