Earlier this month, a Pakistan International Airways flight carried 227 passengers from Dubai back to Pakistan. They were the first of 40,000 Pakistan immigrant workers requesting assisted repatriation from UAE, because of the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Millions of immigrant workers across the Gulf have been left jobless, without income, and under severe lockdown restriction because of the virus.
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