Bureau of Emigration & Overseas Employment - Government of Pakistan

Bureau of Emigration & Overseas Employment

Government of Pakistan

Achievements

Export of manpower

Since inception of the Bureau in the year 1971, more than 9.61 million emigrants have been provided overseas employment duly registered with the Bureau of Emigration & Overseas Employment.

During the year 2015, highest number of Pakistanis(946,571) proceeded abroad for the purpose of employment.
During the year 2016 (January – December), 839,353 Pakistanis proceeded abroad for the purpose of employment.

Graph showing the number of emigrants over the years 1971 to 2016:

Table showing the number of emigrants for the last 5 years across gulf countries:

Country / Year 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 (December)
Saudi Arabia 222247 358560 270502 312489 522750 462598
UAE 156353 182630 273234 350522 326986 295647
Oman 53525 69407 47794 39793 47788 45085
Qatar 5121 7320 8119 10042 12741 9706
Bahrain 10641 10530 9600 9226 9029 8226
Libya 490 1872 4543 2121 8 0
Kuwait 173 5 229 132 164 770
Other Countries 8343 8263 8693 28141 27105 17321
Total: 456893 638587 622714 752466 946571 839353

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