Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry said he hoped two million Pakistanis would go abroad for jobs in the next two years. He claimed that in spite of the Covid-19 pandemic, Pakistan sent over 1.1 workers abroad. During the past three years, 569,870 Pakistanis have gone to Saudi Arabia for work, according to the minister’s statistics.
This was followed by the UAE with 271,775 Pakistani expats living there. During the same time period, the UK received 1,943 Pakistani workers, Qatar 53,692, and Oman 61,423 workers. There were 1,026,640 Pakistani workers abroad in the last three years.
Source: The News