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 2024 (April), 215,079 Pakistanis proceeded abroad for the purpose of employment.

Graph showing the number of emigrants over the years 1971 to 2024 (April):

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

Country / Year Org / Type 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 Total
Saudi Arabia BEOE 100910 332713 136339 155771 514725 426636 123602 1790696
OEC 0 51 37 6 184 315 42 635
Total 100910 332764 136376 155777 514909 426951 123644 1791331
UAE BEOE 208635 211216 53676 27441 128477 229894 27597 886936
OEC 0 54 0 0 0 0 0 54
Total 208635 211270 53676 27442 128477 229894 27597 886991
Oman BEOE 27202 28391 10336 38349 82380 60046 18379 265083
OEC 0 13 12 1 0 0 0 26
Total 27202 28404 10348 38350 82380 60046 18379 265109
Qatar BEOE 20993 19327 7421 37985 57984 55108 12470 211288
OEC 0 44 1 2 15 4 0 66
Total 20993 19371 7422 37987 57999 55112 12470 211354
Bahrain BEOE 5745 8189 7843 12977 13652 13339 6956 68701
OEC 0 0 0 0 1 5 3 9
Total 5745 8189 7843 12977 13653 13345 6959 68711
Kuwait BEOE 493 126 15 54 1511 1456 822 4477
OEC 0 0 404 1553 578 872 481 3888
Total 493 126 419 1607 2089 2328 1303 8365
Other Countries BEOE 18461 25241 9075 14070 30820 73366 24328 195361
OEC 0 511 54 70 2012 1583 399 4629
Total 18461 25752 9129 14140 32832 74949 24727 199990
Total 382439 625876 225213 288280 832339 862625 215079 3431851

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