British-American broadcaster Mehdi Hasan bid farewell to his eponymous show, “The Mehdi Hasan Show,” and parted ways with the US news channel MSNBC, citing a desire to seek fresh challenges.
During his final broadcast, Hasan mentioned the upcoming election, ongoing conflicts, and numerous Trump-related trials as factors prompting his decision to explore new opportunities. While expressing gratitude to the show’s producers and audience for their support, Hasan acknowledged that it was time for a change, marking the end of his tenure with MSNBC.
Some media outlets speculated a connection between Hasan’s departure and the cancellation of his Sunday-night series, “The Mehdi Hasan Show,” back in November. Hasan shared his farewell clip on various platforms, including X (formerly known as Twitter), expressing appreciation for his team and viewers.
The MSNBC had previously announced a lineup change on November 30, 2023, with Ayman Mohyeldin slated to take over Hasan’s slot on Sunday nights. Despite initially being set to remain as a political analyst and occasional host, Hasan eventually made the decision to depart from MSNBC.
Step-By-Step: Applying For A Work Residence Visa In The UAE
Meanwhile, the United Arab Emirates has emerged as a prime destination for many Pakistanis seeking employment opportunities and the means to support their families back home. To legally work in the Gulf country, individuals must obtain a work residence visa, and the process involves several key steps.
There are two main types of visas available for skilled workers intending to work in the UAE: the standard work visa, valid for two years, and the green visa for work, which has a longer validity period of five years.
The standard work visa caters to employees in both government and private sectors, covering those working in mainland companies or free zone firms. Aspiring workers need to prepare a set of essential documents, including a colored photograph with a white background, a passport copy with a validity of at least six months, and an attested university degree if required.
Upon securing a job offer, applicants from outside the UAE must obtain an entry permit, allowing them to enter the country. This permit is valid for two months, during which the employer completes the necessary procedures for obtaining a work visa. The application process for entry permits can be done through various online channels, such as the eChannels portal, the GDRFA-Dubai website, the ICP App on Google Play and App Store, and Dubai Now on Google Play and App Store.