PESHAWAR, 26 October: Saudi Arabia has decided to limit the duration of work visa for foreign workers to one year.

The Saudi minister for labour and social welfare said the duration of work visa was two years, but now under the new rules the foreign workers will require renewal of the visa every year. He said the decision has been taken to improve performance of the workforce and ensure availability of skilled workers.

The minister said domestic and government employees will be exempted from this restriction.