Pakistan Business Council head gets Gold Visa

DG Staff

Ahmed Shaikhani, President of Pakistan Business Council

DUBAI 9 July 2021: The UAE has awarded its 10-year residency dubbed as Golden Visa to Ahmed Shaikhani, President of Pakistan Business Council, along with several other members of Pakistan Business Council and their families.

Ahmed is the latest recipient, with more than 200 Golden Visa applications submitted by the members of Pakistan Business Council.

The Golden Visa drive for the council members was recommended and headed by Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Dubai Chamber), which is the licensing authority for all trade bodies operating in Dubai. The applicants’ list was vetted by the chamber.

“I feel privileged and am grateful to the UAE leadership and authorities who awarded Golden Visa, which has been much-awaited initiative for investor community. We can now focus on business instead spending time on visa applications every two years,” said Ahmed Shaikhani, President Pakistan Business Council.

Ahmed Shaikhani added, “Massive 1.5 million Pakistani diaspora in the UAE is playing a vital in the local economy. Pakistani investors are the third largest investors in the UAE, who are helping the economy back home. I urge more businessmen to come forward and avail the golden opportunity.”

Ahmed Shaikhani is also chairman of Dubai-based Shaikhani Group, which has investment in real estate, construction and manufacturing. He has an eventful history of leading the business council and its activities and making the council as one of the most active, productive and the most successful business councils in Dubai. He played instrumental role in organising high profile business events connecting high dignitaries from the Pakistan government with the Pakistani diaspora and with the UAE authorities.

Established in 2004, Pakistan Business Council was set up and mandated under the auspices of Dubai Chamber with the objectives of trade promotion, commerce and two-way investment between the UAE and Pakistan. It consists of a large group of Pakistani businessmen, businesswomen, investors and professionals based in the UAE. The council members represent companies from various and diverse sectors.