Japan to import Workforce from Pakistan in 14 different sectors

the ministry had already begun dispatching skilled workforce to a few countries, including Romania and the United Kingdom.

In an attempt to import Pakistani manpower in 14 different sectors, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) will be signed by Japan at a ceremony on December 23rd (Monday).

On Friday Sayed Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development stated, “The MoU will enable Pakistanis to work in 14 sectors of Japan, including construction, information technology, nursing, manufacturing, engineering, and others.”

According to him, the ministry had already begun dispatching skilled workforce to a few countries, including Romania and the United Kingdom.

While answering a Pakistani emigrant he said, “We are exploring new markets for export of manpower other than the Middle East.” He further stated that the ministry and Germany were in talks for the export of Pakistani manpower.

He had been convinced by the German ambassador about the initiation of a technical training center in Islamabad for imparting training to the youth at par with global standards.

According to Bukhari, the ministry was exercising a digital mechanism to guarantee a hassle-free process for intending emigrants in the protectorate offices.

He stated that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government had increased the pension of Employees Old-age Benefit Institution (EOBI) from Rs6,500 to Rs8,500.

Bukhari said, “We are intending to raise this amount up to Rs15,000 by the end of our tenure (2023).” He further said that four EOBI mega projects had been refreshed within the first year of PTI government and construction work had been launched on two of them.

He added, “Two projects, including Overseas Employment Corporation (OEC) Tower, Ciniplex and Commercial Complex, will be leased out by February 2020 to generate additional revenues for EOBI pensioners”

According to him, projects worth 18 billion rupees were under legal proceedings, adding these legal issues would be resolved soon.

Japanese Ambassador Kuninori Matsuda and Sayed Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari also met for a pre-discussion on the MoU to be signed on Monday. Both dignitaries conversed about issues related to manpower, trade, and tourism.

While talking about the MoU, the ambassador stated that a network would be built, in collaboration with language universities in Pakistan. Three to six months’ language proficiency courses will be carried out. For distant areas, e-learning facilities will be provided so that the maximum number of Pakistanis can be accommodated to work in Japan.

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