ISLAMABAD: Pakistan prime minister’s aide on overseas Pakistanis, Jawad Sohrab Malik, on Sunday met with Saudi employers and human resource executives in Jeddah and discussed with them opportunities for Pakistani workforce in the Kingdom, the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis said.
Malik last week arrived in Saudi Arabia on his first official visit to the Kingdom, aiming to foster collaboration and exploring employment opportunities for the Pakistani workforce in the Kingdom, according to the ministry.
The visit is focused on major mega development projects that are set to open vast employment avenues for unskilled professionals in general and for skilled professionals in particular from Pakistan.
On Sunday, the PM’s aide held a detail exchange of views with Saudi employers and highlighted the importance of human resource development as per requirements of the Saudi market and economy.
“He emphasized that the close coordination and robust exchange of ideas among stake holders of overseas employment is of critical value to ensure capitalization of the opportunities for Pakistani manpower in the market of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,” the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis said in a statement.
In his interaction with the Pakistani community at the Consulate General of Pakistan in Jeddah, community notables and businessmen discussed a wide range of issues, including problems faced by Pakistani expatriates.
The PM’s aide assured the community that the government of Pakistan was fully committed to support them. He shared ongoing efforts being made by the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis to look after the interests of overseas Pakistanis, particularly those living in the Kingdom, and ensure their welfare.
The event was attended by a cross-section of the Pakistani diaspora in Jeddah, including businessmen, professionals, and entrepreneurs.