In a significant stride for Pakistan’s employment landscape, the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development has successfully secured overseas employment for 600 Pakistani professionals. This milestone achievement, resulting from strategic agreements with global partners, marks the beginning of a larger endeavor to create thousands of international job opportunities.
A Triumph of Diplomacy and Determination
The journey to this landmark accomplishment began 90 days ago when officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs embarked on successful visits to Qatar, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and several European countries. These diplomatic efforts culminated in the signing of 50 international agreements, leading to over 10,000 interviews and, ultimately, the selection of 600 candidates for various job roles across the globe.
These young professionals, hailing from diverse regions of Pakistan, represent a beacon of hope and ambition. They are set to embark on their international careers in sectors such as construction, health, engineering, IT, hospitality, and finance – fields that have a high demand for skilled labor.
Departure with High Hopes
The first cohort of these 600 individuals departed from major airports in Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, and Peshawar, marking a momentous occasion for their families and communities. As they begin their new lives in Qatar, Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia, they carry with them the aspirations of countless others who dream of following in their footsteps.
Jawad Sohrab Malik, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development, personally oversaw the departure of the first batch. He emphasized the importance of continuous engagement with countries like Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, and European nations, as well as participation in global expos and meetups, in securing these opportunities.
A Promising Future Ahead
This successful initiative involved collaboration with private Overseas Employment Promoters, resulting in 50 international agreements and over 10,000 interviews. The ministry now aims to double the current number of agreements to 100 within weeks, further expanding job opportunities for the Pakistani workforce.
The high demand for skilled labor in various sectors presents an exciting opportunity for Pakistan’s young professionals. As Malik stated, “We are committed to supporting our citizens’ aspirations and creating opportunities that enable them to contribute positively to the global economy.”
As these 600 individuals embark on their new journeys, they not only represent the fruits of diplomatic labor but also embody the hopes and dreams of a nation that continues to strive for progress and prosperity.
This significant development underscores Pakistan’s commitment to enhancing international job opportunities for its workforce. With thousands of additional positions expected in the near future, the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development is paving the way for a brighter, more inclusive employment landscape.