As Pakistan battles record inflation, 69,231 citizens fled the nation in March in pursuit of better economic opportunities abroad.
In the first three months of the current calendar year, 196,631 Pakistanis registered for employment abroad, according to information acquired from the Bureau of Emigration & Overseas Employment.
According to the figures, 42,960 of the people who left the nation in the first three months were drivers, and 83,205 of them were labourers. Additionally, 2,140 engineers, 1,935 accountants, 790 doctors, and 330 teachers departed the nation.
In all, 92,190 persons left Pakistan for Saudi Arabia, 46,262 for the United Arab Emirates, 19,900 for Qatar, and 162,90 for Oman.
The data from the Bureau of Emigration & Overseas Employment only applies to those who have registered with the Bureau, it is important to note at this point. This list does not include those who relocate abroad for academic study or by other means, such as straight immigration.
More than 12 million emigrants who were properly registered with the Bureau of Emigration & foreign Employment have received foreign employment since the Bureau’s founding in the year 1971.