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Pakistan’s strategic employment agreements propel 600 professionals overseas

The synergy between public and private sectors has been pivotal in enhancing the scope for Pakistanis to access international job markets.

Pakistan has achieved a significant milestone in enhancing employment mobility for its workforce. Spearheaded by the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development, the initiative has led to the departure of 600 Pakistani professionals to embark on international careers.

Strategic Agreements and Government Initiative

Under the guidance of Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development, Jawad Sohrab Malik, strategic employment agreements were negotiated with global partners. These agreements have opened thousands of job avenues across diverse sectors, reflecting Pakistan’s proactive engagement on the international stage. The success of this initiative is highlighted by the swift execution of agreements, with processes completed within a remarkable 90-day window.

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Departure and Gratitude

Professionals from major cities including Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, and Peshawar expressed gratitude for the seamless process facilitated by the government. Their departure, witnessed by families and ministry officials, exemplifies the government’s dedication to supporting its citizens’ aspirations. The departure ceremony, personally overseen by Malik in Islamabad, highlights the government’s commitment to the initiative.

Expansion of Opportunities

The initial batch of 600 professionals marks just the beginning, with the figure set to rise substantially as global employers continue to conduct interviews and select candidates. With 50 international agreements yielding over 10,000 interviews, the initiative has culminated in the selection of candidates ready to showcase Pakistan’s skilled workforce globally. Fields such as healthcare, engineering, ICT, hospitality, finance, and construction are witnessing daily interviews, indicating a broad spectrum of opportunities.

Public-Private Partnership and Global Engagement

The synergy between public and private sectors has been pivotal in enhancing the scope for Pakistanis to access international job markets. Pakistan’s participation in international expos and meetups, alongside continuous engagement with nations like Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, and European countries, has been instrumental in securing these opportunities. The government’s issuance of licenses to private Overseas Employment Promoters further strengthens the collaboration.

Promising Outlook and Future Endeavors

Looking ahead, Malik shared a promising outlook, with 46 additional employers indicating thousands of forthcoming job opportunities. The ministry is on the cusp of finalizing further agreements, aiming to double the current number to 100 within weeks. This expansion aims to broaden the spectrum of opportunities for the Pakistani workforce across all skill levels, contributing to national economic stability through remittances.

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The efforts led by the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister and the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development have set a new benchmark for rapid and successful implementation of international employment initiatives. This milestone heralds a promising future for Pakistani professionals seeking opportunities abroad, reinforcing the nation’s position on the global employment stage. Pakistan’s proactive approach in enhancing employment mobility highlights its commitment to supporting its workforce and boosting economic growth.