ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has signed a memorandum of understanding with South Korea, seeking to promote the employment of its citizens in the East Asian country.
Pir Syed Sadruddin Shah Rashidi, the minister for Overseas Pakistanis & Human Resource Development, signed the MoU in a ceremony held at the ministry on Wednesday.
Through the initiative, Islamabad is seeking to employ Pakistani workers in Korea through the Overseas Employment Corporation (OEC) for two years (2018-19).
While Pakistan has experienced its highest economic growth in over a decade, experts believe the rate is not high enough to absorb the population that enters the workforce each year.
The minister appreciated the Korean delegation for giving Pakistan an opportunity to send its workers through a transparent and efficient mechanism.
Secretary Dr Muhammad Hashim Popalzai, Ambassador of Korea in Pakistan Kwak Seong Kyu, OEC Managing Director Dr Amer Sheikh, and other senior officers were also present on the occasion.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 8th, 2018.