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 2020 (January), 71,215 Pakistanis proceeded abroad for the purpose of employment.

Graph showing the number of emigrants over the years 1971 to 2020 (January):

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

Country / Year 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Total
Saudi Arabia 312489 522750 462598 143363 100910 332713 42205 1917028
UAE 350522 326986 295647 275436 208635 211216 19852 1688294
Oman 39793 47788 45085 42362 27202 28391 2282 232903
Qatar 10042 12741 9706 11592 20993 19327 2914 87315
Bahrain 9226 9029 8226 7919 5745 8189 1605 49939
Kuwait 132 164 770 773 493 126 10 2468
Other Countries 30262 27113 17321 14841 18461 25241 2346 135585
Total 752466 946571 839353 496286 382439 625203 71214 4113532

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