Pakistan Insists On Workers' Rights Ahead Of 2022 FIFA World Cup

Pakistan Insists On Workers' Rights Ahead Of 2022 FIFA World Cup
Pakistan insists on workers' rights ahead of 2022 FIFA World Cup. Pakistan will insist on proper labour rights for an army of its citizens working on Qatar’s football World Cup infrastructure, the country’s foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said, after repeated reports of abuses.

Pakistani Foreign Minister plans to offer his countrymen up to 100,000 work permits but insisted World Cup workers’ rights must be respected as there have been reports of wages going unpaid, passports being held by unscrupulous bosses and some labourers working up to 148 days in a row.

Qatari Ambassador Saqr bin Mubarak Al-Mansour mentioned that Qatar has decided to raise the number of Pakistani workers in the Gulf country by hiring professional and semi-professional workers from Pakistan, who would help build the ongoing infrastructure projects. He pointed out that Qatar had decided to include Pakistan in the first eight countries where Qatar would have two visa centers.

The Qatari foreign minister said that his government wants to invest in Pakistan. The trade volume between the two countries has crossed the $250 billion mark.