SAPM Jawad urges the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the intake of over 1 million Pakistanis annually for Saudi Vision 2030

The Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development (SAPM on OP&HRD), Jawad Sohrab Malik held a meeting with His Excellency, Nawaf bin Said Al-Malki, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) here in Islamabad to partake in the emerging manpower opportunities for the Saudi Vision 2030.  

Malik requested the KSA to employ a significant number of workforce from Pakistan for the completion of the Saudi Vision 2030. "Currently, about 5 million Pakistanis proceed to Saudi Arabia annually. There is a real prospect of this figure rising to over 1 million," he continued. According to him, this mix of skilled , semi skilled, and unskilled manpower from Pakistan has enabled Saudi Arabia to meet its diverse workforce needs effectively.
SAPM specially underlined Pakistan’s capacity to provide over 1 million persons having varied skills to be employed under the job opportunities created by Saudi Vision 2030, according to which the Saudi economy is diversifying and is embracing further areas. He apprised the Saudis of how our government is building a skilled Labour Force Pool in order to tap the huge potential of our bulging youth in areas of digitization, services, and tourism.
The Saudi Ambassador expressed support for the proposal forwarded by Jawad Sohrab Malik on enhancing the share of Pakistan’s manpower resource.
Appreciating the dynamic and visionary leadership of the Kingdom, Jawad Sohrab Malik expressed his gratitude to His Royal Highness, the Crown Prince, Muhammad Bin Salman for extending his consistent and resolute support for Pakistan on various economic, strategic and bilateral issues.
Both sides agreed to launch further deliberations on the prospects of new employment opportunities for Pakistanis in KSA through a forthcoming meeting of SAPM on OP&HRD, Jawad Sohrab Malik, scheduled to be held in Saudi Arabia with the Labour Minister and other high-ranking officials of the Kingdom.