Jobs in Romania: more than 500,000 workers in Pakistan are needed, says Zulfi Bukhari
ISLAMABAD: Nicolae Goia, Ambassador of Romania in Pakistan, asked Zulfikar Bukhari, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister of Pakistan Abroad and Human Resources Development, to discuss issues of mutual interest.
Both dignitaries discussed the export of labor to Romania and agreed to establish a mechanism for the safe migration of Pakistani workers to Romania.
The Romanian ambassador informed SAPM about the recent developments that have taken place in Romania and the scenario that will take shape after Brexit.
The ambassador said that Romania has a great need for labor and said that Romania can import up to Romania for next year.
The shortage of labor in Romania is due to the flight of the local labor force to the Western European States.
The Ambassador established the details of the labor market of his country and informed the Special Assistant that Romania needs at least 40,000 drivers and that the country is ready to receive the maximum from Pakistan.
In addition to that, physicians, engineers, construction workers and IT specialists will be required. The current demand in Romania presents an unprecedented opportunity for Pakistan, he added.
Zulfikar Bukhari said that we are working with Germany to export the most qualified labor force according to the 2020 vision of the country.
Earlier this year, Germany promised to hire experts in robotics and quantum mechanics and other skilled workers from Pakistan.
Bukhari said that we are focusing our attention on the development of skills in Pakistani work. International donor agencies are on board to invest in vocational training institutes.
The demands of the global labor market are being taken into account to equip the workforce with modern technological experience, he added.
Bujari said that despite the fact that there is an unprecedented opportunity in Pakistan, we still have to work on the legal framework that guarantees the safe and legally protected migration of Pakistani workers.
Both dignitaries agreed to draw up a plan by creating a working group composed of officials from the Romanian Mission and the Overseas Ministry to establish a mechanism to eliminate the exploitation of workers in the host country.
Bujari also stressed the need to adjust the drivers returning from the Gulf countries in the Romanian market.
The Ambassador agreed to adjust as many drivers as possible as soon as the Romanian Mission forwards official demand and resolves the mechanism.