The coronavirus pandemic has affected the entire humanity and it has generated an equally compassionate response from the whole international community. There are, however, some ‘legally sane’ politicians who even now are blaming their adversaries for the pandemic on ‘flimsy’ grounds. They are being treated as ‘legally sane’, but they are not so considered by people, except for those who are benefiting from their toxic mentality. Politics is considered a noble profession practised in the service of humanity. The stray breed of politicians, however, is like the proverbial leopard that can never change its spots.
It is in keeping with the real spirit of the profession of politics that through the consistent efforts of the government of Pakistan and the cooperation of the UAE government that 1,200 Pakistani prisoners have been released from UAE prisons after the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. Now only 121 prisoners remain in Abu Dhabi jails, the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development, Zulfikar Bukhari, informed recently. He also said an Emirati Businessman, Suhail Galadri, has committed Rs10 million to help with the repatriation of Pakistanis stranded in the UAE. The businessman, the co-chairman of the Galadri Brothers, made the commitment at a meeting with Zulfi Bukhari in the UAE. Since the onset of the coronavirus, around 36,000 Pakistanis working in the UAE have been laid off and are returning home.
The SAPM also met the UAE Minister for Human Resource Development and Emiratisation, Naseer bin Thani, and they explored the possibilities of hiring Pakistanis after the end of the pandemic. He praised the Pakistani diplomatic staff posted to the UAE for their efforts in coronavirus relief operation. He also appreciated the Pakistani diaspora for their contribution to ration distribution, repatriation and funding during the pandemic. Galadri expressed interest in developing Pakistan’s tourist spots. This will create job opportunities for Pakistanis at home. This is how noble souls spread light.