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 (December), 288,280 Pakistanis proceeded abroad for the purpose of employment.

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

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 0 1331694
OEC 0 0 0 51 37 6 0 94
Total 462598 143363 100910 332764 136376 155777 0 1331788
UAE BEOE 295647 275436 208635 211216 53676 27441 0 1072052
OEC 0 0 0 54 0 0 0 54
Total 295647 275436 208635 211270 53676 27442 0 1072106
Oman BEOE 45085 42362 27202 28391 10336 38349 0 191725
OEC 0 0 0 13 12 1 0 26
Total 45085 42362 27202 28404 10348 38350 0 191751
Qatar BEOE 9706 11592 20993 19327 7421 37985 0 107024
OEC 0 0 0 44 1 2 0 47
Total 9706 11592 20993 19371 7422 37987 0 107071
Bahrain BEOE 8226 7919 5745 8189 7843 12977 0 50899
OEC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 8226 7919 5745 8189 7843 12977 0 50899
Kuwait BEOE 770 773 493 126 15 54 0 2231
OEC 0 0 0 0 404 1553 0 1957
Total 770 773 493 126 419 1607 0 4188
Other Countries BEOE 17321 14841 18461 25241 9075 14070 0 99009
OEC 0 0 0 511 54 70 0 635
Total 17321 14841 18461 25752 9129 14140 0 99644
Total 839353 496286 382439 625876 225213 288280 0 2857447

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