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 2022 (December), 832,339 Pakistanis proceeded abroad for the purpose of employment.

Graph showing the number of emigrants over the years 1971 to 2022 (December):

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 0 1383821
OEC 0 0 51 37 6 184 0 278
Total 143363 100910 332764 136376 155777 514909 0 1384099
UAE BEOE 275436 208635 211216 53676 27441 128477 0 904881
OEC 0 0 54 0 0 0 0 54
Total 275436 208635 211270 53676 27442 128477 0 904936
Oman BEOE 42362 27202 28391 10336 38349 82380 0 229020
OEC 0 0 13 12 1 0 0 26
Total 42362 27202 28404 10348 38350 82380 0 229046
Qatar BEOE 11592 20993 19327 7421 37985 57984 0 155302
OEC 0 0 44 1 2 15 0 62
Total 11592 20993 19371 7422 37987 57999 0 155364
Bahrain BEOE 7919 5745 8189 7843 12977 13652 0 56325
OEC 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Total 7919 5745 8189 7843 12977 13653 0 56326
Kuwait BEOE 773 493 126 15 54 1511 0 2972
OEC 0 0 0 404 1553 578 0 2535
Total 773 493 126 419 1607 2089 0 5507
Other Countries BEOE 14841 18461 25241 9075 14070 30820 0 112508
OEC 0 0 511 54 70 2012 0 2647
Total 14841 18461 25752 9129 14140 32832 0 115155
Total 496286 382439 625876 225213 288280 832339 0 2850433

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