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About 30,000 Pakistanis fall victim of Saudi Nitaqat Law

Saudi Nitaqat Law

Pakistan News  : Saudi Arabia having declared around 30,000 Pakistanis as illegal immigrants, who now seen queued up in the scorching heat outside the Pakistani embassy for getting their documents readied before the set deadline July 3 for leaving the Kingdom and avoid facing jail and fines.

In the latest move Saudi Arabia has warned illegal foreign workers, including some 30,000 Pakistanis, that they will face jail and fines once the three-month grace period ends on July 3, but those willing to return to Pakistan will not face any penalty.

In a joint statement, the Saudi Ministries of Interior and Labour confirmed that an inspection campaign would resume soon after the deadline to enforce the new labour and immigration laws, known as the Nitaqat law.

Tens and thousands of Pakistanis are working in the Kingdom, but many complain strict rules of employment in the country.

The Kingdom thought to be an old friend of nuclear state has been conscious about immigrants and working conditions for foreigners.

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