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Korea asked to increase quota for Pakistanis under Employment Permit System

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Ambassador of Korea to Pakistan H.E. Suh Sangpyo met the Prime Minister’s Advisor on Overseas Pakistanis & Human Resource Development (OP & HRD) Muhammad Ayub Afridi at his Office in Islamabad on Thursday, and congratulated him on his appointment as the advisor.

Besides, bilateral relations of mutual interests, the matters relating to the Employment Permit System (EPS) were discussed.

While appreciating the Korean government for the hiring of Pakistani workers regularly, the advisor asked him to increase the quota for Pakistanis under EPS.

Besides the manufacturing area in which presently Pakistani workers are hired, other sectors like construction, agriculture, and fisheries may also be opened under EPS since Pakistan has trained manpower for these sectors.

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The advisor requested the ambassador to include Pakistani workers EPS returnee workers in Korean EPS in agriculture, construction & fisheries sectors.

The ambassador of Korea assured that he will take up these proposals with his government.

Ayub Afridi thanked the Korean ambassador for his gesture and assured him of continued coordination and enhanced cooperation for the export of Pakistani workers to Korea.

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