Pakistan consular services in RAK, UAQ and Fujairah

Pakistan Consulate General Dubai will start free consular services in the emirates of Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah and Umm Al Quwain over the weekend, i.e. from August 21.


Asma Ali Zain

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Published: Sun 17 Aug 2003, 12:01 PM

Last updated: Tue 15 Nov 2022, 10:29 AM

Speaking to Khaleej Times, Pakistani Consul-General Amanullah Larik, who had earlier announced the start of the services to the far-flung areas during his Independence Day speech, said: "One officer and two assistants from the consulate will travel to these emirates over the weekend and address any kind of problems Pakistanis are facing there."

According to the plan, the consulate staff, over the weekend, will collect passports for renewal, issuance of visas or any other consular service required by the Pakistani expatriates, and return them to the holders on its trip on the following weekend.

Mr Larik said that the services were being started on demand by the Pakistani community residing in these areas.

He said that earlier Pakistanis residing in these areas had to pay large sum to attain these services as they had to either bring their passports to the consulate in Dubai personally, courier them, or ask other people travelling to Dubai to help them out.

Mr Larik said that teams were being formed for the purpose. He said that if the services suceed, in a month or two, the consulate will further expand the services. "These door-to-door services will definitely prove to be immensely beneficial to the Pakistani community," he said.

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