Pakistan says it has been assured by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) that the abrupt visa ban imposed last month
is “temporary in nature” and were imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
A statement released on Sunday by the Pakistani foreign office said the Gulf state’s Foreign Minister
Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan “[reaffirmed] the UAE’s appreciation of the 1.5 million strong
Pakistani community and their active contribution to the growth and prosperity of the country