During the year 2015, he said the highest number of Pakistanis (946,571) have proceeded abroad for employment.
More than 96 per cent Pakistanis have proceeded to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and about one percent to European countries and other developed countries. Whereas three percent have proceeded to Malaysia, Libya, South Korea and other countries of the world, he said.
He said BEOE, established in 1971, is functioning as an attached department of the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development, and is responsible to control and regulate emigration process. The bureau also facilitate supervise and monitor the activities of Overseas Employment Promoters (OEPs) and advise the federal government on emigration and procedures.