Pakistan becomes manpower export leader in region: ministry

Published in The Express Tribune on June 14, 2021

SAPM Sayed Zulfiqar Bukhari announced on Monday that Pakistan had become a regional ‘Manpower Export Leader’ despite the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to a tweet from the ministry, more than 224,705 Pakistanis went abroad for employment in 2020 as compared to 217,699 from Bangladesh and 94,145 from India.

In May, Kuwait revoked the ban on work visas for Pakistani workers which had been in place since 2011.

The decision was taken to immediately restore family and business visas for Pakistan. It was also decided that Kuwaiti visas will now be issued to Pakistani workers as per the agreement.

Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan praised overseas Pakistanis for sending a record $2.8 billion in remittances in April.

Read more: Pakistan can create 1m jobs through Amazon

“I have always believed Overseas Pakistanis to be our greatest asset,” the premier said in a Twitter post today.

“In April, your remittances rose to an all-time high of $2.8bn. Remitting $24.2bn in first 10 months of FY21, you have broken the record level achieved in the entire FY20,” he said and added, “Thank you for your faith in Naya Pakistan.”

Your Comment:

Related Posts

10

Aug
Print Media

Untapped promise of IT sector

By Usman Hanif Published in The Express Tribune on August 09, 2022 KARACHI: Despite garnering global recognition in the field of Information Technology (IT), Pakistani talent lacks efficient access to the international market as there are very few technological and professional organisations or platforms active locally to connect foreign companies with local resources. Most engineers and IT […]

10

Aug
Print Media

Unsustainable trajectory

By Umair Javed Published in DAWN on August 08, 2022 LAST week, the monthly inflation figure for July came in at over 20 per cent. This stat provides numerical proof of something that middle- and low-income households have experienced nearly non-stop for the last four years. Wage data through a more recent round of the Labour Force[…]