The first batch of 600 Pakistani professionals has embarked on international careers following landmark agreements between the Pakistani government and global partners. This significant milestone, led by the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development, underscores Pakistan’s commitment to enhancing global employment opportunities for its workforce.

Under the guidance of Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development, Jawad Sohrab Malik, this initiative has seen the fruition of agreements signed merely 90 days ago. Departing from major cities including Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, and Peshawar, these professionals expressed gratitude for the seamless process facilitated by the government. Their departure, witnessed by families and ministry officials, illustrates the government’s dedication to supporting its citizens’ aspirations.

This initial batch of 600 professionals is just the beginning. The figure is set to rise substantially as global employers continue to conduct interviews and select candidates on a daily basis. The success of this initiative reflects not only on the number of job placements but also on the swift timeline of execution: from signing agreements to deploying the workforce abroad, all processes were completed within a remarkable 90-day window. These candidates were selected through the Government’s Overseas Employment Corporation (OEC), and private Overseas Employment promoters have also made strides due to their agreements.

To date, with 50 international agreements yielding over 10,000 interviews, this initiative has culminated in the selection of 600 candidates ready to showcase Pakistan’s skilled workforce globally. The critical role of continuous engagement with nations like Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, and European countries, alongside participation in global expos and meetups, has been emphasized in securing these opportunities. The synergy between public and private sectors has been pivotal, with the government issuing licenses to private Overseas Employment Promoters, enhancing the scope for Pakistanis to access international job markets.

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