The government wants a greater share of Pakistanis to form the workforce that is contributing to the mammoth NEOM city project in Saudi Arabia. Saudi ambassador to Pakistan H.E Nawaf Bin Said Al-Malki called on Minister for Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Sajid Hussain Turi on Thursday. Turi discussed issues and opportunities for creating jobs for overseas Pakistanis in Saudi Arabia and emphasized ensuring a sizeable Pakistani quota formed the workforce for the development of the futuristic multi-billion NEOM city Project.
During the meeting, Turi also said that Pakistan and Saudi Arabia enjoyed brotherly ties based on strategic partnerships. He added that the leadership of both countries were determined to enhance bilateral ties and cooperation in diverse fields.
Home to millions of Pakistani expatriates, Saudi Arabia is a major source of remittances, a vital source of foreign exchange for the cash-strapped South Asian country.
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