In a positive development, Pakistan seek big overseas employments abroad

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In a positive development, Pakistan seek big overseas employments abroad

ISLAMABAD - Japan will sign on Monday a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Pakistan for the import of skilled Pakistani manpower, during a meeting in Islamabad.

Special Assistant to the Prime Minster on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Sayed Zulfiqar Abbas Bukhari made the announcement during an online interactive session with the expatriates in Islamabad.

Back in October, both countries agreed to further negotiate on signing of MoU for export of thousands of skilled labor from Pakistan to Japan. Japan has decided to open the labor market in 14 different sectors, including construction, nursing care, agriculture, manufacturing and light engineering and other sectors.

Meanwhile, Japanese Ambassador Kuninori Matsuda said that three to six months Japanese language proficiency course would be arranged in far flung areas of Pakistan so as to accommodate maximum number of Pakistanis to work in Japan.

The ambassador has earlier said that Japan intended to attract up to 500,000 blue-collar workers from all over the world to Japan over five years by 2025 and further enhance this by 2030.

This law, which took effect in April of this year, creates two new categories of visas for blue-collar workers in 14 sectors as Japan was facing labor crunch. Yusuke Shindo said that new VISA policy for immigrant labor would come to an effect from April 1st of this year, creates two new categories of visas including visas for blue-collar workers and low tech labor workers in 14 sectors that face a labor crunch.