Govt compensates 5,688 families of stranded workers in Saudi Arabia

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ISLAMABAD, Nov 5 (APP): Around 5,688 families of Pakistani
workers stranded in Saudi Arabia had been paid Rs 50,000 per family
as compensation, as per data available in the Pakistani embassy.
According to an official of Overseas Pakistanis Foundation
(OPF), the compensation amount was being paid to the families of
stranded workers on the directives of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz
Sharif.
The official said the rest of the families would be given the
cheque of compensation as soon as their data would be available to
the OPF through the embassy.
The compensation amount was being paid to the affected
families with the efforts of OPF and Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal (PBM), the
official added.
It is pertinent to mention here that around 8,500 workers had
been facing problems regarding non-payment of their salaries,
renewal of residency permits, transfer of work permits and jobs etc
due to two defaulted companies.