Burney requests Kuwait to open visa for Pakistani families

KARACHI: Ansar Burney Trust International Chairman, Ansar Burney in his letters to the Kuwait government has requested the Amir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Crown Prince and Deputy Amir 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 the president, prime minister and Mnistry 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 the government to assist the 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 was imposed on nationals from Pakistan, Syria, Iraq, Iran, and Afghanistan, includes suspending all visas pertaining to tourism, visit and trade and visas sponsored by spouses.”
“It is indeed the prerogative of the Kuwait 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 in 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’s appeal on humanitarian grounds and allow visas for Pakistani families.

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