PTI government sends record number of Pakistanis abroad for overseas employments

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PTI government sends record number of Pakistanis abroad for overseas employments

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Syed Zulfikar Abass Bukhari has said nine hundred and eighty thousand Pakistanis have been sent abroad for employment by the incumbent government in the last two years.

In a message on the occasion of World Migrants day being observed today, he said that Pakistan recorded 6.75 percent growth in economy contribution of Overseas Pakistanis in country's GDP.

He said Pakistan received a record 21.84 billion dollars as remittances over the previous financial year despite the outbreak of COVID-19.

He said bilateral Memorandums of Understanding in the field of labour and manpower have been signed with Saudi Arabia, Algeria, UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Malaysia, South Korea, Bahrain, Japan and others.

Moreover, MOUs with Spain, South Africa, Syria, Ecuador, Ukraine, Botswana and Azerbaijan are in the pipeline.