As of September, 630,000 Pakistanis had registered for overseas employment in the current calendar year, the Department of Employment reported.
By the end of July, the count of Pakistanis who had already departed the country for employment had reached 540,282. This suggests that over 92,000 individuals left Pakistan in September alone in pursuit of job opportunities.
A closer examination of the statistics reveals that, during this period, 275,433 of these individuals were classified as laborers, while 141,282 were identified as drivers. The group of departing Pakistanis also included 6,351 engineers, 5,876 accountants, 2,580 doctors, and 1,194 teachers.
The data, categorized according to occupational groups, discloses that 17,058 were highly qualified, 35,414 were highly skilled, 232,933 were skilled, 65,922 were semi-skilled, and the majority, 281,781, were considered unskilled.