South Korea to increase job quota for Pakistani workforce: envoy

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South Korean ambassador to Pakistan Kwak Sung-Kyu called on Zulfikar Bukhari, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis & HR Development with a view to discuss issues of bilateral interests.

During the meeting, both discussed the issue related to employment in the light of increasing the quota of jobs for Pakistani workforce in South Korea.

Ambassador further assured Bukhari that South Korea in near future will bring a considerable increase in the level of import of manpower from Pakistan in 2019.

Moreover, Zulfikar Bukhari said that during 2018 only 700 workers managed to reach South Korea but now the government wants to accelerate this percentage in this year.

Previously, zero efforts were made by the last governments to discuss with South Korea with regard to increasing workers quota, he added.

The Ambassador also expressed his interest in the tourism industry as well and added that the cultural heritage sites in Pakistan have religious attractions for South Korean tourists.

Bukhari reiterated that country’s existing law and order situation has drastically improved and also the network of transportation in Pakistan is very effective now