South Korea committed to import more manpower from Pakistan: Ambassador

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The South Korean Ambassador to Pakistan Kwak Sung-Kyu has assured that his Country will increase the import of manpower from Pakistan starting this year.

During the meeting in Islamabad on Thursday at which they discussed the mechanism to increase the quota of Pakistani workers in South Korea, the ambassador apprised the Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Overseas Pakistanis & Human Resource Development Syed Zulfikar Bukhari of the efforts made by the South Korean authorities to increase workers quota for Pakistan in Korea.

Zulfikar Bukhari said that only 700 workers went to South Korea last year but the government is committed to increase the number this year. He said that no efforts were made by the previous governments to pursue South Korea to increase the workers quota for Pakistanis.

However, the current government is committed to make efforts aimed at opening of international markets for Pakistani manpower, he added.

The special assistant said that South Korea showed interest in investing in Pakistan Railways in order to enhance its capacity to serve better. He said that the team that visited Pakistan found potential in a number of sectors, Railways being one of them.

The South Korean ambassador showed confidence in the tourism industry by saying that the tourism industry in Pakistan has huge potential as there are many cultural heritage sites that are of interest to the South Korean tourists.

The ambassador said that the cultural heritage sites in Pakistan have religious attractions for South Korean tourists.

Zulfikar Bukhari assured the ambassador that the tourism taskforce made by Prime Minister Imran Khan is working to retain confidence of the tourists so that international tourism in Pakistan can increase.

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Zulfikar Bukhari also said that the law and order situation has improved in Pakistan and the road network is being improved to provide easy access to tourist attractions in northern areas of Pakistan.