Pakistan makes efforts to increase work force abroad: Report

Pakistan makes efforts to increase work force abroad: Report

ISLAMABAD - In a bid to attract maximum Pakistani manpower in the world, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis Syed Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari is making all out efforts as this segment of society play a key role in strengthening the national economy.

Due to his hard efforts, South Korea has increased 11 percent quota of Pakistani manpower but he is struggling to get it doubled.

According to Bureau of Emigration and Overseas Employment’s statistics, previously, Pakistan could only import 900 workforce to Korea which had now increased to over 1,000.

In a meeting with South Korean Ambassador to Pakistan Kwak Sung-Kyu, called on him here on Wednesday, the special assistant discussed the possibilities of increasing 100 percent quota for Pakistani workforce.

The ambassador apprised the special assistant regrading recent measures taken by his government to consume maximum Pakistani workers in the local industry.

He said keeping in view the need of Pakistan to export its maximum manpower to abroad and to strengthen bilateral cooperation between the two countries, his government had decided to increase Pakistani workers quota by 11 percent.

He said employment Permit System was another initiative which would help enlarge the size of Pakistani workforce in the Korean’s job market in the future.

He also admired the Pakistani workers employed in Korea for their language proficiency, integrity and diligence.

Terming the increase in quota a symbolic goodwill gesture, Kwak Sung-Kyu invited Zulfikar Bukhari to visit South Korea which would eventually lead to more prospects for Pakistani workers in terms of employment.

The special assistant thanked the ambassador for his persistent efforts in his three years tenure in office to strengthen ties between the two countries.

Moreover, they vowed to continue working together to create a special cordial relationship between the two countries and to further facilitate the Pakistani expatriates in Korea.