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Minister demands Budapest member countries and European Union representatives to enhance quota of Pakistan manpower export to European Union and Budapest countries

Islamabad, April 21, 2013 (PPI-OT): Federal Minister for Human Resource Development, Barrister Feroz Jamal Shah Kakakhel demanded from Budapest member countries and European Union representatives to enhance the quota of Pakistan manpower export to European Union and Budapest member countries.

Federal Minister emphasized that Pakistan and other silk route region countries quotas of legal migration should be enhanced on merit, with out any kind of discrimination, racism and xenophobia. The Minister was addressing 5th International Ministerial Conference of Budapest process, held in Istanbul says a press release received from Istanbul.

The Minister said that it was his firm belief that enhancing legal migration quota would be an effective way to decrease illegal migration from silk route region to Budapest member countries. He said that approximately 6.45 millions Pakistanis have proceeded abroad for employment, out of which 96 percent have proceeded to Gulf countries whereas less than 1 percent were afforded an opportunity in European countries and this discrimination with Pakistan and silk route region countries generated illegal migration. More so he added, Pakistan Government had established Inter Agency Task Force (IATF) and Migration Management Cell under the Interior Ministry of Pakistan to curb illegal migration and these bodies were also exchanging data with Budapest member countries.

Budapest Process Ministerial conference is an International forum where more than 50 countries discuss and formulate migration policies of member countries.

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