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 2023 (October), 723,325 Pakistanis proceeded abroad for the purpose of employment.

Graph showing the number of emigrants over the years 1971 to 2023 (October):

Table showing the number of emigrants for the last 7 years across gulf countries:

Country / Year Org / Type 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 Total
Saudi Arabia BEOE 143363 100910 332713 136339 155771 514725 347588 1731409
OEC 0 0 51 37 6 184 175 453
Total 143363 100910 332764 136376 155777 514909 347763 1731862
UAE BEOE 275436 208635 211216 53676 27441 128477 200432 1105313
OEC 0 0 54 0 0 0 0 54
Total 275436 208635 211270 53676 27442 128477 200432 1105368
Oman BEOE 42362 27202 28391 10336 38349 82380 50116 279136
OEC 0 0 13 12 1 0 0 26
Total 42362 27202 28404 10348 38350 82380 50116 279162
Qatar BEOE 11592 20993 19327 7421 37985 57984 49180 204482
OEC 0 0 44 1 2 15 4 66
Total 11592 20993 19371 7422 37987 57999 49184 204548
Bahrain BEOE 7919 5745 8189 7843 12977 13652 10875 67200
OEC 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 6
Total 7919 5745 8189 7843 12977 13653 10880 67206
Kuwait BEOE 773 493 126 15 54 1511 1137 4109
OEC 0 0 0 404 1553 578 703 3238
Total 773 493 126 419 1607 2089 1840 7347
Other Countries BEOE 14841 18461 25241 9075 14070 30820 61731 174239
OEC 0 0 511 54 70 2012 1379 4026
Total 14841 18461 25752 9129 14140 32832 63110 178265
Total 496286 382439 625876 225213 288280 832339 723325 3573758

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