A staggering “90 per cent of beggars” arrested in countries like Saudi, Jordan, Dubai, Japan were of Pakistani origin.
India chand par pahonch gaya hai, aur hum rozana koi chaand charha dete hain (India has reached the moon, while we stumble every day)
Many beggars exploited pilgrim visas to travel to Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Iraq.
a significant number of pickpockets apprehended in holy sites like Haram were also Pakistani nationals. It has also been noted that Japan had emerged as a new destination for such visitors.
Pakistani Ministry Secretary Zulfikar Haider emphasised Pakistan’s historical role in exporting skilled labour and expressed optimism that the country’s foreign remittances would increase when professionals went abroad. He added that Saudi Arabia now preferred skilled labour
over untrained individuals.
Senator Rana Mehmoodul Hasan highlighted Japan’s demand for skilled workers from different countries, with India, Nepal, and Pakistan sending varying numbers of individuals.
Hasan also mentioned that as many as 50,000 engineers in Pakistan were
“India chand par pahonch gaya hai, aur hum rozana koi chaand charha dete hain (India has reached the moon, while we
stumble every day),” the senator added.