Abu Dhabi, 26 November 2022 (TDI): A public event was organized by the Pakistan Embassy in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), on Friday. The theme of the event was “Istehkaam-e-Pakistan.”

It was the first event conducted after COVID restrictions to provide an opportunity for the Pakistani community in UAE to interact with each other.

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The Ambassador of Pakistan in Abu Dhabi, Faisal Tirmizi patronized the event. Among the attendees were the Pakistani expatriates including doctors, ex-servicemen, engineers, educationists, and businessmen.

Prominent community members addressed the event. They talked about the need for the economic stability of Pakistan along with social cohesion.

Speaking at the event, Faisal Tirmizi thanked the community leaders to gather in such huge numbers to attend the ceremony and interact with him. He emphasized the importance of bilateral relations between Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The cooperation between the two countries in the field of economics, commercials, and education is commendable. There is a need to enhance the brotherly ties further, Tirmizi added.

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The Ambassador concluded his address by congratulating the Government and people of UAE on behalf of Pakistan on the occasion of the 51st National Day.

Pakistani Diaspora in UAE

Pakistanis made the second-largest overseas community in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) after India, with a population of 1.5 million.

This makes them the third largest overseas Pakistani community, behind the Pakistani diaspora in Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom.

The population is diverse and consists of people from all over Pakistan. The majority of the Community is based in Dubai and Abu Dhabi respectively.

A significant population is residing in Sharjah and the remaining Northern Emirates. Dubai alone accounts for a Pakistani population of 400,000.

Pakistanis rank among the top five sources of migrant professionals in the UAE property market, ranking as the second largest nationality that bought the most property in Dubai.

Most Pakistanis are working in the transport sector including crane operators, and taxi drivers. There are many Pakistani bankers working in various local and multinational banks.

It is quite normal to find Pakistani Professionals working in various Multinationals in UAE. There are many Pakistani restaurants in UAE owned and run by these expatriate Pakistanis.