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 2017 (March), 93,537 Pakistanis proceeded abroad for the purpose of employment.

Graph showing the number of emigrants over the years 1971 to 2017:

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

Country / Year 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 (March) Total
Saudi Arabia 358560 270502 312489 522750 462598 43765 1970664
UAE 182630 273234 350522 326986 295647 77362 1506381
Oman 69407 47794 39793 47788 45085 13310 263177
Qatar 7320 8119 10042 12741 9706 2898 50826
Bahrain 10530 9600 9226 9029 8226 2163 48774
Kuwait 5 229 132 164 770 303 1603
Other Countries 10135 13236 30262 27113 17321 3235 101302
Total: 280027 352212 439977 423821 376755 143036 3942727

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