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 2019 (October), 501,683 Pakistanis proceeded abroad for the purpose of employment.

Graph showing the number of emigrants over the years 1971 to 2019 (October):

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

Country / Year 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Total
Saudi Arabia 270502 312489 522750 462598 143363 100910 258215 2070827
UAE 273234 350522 326986 295647 275436 208635 176947 1907407
Oman 47794 39793 47788 45085 42362 27202 23998 274022
Qatar 8119 10042 12741 9706 11592 20993 15828 89021
Bahrain 9600 9226 9029 8226 7919 5745 5913 55658
Kuwait 229 132 164 770 773 493 107 2668
Other Countries 13236 30262 27113 17321 14841 18461 20675 141909
Total: 622714 752466 946571 839353 496286 382439 501683 4541512

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