Saudi Arabia, Oman and the UAE have increased their quote for employment of labor from Pakistan.
Over 200,00 workers have gone to Saudi Arabia for employment so far this year.
According to Zulfi Bukhari, special assistant to the prime minister for the Ministry pf Oversees Pakistani and Human Resource Development, the total Pakistani workforce in the gulf countries have increased 207 percent.
“Thanks to the goodwill of PM @ImranKhanPTI, my ministry @mophrd was able to achieve 207% increase in manpower export to Saudi Arabia. Thank you Saudi Arabia for being the second home to millions of Pakistanis, largest country to home Overseas Pakistanis,” he tweeted.
More than 176,947 people went to the United Arab Emirates for jobs.
An average of 200,000 Pakistanis found jobs in the UAE but this year the number is set to increase in the last few years, according to the ministry.
The number of Pakistani emigrants to Oman increased 5.8 percent as more than 24,000 people went there.
In November, Bukhari had requested the Saudi authorities increase Pakistani labour in the kingdom’s multibillion dollar project, New Taif City.
Riyadh agreed and has launched a new digital platform, ‘Musaned’ for the recruitment and to protect their rights.
Bukhari added that MoUs have been signed between the UAE and Pakistan to help Pakistanis find jobs there.