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Over 765,000 Youth Moved Abroad for Jobs in 2022

In 2022, Over 765,000 educated youth left Pakistan in search of employment due to rising inflation and unemployment.

Millions of young Pakistanis have been concerned about the country’s uncertain political and economic situation in recent years. Because they were concerned about inflation and unemployment, they went abroad to look for work.

This year, the number of Pakistanis moving abroad to find work has nearly tripled compared to last year. Due to rising inflation and a variety of other factors, 765,000 Pakistanis left the country in search of work in 2022.

Additionally, more than 92,000 people with advanced degrees have moved abroad to take a job as associate engineers, IT specialists, accountants, and doctors.

There are 5,534 engineers, 18,000 electrical associate engineers, 2,500 doctors, and over 2,000 computer specialists among them. And due to the current situation in Pakistan, we have lost such Talented Youth in Pakistan. There are also 2,13,000 drivers, 3,28,000 workers, and 2,13,000 drivers who have moved abroad.

According to statistics, 736,000 young Pakistanis went to visit Gulf countries this year. Meanwhile, 40,000 Pakistanis visited European and Asian countries.

Nearly 470,000 Pakistani youth visited Saudi Arabia, 119,000 visited Oman, 77,000 visited Oman, 51.634 visited Qatar, and 2,000 Pakistanis visited Kuwait.

760,000 young people travelled abroad in 2018, 625,000 migrated in 2019, 225,000 left the country in 2020, and 288,000 moved to different countries in 2021, according to reports.

In 2015, over 92,000 graduates travelled abroad, with 350,000 of them receiving training and over 300,000 youth who were not yet qualified.

Written By

Pavan Manzoor is an experienced content writer , editor and social media handler along with a track record of youth-oriented activities in Pakistan and abroad. She was selected as a fully-funded delegate as a leadership fellow in Turkey. She also led a team of 5 volunteers at the week-long Young Professionals Fellowship in Maldives. She is also a member of the Youth Standing Committee on Higher Education.


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