Lahore, 3rd January: A Pakistani actress has been granted permanent residence in Saudi Arabia.
Baaghi TV: Pakistani actress Zara Albalushi, who was born and raised in Saudi Arabia, recently obtained permanent residency.
Zara said she can now finally call the Kingdom forever home for herself.
39-years-old Riyadh-born Albalushi, who attended Saudi schools and speaks fluent Arabic, posted a photo of her Premium Residency Card (PRC) on her social media accounts on Dec. 14.
According to reports, Albalushi received the residency permit through a program launched by the Kingdom in 2019 under which eligible ex-pats can now apply for residency without being sponsored by a Saudi national, as was the previous rule.
In a tweet, Albalushi, who has been acting in Saudi Arabia since 2010, said: “Thanks for the trust and for granting me a distinguished residence. My happiness is beyond description. Living and investment in Saudi Arabia; I want to live and die in it.”
On Wednesday, she told Arab News of her gratitude toward the Kingdom and said she hoped to be a “worthy addition” to the Saudi arts and cinema scene.
Pakistani actress Zara Albalushi, who recently obtained permanent residency in Saudi Arabia, says she can now finally call “forever home” the Kingdom where she was born and raised https://t.co/2Tp20yOakB pic.twitter.com/uosboQsyxO
— Arab News (@arabnews) January 1, 2021
Since 2019, Albalushi has starred in a number of Saudi and Gulf network television dramas including ‘Al-Mirath’ and ‘Hello, Hi’. She added that she was overjoyed at now being able to travel in and out of Saudi Arabia without restriction or the need for a visa.
“I have derived all my talent from the country and now today, and with the continuous developments in Saudi Arabia … under the leadership of the young prince, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman — may God protect him — I can say it is my home forever,” she said.
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