Over 2.3m workers proceed abroad for employment in 3 years
ISLAMABAD— Pakistan have exported over 2.3 million skilled and unskilled workers to abroad during the last three years ( 20132015) for employment through Bureau of Emigration and Overseas Employment ( BEOE).
According to a source, around 622,714 in 2013, 752,466 in year 2014 and 946,571 in the year 2015 workers were sent abroad for employment respectively through the Bureau.
He said since the year 1971 to 2016 ( Upto April), more than nine million Pakistani emigrants have proceeded abroad through BEOE.
During the year 2015, he said highest number of Pakistanis ( 946,571) have proceeded abroad for employment.
More than 96 percent Pakistanis have proceeded to Gulf Cooperation Council ( GCC) countries and about one percent to European Countries and other developed countries.
Whereas, three percent have proceeded to Malaysia, Libya, South Korea and other countries of the world, he said.
He said BEOE was established in 1971, functioning as an attached department of the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development and is responsible to control and regulate emigration process.
The bureau also facilitate, supervise and monitor the activities of Overseas Employment Promoters ( OEPs) and advise the federal government on emigration and procedures.
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