Two more Pakistani cities have been included on the UAE’s “blacklist,” meaning that residents of those cities will no longer be eligible to apply for visit visas to the UAE. This puts the total number of Pakistani cities on the blacklist to 24, according to 24News. The fundamental cause of the issue is apparently the travel agent mafia.. The UAE’s immigration authorities initially added 12 Pakistani cities to the list of places where visitors need a visa before expanding it to 22 and now adding two more.
The following reasons are behind the restriction:
The specifics claim that UAE restricted the citizens of these locations because the agents misled clients into believing they were being sent on a visit visa while, in fact, they were being sent on a work visa.
The UAE immigration authorities have increased their restrictions on Pakistani nationals applying for visit visas, according to Adnan Paracha, a specialist with Pakistan Employees Promoters. The UAE government already forbade providing visit visas to Pakistani citizens residing in 22 cities; however, it has added two additional cities to its list of prohibited towns.
UAE has banned the following 24 cities:
According to Paracha, the agent mafia was the primary cause of this issue. First, 12 Pakistani cities were listed where visitors were not allowed by the UAE’s immigration authorities. The number was then raised to 22, and now that there are two more cities, the UAE’s immigration authorities will no longer provide Pakistanis from these 24 cities visitor visas. He lamented that not even the businesspeople from these 24 cities could get visit visas.
The 24 cities that have been prohibited from entry into the UAE by the immigration authorities include Abbottabad, Dera Ghazi Khan, Quetta, Khoshab, Muzaffargarh, Sargodha, Attock, Dera Ismail Khan, Kasur, Kurram Agency, Nawabshah, Sheikhupura, Bajaur Agency, Hangu, Kohat, Larkana, Para Chinar, Skardu, Chakwal, Hunza, Kotli,
How to solve this problem:
Paracha stated that when these people are unable to find employment, they begin to beg in the UAE and are expelled by the government of the Emirates.
Paracha proposed that Pakistan’s foreign ministry bring up this matter with the UAE government in order to address the issue and that the relevant authorities initiate a crackdown against these agents in the nation.
Eighty Pakistanis were deported from the UAE in August for having fake return tickets and other issues.
The Pakistani mission in Dubai advised the FO that these travellers were expelled for a number of reasons and urged the ministry to advise Pakistani travellers who wish to work in the UAE to obtain a suitable work visa.
When travelling to the UAE, it was said that the travellers needed to have valid return tickets, a visa, and 5,000 dirhams with them.