Good News for Pakistanis seeking overseas employment in Saudi Arabia

Good News for Pakistanis seeking overseas employment in Saudi Arabia

Jawad Sohrab Malik, the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) for Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development (OP&HRD), met with His Excellency Nawaf bin Said Al-Malki, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), to discuss the increasing workforce opportunities related to the Saudi Vision 2030.

In this meeting, Malik requested the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to employ a substantial number of Pakistani workers to support the realization of the Saudi Vision 2030, as stated in a press release issued on Saturday. Currently, approximately 5 million Pakistanis travel to Saudi Arabia each year, and there is a strong possibility that this number could surpass 1 million. Malik emphasized that the diverse skills of Pakistani workers, spanning skilled, semi-skilled, and unskilled labor, have been instrumental in meeting Saudi Arabia's workforce requirements effectively.

The SAPM emphasized Pakistan's ability to offer more than 1 million skilled individuals for employment opportunities created by the Saudi Vision 2030, which involves diversification and expansion of the Saudi economy into various sectors.

He also informed the Saudi authorities about the government's efforts to develop a skilled labor force, particularly in areas such as digitization, services, and tourism, to tap into the potential of the country's young workforce.

The Saudi Ambassador expressed support for Malik's proposal to increase the participation of Pakistan's workforce in Saudi Arabia. Malik, in turn, expressed his gratitude to His Royal Highness, the Crown Prince, Muhammad Bin Salman, for consistent and resolute support on economic, strategic, and bilateral matters.

Both sides agreed to continue discussions on new employment opportunities for Pakistanis in Saudi Arabia through a forthcoming meeting to be hosted in Saudi Arabia, featuring SAPM on OP&HRD, Jawad Sohrab Malik, along with the Labor Minister and other high-ranking officials from the Kingdom.