Pakistan: Over 8 lakh jobseekers left the country in 2022

Over 800,000 Pakistani nationals left the country in 2022 for job opportunities abroad, with 17,976 being highly qualified. The number of highly qualified individuals leaving was lowest in 2020 due to travel restrictions.

Staff Writer
First Published23 Jul 2023
Pakistan: Around 150,059 highly qualified Pakistanis nationals left the country for jobs abroad in the past 10 years
Pakistan: Around 150,059 highly qualified Pakistanis nationals left the country for jobs abroad in the past 10 years

More than eight lakh Pakistani nationals left the country in 2022 in search of jobs. According to the data from the Bureau of Emigration and Overseas Employment, 832,339 left the country for work last year. Out of these, 17,976 were highly qualified.

The data also mentioned that approximately Pakista.

The lowest number of highly qualified nationals left Pakistan in 2020. They were 5121.

According to experts, during 2020-21, the number of outgoing Pakistanis for jobs was the lowest due to global restrictions on travelling.

A total of 12,057 highly qualified people left Pakistan for jobs in 2013. In 2014, 14,647 highly qualified nationals left Pakistan for work. The total number of nationals who left in the same year was 752,466. The data shows that in 2015, over 9.4 million people left Pakistan in search of jobs out of whom 17,484 were highly qualified. In 2016; 839,353 people left the country for job opportunities abroad. Out of these, the highly qualified were 16,510, according to Dawn.

In 2017; 16,029 highly qualified nationals left Pakistan out of a total of 496,286. In 2018; 16,105 highly skilled nationals of Pakistan went abroad for job opportunities out of a total of 382,439. In 2019; 625,876 Pakistanis left the country out of whom 15,525 were highly qualified. In 2020, a total of 5121 highly qualified nationals left the country out of a total of 225,213.

In 2021; 288,280 Pakistanis went abroad in search of jobs out of whom 7,396 were highly qualified. Till June 2023, around 10,845 highly qualified nationals of Pakistan left the country for jobs abroad out of a total of 395166.

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