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

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ISLAMABAD, June 22 (APP): A section of media has been
running news regarding suffering of Pakistanis in Dammam on
account of nonpayment 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 press statement issued by the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs here on Wednesday said.

According to the statement, a couple of thousand people
of various nationalities, including Pakistanis, are facing
problems on account of nonpayment 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 May 18, the
Embassy representative, who deals with legal matters, visited
the company and met our expatriates, who were facing the issue
of nonpayment.

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,” the statement
added.