ISLAMABAD:- Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development has sent/registered 1.26 million Pakistanis for employment abroad during last 22 months.
Of the total 663,305 were sent abroad for employment during 2013 and up to October 2014 from Punjab province, 129,235 from Sindh, 292,168 from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), 15,503 from
Balochistan, 67,752 from Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) 2,961 from Gilgit Baltistan (GB) and 84,132 Pakistanis were sent from Azad Jammu Kashmir.
Sources at the Ministry said Pakistani emigrants proceed abroad through licensed Overseas Employment Promoters (OEPs), Overseas Employment Corporation (OEC) and direct employment visa on demand and criteria fixed by foreign employer.
They said the selection of workers for employment abroad is carried out by the foreign employers themselves or through their representatives in the country.