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 (August), 530,749 Pakistanis proceeded abroad for the purpose of employment.

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

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

Country / Year Org / Type 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Total
Saudi Arabia BEOE 462598 143363 100910 332713 136339 155771 320889 1652583
OEC 0 0 0 51 37 6 120 214
Total 462598 143363 100910 332764 136376 155777 321009 1652797
UAE BEOE 295647 275436 208635 211216 53676 27441 88368 1160419
OEC 0 0 0 54 0 0 0 54
Total 295647 275436 208635 211270 53676 27442 88368 1160474
Oman BEOE 45085 42362 27202 28391 10336 38349 56206 247931
OEC 0 0 0 13 12 1 0 26
Total 45085 42362 27202 28404 10348 38350 56206 247957
Qatar BEOE 9706 11592 20993 19327 7421 37985 36001 143027
OEC 0 0 0 44 1 2 14 61
Total 9706 11592 20993 19371 7422 37987 36017 143088
Bahrain BEOE 8226 7919 5745 8189 7843 12977 10226 61125
OEC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 8226 7919 5745 8189 7843 12977 10226 61125
Kuwait BEOE 770 773 493 126 15 54 819 3050
OEC 0 0 0 0 404 1553 504 2461
Total 770 773 493 126 419 1607 1323 5511
Other Countries BEOE 17321 14841 18461 25241 9075 14070 16699 115708
OEC 0 0 0 511 54 70 901 1536
Total 17321 14841 18461 25752 9129 14140 17600 117244
Total 839353 496286 382439 625876 225213 288280 530749 3388196

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