UK to offer new immigration system for Pak ‘brightest, best’


The United Kingdom is delivering a new immigration system that offers clear opportunities to the “brightest and best” in Pakistan to study, work and live in the UK, British Permanent Secretary Matthew Rycroft has stated.

Rycroft, the most senior official in the UK Home Office, is currently visiting Pakistan on a two-day tour to discuss shared priorities and future cooperation to affirm Pakistan-UK ties.

Pakistan and UK have a long and shared history that is bolstered by the 1.6 million Pakistani diaspora in the UK, which is at the heart of the relationship between the two countries.

It is these people-to-people ties that make Pakistan a particularly important partner for the UK, according to the UK Home Office.

“During his visit, he (Rycroft) talked about the UK Home Office’s new immigration system that will level the global playing field to those wishing to come to the UK,” it said in a statement.

“Pakistani students will benefit from new graduate routes, providing an excellent opportunity for Pakistani students to enter into skilled roles in the UK job market.”—TLTP

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