It is our objective to stick around for some time still. We will continue to play a role in integrating Pakistani youths and women, building bridges between nations and culture
Most Pakistanis arrived in Norway as guest workers during the 1970s, under Norway's then-liberal immigration scheme which allowed for unskilled "guest workers" to temporarily settle in Norway. Most of these immigrants were young men that came from areas surrounding the town of Kharian, from Pakistan's Punjab province.
The law was later amended to allow for already arrived guest workers to permanently settle in Norway. Following stricter immigration laws passed in 1976, Pakistan immigration to Norway shifted from the arrival of new immigrants, to family reunifications, in which Pakistani Norwegians could apply for their close relatives and/or spouses to immigrate to Norway.
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Kharian Workers Welfare Society Norway (KWWSN) came to life when Pakistanis, especially from Kharian need a platform to stand on and raise their issues with the local government. At that time it was very hard for people from Kharian to deal with the formal paper work, translating official documents and certifications. Those were the circumstances that led us to establish the welfare organization, Kharian Workers Welfare Society Norway and work for the people who came from Kharian Pakistan, living in Norway. It works for their rights and collaborate with local and foreigner organizations in Norway.
It is our objective to stick around for some time still. We will continue to play a role in integrating Pakistani youths and women, building bridges between nations and culture.
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