Pakistan’s Manpower Export to Saudi Arabia Rises By 207% in The First 10 months of 2019

The manpower export to Oman also witnessed an increase of 5.8pc compared to last year.


Pakistan’s export of manpower to Saudi Arabia has increased by 207 percent in the first 10 months of the current year, as per the data compiled by the Bureau of Emigration and Overseas Employment.

The Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development sent as many as 258,215 Pakistanis to Saudi Arabia for various job assignments during the first 10 months of the year 2019. Last year, only 84,091 Pakistanis were able to go there.

Furthermore, the manpower export to Oman also witnessed an increase of 5.8pc compared to last year.

Talking to APP, an official of the ministry said that Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development, Sayed Zulfikar Bukhari, met with relevant authorities in multiple states to increase the number of job opportunities for Pakistani nationals.

“Zulfi Bukhari had formally requested Saudi authorities to enhance the Pakistani manpower in multi-billion dollars’ project of the New Taif City of the Kingdom,” the official said.

The Saudi authorities, in response, have offered to export Pakistani manpower through its digital platform, Musaned. The said digital platform was launched to better facilitate the labor recruitment process and ensure the protection of their rights.

“The process would take some months and after that, the Pakistani workforce would be sent to Saudi Arabia through that platform,” he added.

The official went on to add that the ministry is currently working on linking up its digital portal with the UAE. This will be helpful in setting up a direct link between its intending emigrants and foreign employers.


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