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Over 630,000 Pakistanis Have Left the Country for Employment

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In the first nine months of 2023, there has been a significant increase in the number of Pakistanis leaving the country to seek job opportunities abroad. 

A total of 633,108 Pakistanis registered for overseas employment during this period, up from 540,282 until July. 

This indicates a sudden surge of more than 92,000 Pakistanis leaving the country in just one month to pursue employment opportunities in other nations.

The departing group of Pakistanis includes a diverse range of professionals, with 275,433 laborers, 141,282 drivers, 6,351 engineers, 5,876 accountants, 2,580 doctors, and 1,194 teachers among them. 

This diversity highlights that individuals from various professions and skill levels are seeking job opportunities overseas.

The data from the Bureau of Emigration & Overseas Employment breaks down the departing workforce into different categories, including 17,058 highly qualified individuals, 35,414 highly skilled workers, 232,933 skilled laborers, 65,922 semi-skilled workers, and the majority, 281,781 individuals, classified as unskilled.

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