Numerous thousands of highly educated and professional persons have been compelled to leave Pakistan due to the country’s ongoing political unrest and increasing economic difficulties.
The Bureau of Immigration reported that this year alone saw a 300 percent spike in the country’s brain drain, with as many as 765,000 people leaving Pakistan for a better life overseas.
92,000 highly educated individuals, including doctors, engineers, information technology specialists, and accountants, were also included in this year’s report.
The long-term political upheaval in Pakistan and the deepening economic crises have cast doubt on the country’s future. 765,000 highly educated and talented young people, including highly educated young doctors, engineers, IT professionals, accountants, and paramedics, had already departed Pakistan as of the year 2022. The United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia received the majority of them.
The top bureau officer claims that the main causes of this youth brain drain are rising inflation, unemployment, and political instability.
Pakistan has lost 7,000 engineers, 25,000 doctors, 1,600 nurses, 2,000 computer professionals, 6,500 accountants, 2,600 agricultural experts, and 9,00 teachers as a result of this brain drain this year.
Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Iraq, Malaysia, China, Japan, Turkey, Sudan, Romania, the United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, Greece, and Italy were chosen by Pakistani specialists this year for the prospects over these countries.
The results show that approximately 40,000 youth travelled to Europe and other Asian nations, while over 730,000 young went to the Gulf States. The data showed that 470,000 Pakistanis left for Saudi Arabia for work, followed by 119,000 for the United Arab Emirates, 77,000 for Oman, 51,634 for Qatar, and 2,000 for Kuwait.