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At least 765,000 well educated people left Pakistan in 2022

Wed Dec 14 2022 Effa Iqbal


According to the recent documentation from Bureau of Emigration, more than 765,000 Pakistani people left Pakistan in 2022, this is alarming as well as highest number of people leaving Pakistan in a year.

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Employed People Left Pakistan In Majority

The data also shows that majority of the people leaving Pakistan are highly educated such as Doctor, Engineer, Information Technology Expert, Entrepreneurs, Accountants etc.

This number is triple as compared to the previous number in 2020 and 2021 which was approximately around 225,000 in 2021 and 288,000 in 2020.

Middle East Is the destination for Pakistani’s as reflected in the documents. The vast majority of emigrants moved to Middle Eastern countries, primarily Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). In case of Europe, Romania proved to be the most popular European destination among Pakistanis.

Over 730,000 emigrants travelled to the Gulf States alone, while nearly 40,000 went to Europe and other Asian countries, 470,000 Pakistanis went to Saudi Arabia for work, 119,000 to the UAE, 77,000 to Oman, 51,634 to Qatar, and 2,000 to Kuwait. according to the given data.

Why Majority of Educated Pakistani’s Are Leaving Their Country?

According to the experts, the rising inflation, political instability, absence of law and judiciary for average Pakistan, no opportunities and less pays are the primary reason for people to leave.

Majority of Pakistani are left with no choice but to leave their country for better future.

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Punjab accounted for more than half of those fleeing the country. Nearly 424,000 emigrants are from Punjab alone, 206,000 from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, plus 38,000 from newly-merged tribal districts, 54,000 from Sindh, 27,000 from Azad Kashmir, 7,000 from Baluchistan, and 6,000 from Islamabad.

The effects of Brain Drain

Pakistan has lost 7,000 engineers, 25,000 doctors, 1,600 nurses, 2,000 computer professionals, 6,500 accountants, 2,600 agricultural experts, and 9,00 teachers this year as a result of brain drain. The numbers are bone-chilling**.**

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