Pakistan’s manpower export to the Gulf countries has witnessed a monumental increase during the first 10 months of 2019.
Information broadcasted by the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development reveals that over 258,200 Pakistanis departed for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, seeking employment opportunities in various fields and sectors.
Reports reveal that Pakistan’s labor exports to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have increased by more than 207% in 2019, as compared to the statistics last year
Pakistan’s Manpower to the Gulf
The Bureau of Emigration and Overseas Employment reveals that during the first 10 months of 2018, only 84,091 Pakistan laborers and professionals departed for Saudi Arabia in search of employment opportunities.
Data reveals that from January to October 2019, over 17,940 Pakistanis travelled to the UAE seeking employment opportunities, witnessing a 1.7% rise as compared to 2018. The number of Pakistani manpower departing to Oman has increased by 5.8%, while the recorded number of workers who went to the Gulf state amounts to 23,998. Last year, the number amounted to 22,668.
It will allow Pakistanis seeking employment opportunities in the UAE to examine and avail all the latest job openings and opportunities
Sayed Zulfi Bukhari, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development, has played a significant part in increasing the country’s manpower exports to the Gulf nations, particularly the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Reports reveal that Zulfi Bukhari had lodged a formal request with the Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz to increase the quota of Pakistani laborers and professionals in the billion dollar real estate venture of New Taif City.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia responded by aiding the recruitment of Pakistani manpower through its digital portal, Musaned. Musaned was launched by the Kingdom in a bid to streamline and facilitate the process of recruiting manpower for its developmental projects.
Read more: Zulfi Bukhari Approached Saudi Authorities to Increase Quota for Pakistani Workers
Reports reveal that the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development will be connecting its digital portal with the UAE Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation to facilitate the export of Pakistani manpower to the UAE. This will aid in eliminating the role of the middle-man in the recruitment process.
UAE’s Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation will also facilitate Pakistan’s increased access to the labor market database of the UAE. It will allow Pakistanis seeking employment opportunities in the UAE to examine and avail all the latest job openings and opportunities.
Over 258,000 workers from #Pakistan went to #SaudiArabia for prospective job opportunities in various sectors during the first 10 months of the year || @mophrd https://t.co/dzh8dJuW5C
— Arab News Pakistan (@arabnewspk) December 6, 2019
Recently, Zulfi Bukhari returned to the country after a successful visit to Qatar. He met with Yousaf Mohammad Al-Othman Fakhroo, the Qatari Minister for Labor and Social Affairs.
The two dignitaries held wide-ranging discussions over the potential of increasing employment opportunities for Pakistani laborers and professionals in Qatar’s energy and health sectors. Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis urged the Qatari Minister to aid in increasing digital connectivity between the two countries to streamline the hiring process.