Minister Praises OPF Education Institution
Islamabad, April 23, 2002
Overseas Employment Corporation is being strengthened through introduction
of culture of transparency and effective Accountability process to cope with
increased demand of Pakistani Labour abroad, particularly in the Gulf
States, on the specific directives of the Federal Minister for Labour,
Manpower and Overseas Pakistanis Mr. Owais Ahmed Ghani. The demand of
Pakistani Labour, abroad, which earlier decreased following September 11,
incident, is again picking up with strategic shift in demand from unskilled
to semi skilled and skilled labour.
During the later half of last month, the overseas employment
Corporation processed more than a thousand cases of the recruitment of
Medical staff as well as paramedics for Saudi Arabia. In order to provide
information at the Micro level about the jobs in Overseas Labour market
particularly in the Gulf States, the Federal Minister for Labour, Manpower &
Overseas Pakistanis Mr. Owais Ahmed Ghani has instructed the Overseas
Employment Corporation to place advertisements, concerning jobs in overseas
Labour market, in the print media of all the four provinces, specifically
focusing on the mass circulation Newspapers of the provinces.
Keeping in view the changed character of labour demand with strategic shift
to skilled Labour, the Government is planning to upgrade the existing
Technical and vocational training Institutes of the country, by introducing
video instructions in curricula alongside improving the teaching skills
through teachers training. Government is also actively considering to
involve private sector through joint ventures in imparting skill to manpower
to meet Labour demand in Overseas markets.
By improving the Technical facilities for employment promotion in overseas
Labour market, the country, would effectively tape the existing raw talent.
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