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Embassy in Riyadh making efforts to address difficulties faced by Pakistani workers in Dammam

Islamabad, June 22, 2016 (PPI-OT):A section of media has been running news regarding suffering of Pakistanis in Dammam on account of non-payment of their dues by a construction company. In this regard, the Ministry wishes to inform all concerned that the Embassy of Pakistan in Riyadh is seized of the situation. A couple of thousand people of various nationalities, including Pakistanis, are facing problems on account of non-payment of monthly salaries due to financial problems of their employer, M/s. Saad Contracting and Construction Company.

The Embassy has been in touch with Pakistanis, facing the issue, and also the company administration. On 18 May, the Embassy representative, who deals with legal matters, visited the company and met our expatriates, who were facing the issue of non-payment.

The representative also met the company officials who assured that they are trying to overcome their problems and intend to clear their employees’ dues as soon as possible. The Embassy also brought the matter to the attention of the Saudi Foreign Office. Our Mission is closely pursuing the matter with the view to alleviate the difficulties being faced by our expatriates at the earliest possible.

For more information, contact:
Mr. Aizaz Ahmad Ch
Spokesman
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Government of Pakistan
Tell: +92-51-9205494
Fax: +92-51-9204202
Cell: +92-336-5644459
Website: www.mofa.gov.pk

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