ISLAMABAD, Apr 17 (APP):The Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Wednesday agreed to send Pakistani workforce to Romania in different trades by 2020.

The initiative was taken after the offer of Romanian Ambassador to Pakistan, Niculaie Goia who was called on Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Sayed Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari.

In a view of recent development in Romania and migration of
Romanian human capital to European countries for prospective job
opportunities, Niculaie Goia said it would be seeking as many as
one million workforce from the various countries.

The Ambassador said the labour market of his country was ready
to offer a number of job opportunities for Pakistanis in various sectors including Information Technology, construction, doctors, engineers and others.

Zulfikar Bukhari said the Pakistan government was striving to train its human capital at par with global standards and the international donor agencies had been approached to set up vocational and technical training institutes on modern lines in the country.

“The demands of International labor market are being taken into
consideration to equip the workforce with modern technological
expertise,” he remarked.

Highlighting the current initiative, he said Pakistan was in contact with Germany to provide them highly skilled workforce under its 2020 Vision of enabling employability in Germany.

Earlier this year, Germany had indicated to hire experts in robotics and quantum mechanics and other skilled workers from Pakistan, he added.

He pointed out the previous governments had failed to send
Pakistani workforce to Romania.

They also held a thorough discussion to devise a mechanism for
safe and secure export of Pakistani skilled, semi and non-skilled
manpower to Romania.

Bukhari said despite huge opportunities available for Pakistan in
terms of foreign employment, there was still a need to formulate a
legal framework to ensure safe and legally protected migration of
Pakistani workers.

The Ambassador said as the country required some 40,000 drivers,
it would hire maximum number of drivers from Pakistan.

The Special Assistant called for accommodating maximum number of
repatriated emigrants for the purpose.

They also agreed to work out a plan by setting up a working group,
consisting of officials of the Romanian Mission and the Overseas Ministry to ensure a mechanism for the safety of workers in the host country.