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 2021 (August), 135,653 Pakistanis proceeded abroad for the purpose of employment.

Graph showing the number of emigrants over the years 1971 to 2021 (August):

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

Country / Year 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Total
Saudi Arabia 522750 462598 143363 100910 332713 136339 88625 1787298
UAE 326986 295647 275436 208635 211216 53676 1179 1372775
Oman 47788 45085 42362 27202 28391 10336 13103 214267
Qatar 12741 9706 11592 20993 19327 7421 17792 99572
Bahrain 9029 8226 7919 5745 8189 7843 7592 54543
Kuwait 164 770 773 493 126 15 6 2347
Other Countries 27113 17321 14841 18461 25241 9075 7356 119408
Total 946571 839353 496286 382439 625203 224705 135653 3650210

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