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 (May), 341,187 Pakistanis proceeded abroad for the purpose of employment.

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

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 203534 1535228
OEC 0 0 0 51 37 6 48 142
Total 462598 143363 100910 332764 136376 155777 203582 1535370
UAE BEOE 295647 275436 208635 211216 53676 27441 62615 1134666
OEC 0 0 0 54 0 0 0 54
Total 295647 275436 208635 211270 53676 27442 62615 1134721
Oman BEOE 45085 42362 27202 28391 10336 38349 35668 227393
OEC 0 0 0 13 12 1 0 26
Total 45085 42362 27202 28404 10348 38350 35668 227419
Qatar BEOE 9706 11592 20993 19327 7421 37985 23049 130073
OEC 0 0 0 44 1 2 9 56
Total 9706 11592 20993 19371 7422 37987 23058 130129
Bahrain BEOE 8226 7919 5745 8189 7843 12977 7527 58426
OEC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 8226 7919 5745 8189 7843 12977 7527 58426
Kuwait BEOE 770 773 493 126 15 54 266 2497
OEC 0 0 0 0 404 1553 145 2102
Total 770 773 493 126 419 1607 411 4599
Other Countries BEOE 17321 14841 18461 25241 9075 14070 7828 106837
OEC 0 0 0 511 54 70 498 1133
Total 17321 14841 18461 25752 9129 14140 8326 107970
Total 839353 496286 382439 625876 225213 288280 341187 3198634

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