A top-ranking Emirati security official has accused the people of Pakistan of being a "serious threat to Gulf societies".
According to a report in The Dawn, Lt Gen Dhahi Khalfan, head of general security of Dubai, tweeted in Arabic that the Pakistanis posed a serious threat to the Gulf communities as they brought drugs with themselves.
"The Pakistanis pose a serious threat to the Gulf communities for the drugs they bring with them to our countries," Lt Gen Dhahi Khalfan was quoted as saying by The Dawn.
Lt Gen Dhahi Khalfan, head of Dubai Police Force until 2013, is known for making controversial remarks on a wide-range of issues. He was the head of Dubai Police Force until 2013.
The Dubai official's tweet came after a drug racket was recently busted in Dubai. The tweet also carried a photo apparently showing three Pakistani smugglers, along with the drugs allegedly recovered from them.
According to the report, Khalfan went on to tell his fellow citizens "not to employ Pakistanis" saying it was a "national duty to stop hiring Pakistanis”.
Interestingly, Lt Gen Dhahi Khalfan praised Indians as disciplined while accusing Pakistanis of being involved in disruption, crime, and smuggling.
“Why are the Indians disciplined while disruption, crime, and smuggling are prevalent in the Pakistani community?” The Dawn quoted Khalfan as writing in uaeviral.com.
يشكل الباكستانيون تهديدا خطيرا للمجتمعات الخليجية لما يجلبوه من مخدرات معهم إلى دولنا..يجب التشديد عليهم بإجراءات صارمة في المنافذ... pic.twitter.com/LTCj5OW98m— ضاحي خلفان تميم (@Dhahi_Khalfan) April 1, 2018