Since April 2022, more than 0.5 million Pakistani skilled and unskilled individuals have fled the nation in search of employment abroad. According to a senior official, 506,247 Pakistani residents have been registered by the Bureau of Emigration and Overseas Employment, a division of the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development, for employment abroad in the past eight months.
Foreign Employment Promoters (OEP) and Direct Employment Visas are the two forms of overseas employment that have been implemented.
During the previous almost eight months, he said, 341,786 workers were registered through OEP and 164,461 workers were enrolled through the Director Employment Visa.
To increase Pakistan’s exports of labor to other developing and industrialized countries, the government is implementing a variety of actions.
The official stated that the government is in the process of signing bilateral labor agreements with a number of nations, including Germany, Romania, Portugal, Denmark, Hungary, Italy, Belgium, Iran, Libya, and Lebanon, where the Pakistani labor force may be sent for employment through safe, orderly, and regular channels.
To enable the Pakistani workforce to work in Japan under two programs of the Japanese government, the Technical Intern Training Program (TITP) and the Specified Skilled Worker (SSW) program, the modalities for sending trainee workers and skilled workers have been finalized with the Government of Japan.
The person said that the administration is also in contact with Qatar’s leadership. More than 46,000 workers traveled to Qatar via the ministry during the current year.
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