PAK and UAE to jointly form a committee for Protection of Workers’ Rights
- The joint committee is Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government’s achievement on the diplomatic front
- UAE promised to provide optimum care to Pakistani workers
- Employment job offers and joint collaborative programs will be signed between UAW and PAK
Under a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), Pakistan and the UAE have agreed to form a joint committee for the protection of Pakistani workers’ rights.
To protect Pakistani workers’ rights, the joint committee will be formulated as per the Article 7 of the MoU signed by Acting Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations Tahir Hussain Andrabi and UAE Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE) Nasser Bin Thani Al Hamelin Geneva.
Who will be included?
At least three members from each state will be included in the committee. It will be commanded led by a senior official.
Zulfiqar Bukhari said that the MoU will further strengthen bilateral relations between two countries that were raised by strong bonds of religion, culture and mutual economic interests.
Expressing his gratitude to the UAE’s leadership and MOHRE, he said that this is good news for Pakistani diaspora, residing in the Emirates.
“This was made possible due to the active involvement of Prime Minister Imran Khan and the trust and bond the two countries have now,” Zulfikar added.
Promising optimum care:
The protection of the labor class was the top priority of the PTI government. He promised the optimum care for Pakistani manpower abroad during its tenure.
“We are trying our best to give them 100% ownership, my ministry and its attached departments are working tirelessly to facilitate those who serve our country immensely,” he said.
Employment Job Offer will be signed:
To ensure a legal and risk-free working environment for Pakistani workforce upon arrival in the UAE, the employment job offer will be signed by both parties.
The job offer will clearly state the rights of the workers and will also provide the basis for the Employment Contract to be registered in the UAE.
Joint Collaborative Programs:
To improve the administration of full temporary employment cycle, both countries also decided to undertake joint collaborative programs; pre-departure and post-arrival educational program.
According to the agreement, both the countries have agreed to ensure collaborative administration of the contract employment cycle through the exchange of information, use of information and technology and continuing studies in the area of labor.
Back in 2014, this MoU was proposed but could not come into practice because of the previous government’s unwillingness over the matter.