Thursday, August 4, 2016

Top Indian official arrived in Saudi Arabia to meet with labor minister said kingdom will provide airfares for thousands of Indian laborers who say they have not been paid their salaries in

Saudi Arabia Agrees to Help Stranded Workers, India Says

New York Times - ‎8 hours ago‎
More than 6,200 of the stranded Indian workers were employed by the construction company SaudiOger, a conglomerate owned by the family of a former Lebanese prime minister, Saad al-Hariri, which has been unable to pay workers' salaries for months, ...

Top Indian Official: Saudi Arabia to Help Stranded Workers

New York Times - ‎14 hours ago‎
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A top Indian official who arrived in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday to meet with the labor minister said the kingdom will provide airfares for thousands of Indian laborers who say they have not been paid their salaries in ...

Thousands of foreign workers stranded in Saudi Arabia without food or water

RT - ‎19 hours ago‎
There are 7,700 Indians and 8,000 Pakistanis stranded, according to Bloomberg citing the foreign ministries in New Delhi and Islamabad. More than 4,000 former workers for Riyadh-based construction and management company Saudi Oger have been ...

Saudi Economic Woes Leave Indian, Pakistani Workers Stranded

Bloomberg - ‎20 hours ago‎
Nearly 16,000 Indian and Pakistani workers have been abandoned in camps in Saudi Arabia without food and water or visas to exit the kingdom after a slowing economy forced companies to cut jobs. A total of 7,700 Indians and 8,000 Pakistanis have been ...

Saudi King assisting stranded Indian workers: Sushma Swaraj

Times of India - ‎2 hours ago‎
"The Saudi King has instructed his officials to solve the problem in two days. General V.K. Singh is there. He met the Labour Minister there yesterday (Wednesday), he said instructions have been given to give the Indian workers exit visa; they will ...

Saudi vows 'urgent' action for stranded Indian workers

Al-Arabiya - ‎2 hours ago‎
Saudi Arabia has promised “urgent” action to resolve the plight of some 2,500 Indian workers stranded in the kingdom after construction layoffs. Labor Minister Mufarrej al-Haqbani issued orders to allow the Indian workers “to immediately transfer their ...

Indian Workers Describe Hardship as Thousands Are Stranded in Saudi Arabia

Wall Street Journal (blog) - ‎3 hours ago‎
For seven months up until July, Indian migrant worker Ikbal Khan says he went to work in Saudi Arabia's port city of Jeddah without being paid. Each month, Mr. Khan said, his employer, the construction company Saudi Oger Ltd. told him and his fellow ...

Saudi to send stranded Indian workers back at its own expense

Economic Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
Making a suo motu statement in Rajya Sabha, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said Saudi Arabia has also agreed to provide free medical facility and food to the Indian workers stranded in camps and also allow those eligible to seek re-employment ...

PM takes notice of Pakistani workers stranded in Saudi Arabia

Samaa Tv (registration) (blog) - ‎3 hours ago‎
ISLAMABAD/RIYADH: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has directed the ministry of Overseas Pakistanis to take every possible measure to help Pakistani citizens stranded in Saudi Arabia. There are reports that nearly 16,000 Indian and Pakistani workers have ...

Saudi Arabia assures help to stranded Indians

Business Standard - ‎2 hours ago‎
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday said King of Saudi Arabia Salman has directed his officers to resolve the issue of stranded Indians within two days. "Saudi Arabia has said that exit visas will be given as asked by India for Indian ...

Saudi moves to help stranded Indian workers

Channel NewsAsia - ‎17 hours ago‎
JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia took steps on Wednesday (Aug 3) to help around 2,500 Indian workers strandedwithout money in the kingdom after a plunge in oil prices sparked construction layoffs. India's minister of state for external affairs, V.K. Singh, said ...

Saudi Arabia agrees to help thousands of stranded Indians

Economic Times - ‎18 hours ago‎
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia today agreed to swiftly resolve plight of thousands of laid-off Indian workers including providing them free passage to return to India and clearing their unpaid dues after Union Minister VK Singh apprised the Saudi government ...

Scores of Asian migrants left stranded and penniless in Saudi Arabia

Deutsche Welle - ‎20 hours ago‎
However, after the issue of stranded laborers garnered widespread attention, Saudi Arabia has promised "urgent" action to resolve the workers' plight. Labour Minister Mufarrej al-Haqbani issued orders to allow the Indian workers "to immediately ...

Indian consul strikes deal with Saudi Arabia on "stranded" workers - ‎8 hours ago‎
A picture shows the Indian embassy in the Saudi capital Riyadh on August 2, 2016. New Delhi was working to feed more than 10,000 Indian labourers stranded in the Gulf with no wages after losing their jobs, in what Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj called ...

Thousands of jobless Asians stranded in Saudi Arabia

Your Middle East - ‎19 hours ago‎
India said Monday it was negotiating with Saudi authorities to repatriate thousands of its own nationals after they lost their jobs, leaving them with no money to return home. Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj told parliament in New Delhi she was ...

Saudi Arabia vows 'urgent' action for stranded Indian workers

Economic Times - ‎Aug 3, 2016‎
Alyan's announcement comes as India's minister of state for external affairs V.K. Singh arrived in theSaudi city of Jeddah Wednesday, after New Delhi said it was negotiating to repatriate thousands of migrant workers who have lost their jobs and were ...

Ambassador meets stranded Pakistanis in Saudi Arabia

Geo News, Pakistan - ‎4 hours ago‎
DAMMAM: The Pakistan ambassador to Saudi Arabia visited a camp in Dammam where over 800stranded Pakistanis are struggling to survive. Over 8000 Pakistani labourers are stranded in various cities of Saudi Arabia after their employers failed to pay ...

Indian minister visits Saudi to repatriate stranded workers

Ahram Online - ‎18 hours ago‎
Indian officials said more than 6,200 of the stranded workers had been employed by troubled construction firmSaudi Oger, a conglomerate owned by the family of former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, which had for months been unable to pay ...

Stranded Indian workers in Saudi Arabia recount ordeal

Livemint - ‎13 hours ago‎
Bengaluru/New Delhi: “I just want to go home,” Rajeshwar Kumar, 30, said over phone from a labour camp in Saudi Arabia's Jeddah city. Kumar is among the thousands of workers living in dire straits inside a labour camp in Jeddah, looking upon minister ...

King of Saudi Arabia has directed officers to help stranded workers return to India: Sushma Swaraj

International Business Times, India Edition - ‎2 hours ago‎
General Vijay Kumar Singh met with Saudi Labour Minister Mufrej Al Haqbani in Riyadh who promised swift action to resolve the issues of all workers who lost their jobs due to the economic slowdown in the country.Gen. VK Singh's Official Twitter Handle.

Indian minister visits Saudi to repatriate 10000 stranded workers

Business Insider - ‎Aug 3, 2016‎
JEDDAH (Reuters) - A junior Indian foreign minister arrived in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday on a mission to bring home 10,000 laid off Indian workers stranded in the kingdom without enough money for food or plane tickets. Vijay Kumar Singh tweeted that he ...

Pakistani workers stranded in Saudi Arabia

Daily Times - ‎13 hours ago‎
Thousands of out-of-job Pakistanis are stranded destitute in Saudi Arabia after the plunge in oil prices sparked construction layoffs. Thousands of workers have been laid off, mainly by construction companies, over the past year or so following the dip ...

30% Telanganite stranded in Saudi, Mahmood Ali seeks Govt's help

The Siasat Daily - ‎2 hours ago‎
Hyderabad: Citing hardships faced by Indians in Saudi Arabia, deputy chief minister Mahmood Ali, shot off a letter to Union Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj, requesting her immediate intervention, on Wednesday. In the letter the deputy chief ...

PM Nawaz orders minister to facilitate stranded Pakistanis in Saudi Arabia

Pakistan Today - ‎2 hours ago‎
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif directed the Minister for Overseas Pakistanis to immediately proceed to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) as more than 8000 Pakistani workers remain stranded there facing a shortage of food after not being paid by their ...

Stranded Pakistani workers in Saudi Arabia refuse to accept govt aid

DunyaNews Pakistan - ‎Aug 2, 2016‎
DAMMAM (Web Desk) – Stranded Pakistani workers in Saudi Arabia have refused to accept aid sent by the Pakistani Embassy in Riyadh, terming it a 'big joke'. Reportedly, the government has sent a packet of onion, two packets of tomatoes, three packets of ...

Relief for stranded Indian workers as Saudi Arabia vows action: VK Singh

India Today - ‎15 hours ago‎
The Saudi Arabian government has "taken serious note" of violation of labour laws by a construction company resulting in financial crisis for thousands of Indian workers, Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh said on Wednesday. Singh, who ...

Facilitation centre set up for jobless Pakistanis stranded in Saudi Arabia

Geo News, Pakistan - ‎Aug 2, 2016‎
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's embassy in Riyadh has set up a special facilitation centre and fund for jobless Pakistani labourers stranded without wages in Saudi Arabia, the prime minister's office said on Tuesday. Thousands of jobless Pakistanis, Indians, and ...

Kerala Minister to fly to Saudi Arabia to help stranded Indian workers

The News Minute - ‎20 hours ago‎
Kerala Minister for Local Self Government K.T. Jaleel is flying to Saudi Arabia to coordinate efforts with Kerala cultural groups amid reports of hundreds of Keralites in the Gulf kingdom having been rendered jobless and facing a food crisis. Speaking ...

VK Singh leaves for Saudi Arabia to assess situation of stranded Indians

The Indian Express - ‎Aug 2, 2016‎
Currently, a total of 7,700 affected Indian workers are living in 20 camps and the embassy is in the process of collecting information about others residing in different parts of Saudi Arabia. Singh left for Jeddah on Tuesday night and MEA Spokesperson ...

All workers stranded in Saudi Arabia to be brought back

Chandigarh Tribune - ‎Aug 1, 2016‎
Responding to queries from members in both the Houses, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj assured that all Indian workers stranded in Saudi Arabia would be brought back safely. Her deputy in the Ministry Gen VK Singh would leave for that country ...

How many Pakistanis are stranded in Saudi Arabia without pay? The answer will shock you

Daily Pakistan - ‎1 hour ago‎
RIYADH – Pakistani Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Manzoorul Haq has confirmed that around 8,000 Pakistani workers are currently stranded in Saudi Arabia without being paid their salaries. In a statement issued to media, the Ambassador said that Pakistani ...

Dubai billionaire to recruit 3000 stranded workers in Saudi

Emirates 24|7 - ‎Aug 2, 2016‎
Following India's Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj's appeal to its three million citizens residing in Saudi Arabia to step up and assist unemployed compatriots with food supplies, a Dubai-based billionaire has said his company will recruit 3 ...

Workers stranded in Saudi: The Indian government could learn a thing or two from the Philippines - ‎21 hours ago‎
Several thousand Indian and Filipino workers have been stranded in Saudi Arabia since at least November, after several companies, including construction firms Saudi Oger and Saudi Bin Ladin Group, laid them off without paying wages for months. Even as ...

Indians stranded in Saudi: V K Singh reaching Jeddah today to finalise modalities

The New Indian Express - ‎Aug 2, 2016‎
NEW DELHI: Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh will reach Jeddah today to assess the situation and finalise modalities to bring back Indians who want to return to home from Saudi Arabia. Ahead of General (Retd.) Singh's visit, the Indian ...

Indian Minister Heads to Saudi Arabia to Help Stranded, Starving Workers

Sputnik International - ‎Aug 3, 2016‎
According to the Ministry of External Affairs, "As far as the number of affected workers are concerned — 4,072 workers belonging to M/s Saudi Oger in Riyadh in ten camps — nine in Riyadh and one in Damman, 1,457 workers belonging to M/s SAAD Group, ...

Pakistan Helps Thousands of Citizens Stranded in Saudi Arabia

Prensa Latina - ‎18 hours ago‎
... Saudi Arabia help for the thousand of national citizens who are facing today a serious problems due to no,payment of their salaries for months. A statement from the local foreign ministry stressed that Sharif ordered to succor those people left ...

Govt assures all-out efforts to help stranded Pakistanis in Saudi Arabia

The News International - ‎10 hours ago‎
ISLAMABAD: Minister for States and Frontiers Regions (SAFRON) Abdul Qadir Baloch on Wednesday assured the National Assembly that the government was utilising all resources to help over 8,000 Pakistani workers stranded inSaudi Arabia. He was ...

Indian minister visits Saudi Arabia to repatriate 10000 stranded workers

The Daily Star - ‎Aug 3, 2016‎
Riyadh vows 'urgent' action for stranded Indian workers · Thousands of jobless Asians stranded in Saudi Arabia · India in talks to bring home workers stranded in Saudi Arabia ... Entities. Countries. Saudi Arabia. People. Vijay Kumar Singh · Sushma Swaraj.

700 Keralites stranded in Saudi camps

Times of India - ‎Aug 1, 2016‎
Thiruvananthapuram: Over 700 Keralites are among an estimated 10,000 Indians who lost their jobs and are in dire straits in Saudi Arabia, after the Saudi-Lebanese construction firm that employed at least half of these Indians shut down. The figure is ...

Thousands of destitute Pakistani workers stranded in Saudi Arabia

Daily Times - ‎Aug 2, 2016‎
ISLAMABAD: Thousands of jobless Pakistanis are stranded and destitute in Saudi Arabia after the plunge in oil prices sparked construction layoffs. The Foreign Office on Tuesday said that government was making all efforts to help laid-off Pakistani ...

PM directs authorities to aid stranded Pakistani workers in Saudi Arabia

The Express Tribune - ‎Aug 2, 2016‎
ISLAMABAD: Taking notice of the plight of Pakistanis workers stranded in the Saudi city of Dammam, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif directed on Tuesday the country's embassy in Riyadh to have the issue resolved on priority basis. “Pakistani workers from two ...

Kerala government bodies initiate steps repatriate stranded Keralites in SaudiArabia

The Indian Express - ‎Aug 1, 2016‎
Kerala government bodies initiate steps repatriate stranded Keralites in Saudi Arabia. Vijayan, in an official release, asked the Secretary to take urgent steps to initiate works in co-ordination with the Indian embassy and Malayali organisations in ...

Indian Community Helps Nearly 10000 Stranded Workers In Saudi Arabia With Free Food! - ‎Aug 2, 2016‎
The Indian government has sent emergency aid to nearly 10,000 workers in Saudi Arabia who have beenstranded without any money or food. Thousands of Indian workers, who work as construction labourers, haven't received their salary in seven months.

No Word on Pakistanis Stranded in Saudi Arabia

Newsweek Pakistan - ‎2 hours ago‎
Saudi Arabia on Wednesday announced it would help around 2,500 Indian workers stranded without money in the kingdom, but did not mention thousands of Filipino and Pakistani workers in the same dire situation. India's minister of state for external ...

UP govt starts helpline for family of Indian workers stranded in Saudi Arabia

Firstpost - ‎Aug 2, 2016‎
"In compliance with the directions of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, Uttar Pradesh Non-Resident Indian department issued a helpline number for Indian workers of Uttar Pradesh origin stuck in Saudi Arabia and their families based in the state", an ...

PM orders for providing help to Pakistani citizens stranded in Saudi Arabia

Radio Pakistan (press release) - ‎16 hours ago‎
The Prime Minister also instructed the Pakistan Bait-ul-Maal to provide maximum facilities to thestranded Pakistanis in Saudi Arabia. Nawaz Sharif asked the foreign ministry to submit report on daily basis regarding plight of the stranded Pakistanis ...

State rushing help to Keralites stranded in Saudi to bring them home: CM

onmanorama - ‎Aug 1, 2016‎
Thiruvananthapuram: With a large number of Keralites stranded in Saudi Arabia after they lost their jobs, the Non Resident KeralaAffairs (NORKA) department has taken preliminary, steps to enable the trapped Keralites to return home, the state ...

Ray of hope for stranded Indian workers

Saudi Gazette - ‎Aug 1, 2016‎
Saudi company, after learning of their plight, has come forward to accept 1,000 workers on transfer, announced Indian Consul General Mohammed Noor Rahman Sheikh here on Monday. Two other Saudiemployers have expressed interest in employing ...

Stranded Pakistanis in Saudi Arabia reject govt's aid

Pakistan Today - ‎Aug 2, 2016‎
Several Pakistani workers in Saudi Arabia have refused to accept the aid sent by the Pakistani Embassy in Riyadh, deeming it as a joke. The government has sent a packet of onion, two packets of tomatoes, three packets of tea and a can of oil for 204 ...

Lagging Saudi Arabia Economy Strands 10000 Indian Workers Who Haven't Been Paid In Months

The Inquisitr - ‎Aug 2, 2016‎
The lagging economy in Saudi Arabia, combined with the drop in global oil prices, have resulted in approximately 10,000 Indian workers being stranded with no money and no food according to the New York Times. The Indian government is struggling to help ...

Centre to bring back stranded Indians in Saudi Arabia

Sakshi Post - ‎Aug 2, 2016‎
New Delhi: Union Minster of State for External Affairs VK Singh will visit Riyadh to bring back thousands of stranded Indians. As part of the tour, Singh will make an on-the-spot assessment of the ground situation for a possible evacuation of thousands.

VK Singh to leave for Saudi Arabia to take stock of situation of stranded Indians

Daily News & Analysis - ‎Aug 1, 2016‎
Minister of State for External Affairs General (Retd.) VK Singh will travel to Saudi Arabia today to assess the severity of the food crisis faced by nearly 10,000 Indians stranded in Saudi after being rendered jobless. External Affairs Minister Sushma ...

PM vows to take every possible step to facilitate stranded Pakistani workers in SaudiArabia

DunyaNews Pakistan - ‎4 hours ago‎
ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has ordered Pir Syed Sadaruddin Shah Rashidi, federal minister for Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development to fly down to Saudi Arabia's Riyadh and monitor relief activities for the ...

Govt under fire in NA 'for not helping' stranded Pakistanis

Daily Times - ‎9 hours ago‎
ISLAMABAD: Opposition lawmakers in the National Assembly on Wednesday said the government as well as Pakistan Embassy in Riyadh could not take up seriously the issue of stranded Pakistanis in the kingdom with the Saudi Arabian authorities.

Saudi 'free passage' for Indians keen to return

Chandigarh Tribune - ‎14 hours ago‎
... back in Delhi on Friday. The matter was also raised in both House of the Parliament earlier this week with external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj assuring the members that the government is making all efforts to help the Indians stranded in Saudi ...

PM directs federal minister to immediately proceed to Saudi Arabia to helpstranded Pakistanis

Business Recorder (press release) (registration) (blog) - ‎14 hours ago‎
image ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Wednesday directed the Minister for Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development to immediately proceed to Saudi Arabia to coordinate all the relief measures for stranded Pakistanis.

Saudi Arabia Offers Help to Indian Workers

Wall Street Journal - ‎15 hours ago‎
The Saudi government on Wednesday pledged to assist the thousands of Indian workers who arestranded without food or pay in the kingdom, stepping in to help resolve a crisis that has prompted the direct intervention of the Indian government. Around 3 ...

Govt wakes up to plight of Pakistanis in Saudi Arabia

The Express Tribune - ‎Aug 2, 2016‎
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday directed officials in Islamabad and Riyadh to help over 8,000 Pakistani workers who have been stranded in Saudi Arabia after the plunge in oil prices triggered massive construction layoffs. “We stand by ...

PM directs minister to proceed to KSA to help stranded Pakistanis

Geo News, Pakistan - ‎10 hours ago‎
ISLAMABAD/RIYADH: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday directed the Minister for Overseas Pakistanis to immediately proceed to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) as more than 8000 Pakistani workers remain stranded there facing shortage of ...

PM Nawaz asks Saudi govt to ensure salary dues paid to 700 stranded Pakistani workers

Daily Pakistan - ‎Aug 2, 2016‎
ISLAMABAD (Staff report) – Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday took notice of Pakistanis suffering in Saudi Arabia and ordered Pakistan Embassy in Riyadh to resolve their issues as soon as possible. The prime minister further directed ...

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