During first ten months of the year 2019, Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development has assisted over 258,215 Pakistanis to avail job opportunities in various sectors of Saudi Arabia.

Bureau of Immigration and Overseas Employment shows that the manpower export to Saudi Arabia registered a remarkable increase of over 207 per cent this year as compared to corresponding year of the last year.

About 176,947 Pakistanis went to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for different jobs, exhibiting a nominal growth of 1.7 percent. The number of Pakistani immigrants to Oman also increased by 5.8 per cent as 23,998 Pakistanis proceeded to the country during the 10-month period as compared to 22,668 in the corresponding period of 2018.

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Zulfiqar Bukhari had held consultations with relevant authorities in multiple states to augment the number of Pakistani workforce abroad. Zulfi Bukhari had formally requested Saudi authorities to enhance the Pakistani manpower in multi-billion dollars’ project of New Taif City of the Kingdom.

Saudi Arabia also extended an offer for Pakistani manpower’s export through ‘Musaned’ – a digital platform launched by the Kingdom to facilitate labour recruitment process and ensure their rights protection. The process would take some months and after that the Pakistani workforce would be sent to Saudi Arabia through that platform.