ISLAMABAD: Minister for Overseas Pakistanis Sajid Hussain Turi has said that the government would send one million Pakistanis abroad for employment opportunities this year.
Turi made this announcement in an exclusive interview with a private television channel on Sunday. “Saudi authorities will be visiting Pakistan soon to issue work permit visas and new agreements are being signed with 50 other countries, including Germany, Greece, and Romania,” he added. Minister Turi also said Pakistanis who pass the technical training test will be eligible to obtain Saudi visas.
According to the minister, Japan has recently started issuing visas for skilled Pakistani workers, while South Korea needs 10,000 Pakistani skilled workers and plans to recruit them soon.
In addition, Pakistanis are now able to obtain work visas for Germany and Romania, and agreements are in progress to provide professional and labor visas for Portugal and Greece.