Millions of Pakistanis Are Working In Saudi Arabia, UK, UAE & USA

green passportPolitical turmoil, security situation and bad economic policies have forced many Pakistanis to find work in foreign countries.

According to Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis & Human Resource Development 9.08 million people from Pakistan are working in different countries of Middle East, Asia, Africa & Europe.

Saudi Arabia is the favorite destination for skilled labors where 2.6 million Pakistani are working. The list of countries with sizeable Pakistani workers is as follow:

  • Saudi Arabia: 2.6 Million
  • UK: 1.7 Million
  • UAE: 1.6 Million
  • USA: 900,350
  • Malaysia:  120,216
  • Italy: 119,762
  • France: 104,000
  • Germany: 90,556
  • Spain: 82,000
  • Afghanistan: 71,000
  • Greece: 70,002
  • Thailand: 65,000
  • Norway: 38,000
  • Netherlands:  35,000
  • China: 14,355
  • Libya: 12,008
  • India: 10,000
  • Iran: 7,065
  • Iraq: 4,709
  • Russia: 3,560
  • Yemen: 3,024
  • Chile: 760
  • Cuba: 600
  • Turkey: 557
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These workers helps in stabling the economy for Pakistan by sending foreign remittance, but many believe it to be a brain drain for Pakistan as the most skilled labors, professionals and intelligent students are leaving Pakistan and are providing their services to foreign countries.

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  1. Amir raza May 1, 2017
  2. Muhammad Shahbaz May 3, 2017
  3. Muhammad Shahbaz May 3, 2017

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