February 25, 2020: Pakistan is planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) to formalize export of its manpower which envisaged the gulf state as a prospective employment destination.
“The MoU is likely to be signed during the forthcoming visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan to Saudi Arabia,” a senior officer in the ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development (OP&HRD) told APP on Tuesday.
After the signing of MoU, Pakistani emigrants choosing Saudi Arabia as a potential destination for employment would start getting Standardized Labour Contract (SLC) from their employers.
He said the agreement, once signed, would help evolve a mechanism for early dispute resolution between Pakistani labourers and their foreign employers.
It would also help both countries in exploring new avenues in the field of the workforce.
To a query, he said Pakistan’s manpower export through ‘Musaned’, a digital platform launched by the Kingdom to facilitate the labour recruitment process and ensure the protection of workers’ rights, would also become possible after signing of this agreement.