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 10 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, 496,286 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 Total
Saudi Arabia 358560 270502 312489 522750 462598 143363 2070262
UAE 182630 273234 350522 326986 295647 275436 1704455
Oman 69407 47794 39793 47788 45085 42362 292229
Qatar 7320 8119 10042 12741 9706 11592 59520
Bahrain 10530 9600 9226 9029 8226 7919 54530
Kuwait 5 229 132 164 770 773 2073
Other Countries 10135 13236 30262 27113 17321 14841 112908
Total: 638587 622714 752466 946571 839353 496286 4295977

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