Pakistani workers proceeding abroad for employment in large number

Engineering Post Report

Pakistani  workers were proceeding abroad for employment and exploring better chances for living and  as many as more than 12.4  million Pakistanis  had proceeded  abroad  seeking jobs  in more than 50 countries around the globe  through official procedure as of December 2022.

More than 96 per cent of Pakistani registered workers  for overseas employment have gone  to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries   especially in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

According to the  information available  from the Bureau of Emigration and Overseas Employment, in 2022 more than 62 percent ( 514725) of Pakistani workers moved to Saudi Arabia followed by UAE (15.5 percent) for earning their livelihood. Oman provided jobs to 82380 (9.9 per cent) and Qatar accommodated 57984 (7 per cent)  Pakistani workers in different occupations while Bahrain and Malaysia welcomed 13652 (1.6 per cent) and 6175 (0.7 per cent) workers from Pakistan respectively.