Under-18 Pakistanis won’t be able to get UAE visa
KARACHI: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) government has decided to strictly enforce its regulations governing the obtaining of visas for Pakistanis less than 18 years of age. This is to ensure and protect children’s rights.
UAE consul general said:
“A large number of Pakistanis who possess work visas in the UAE are violating Wadeema Law.“
The UAE’s consul general in Karachi, Bakheet Ateeq Al-Remeithi, stated in an exclusive interview with Geo News that
“a substantial number of Pakistanis who have work visas in the UAE are breaking Wadeema Law—Federal Law No. 3 of 2016 regulating child rights.”
The consul general claims that these rules specify children’s rights to education. Also, that many Pakistanis deny those rights by forcing their kids to stay home and study.
He continued and added that the government has previously made difficult decisions in this regard during a significant meeting, and must strictly implement the regulations governing the rights of children with families residing in the UAE.
The Emirati representative also emphasised the value of education for kids. Moreover, the UAE government has made the decision to punish parents who disobey child protection rules.
Wadeema rule only applies to Pakistanis with valid work or residency visas, he declared.
Al-Remeithi asked Pakistani parents living abroad in the UAE to support their kids’ education and protect their rights. He also emphasized concern for their health and freedoms.
Also, the consul general revealed to Geo News that there are 16–17 million Pakistanis living in the UAE.
Furthermore, he warned and informed the media outlet that UAE has put resrtictions on the acquisiton of new visa. Moreover, the country may expel violators of the law
He quoted: “In the future, Pakistanis who will guarantee the full application of Wadeema law will be granted visas.”
Furthermore, Al-Remeithi stated that there is no such restriction on Pakistani nationals applying for a visit visa in response to the question of whether the law applies to other Pakistanis.
The envoy made it clear that Pakistan is free to visit the UAE on a tourist visa and that the UAE government would welcome their arrival.
The news that Under-18 Pakistanis won’t be able to get UAE visa is cherishing for philanthropists and children rights’ activists. However, it is definitively worrisome for families dependent on underaged member’s labor.