Bureau of Emigration and Overseas Employment (BEOE)
After a very long-time good news came from the Government of Pakistan. Bureau of Emigration and Overseas Employment (BEOE) has banned 12 foreign recruiting firms from hiring the workforce due to non-compliance of employment code, resulting in grave problems for the emigrants.
Pakistan was facing great pressure from all over the world to eliminate human trafficking. In the past, it was not the priority to take some notice on this issue. A few days ago, Bureau of Emigration and Overseas Employment (BEOE) banned 12 foreign recruiting firms from hiring workforce, six recruitment agencies from Azerbaijan and three from Iraq and Oman each of them banned Pakistan from recruiting manpower after a thorough examination of complaints received from affectees and the country’s Community Welfare Attaches.
According to the list shared by the Bureau, three Pakistan-based agencies including Ulfta Enterprises, Faith International operating in Rawalpindi and Al Wasio International Lahore were not allowed to run their businesses in the country.
The blacklisted firms included
- Shah International F/S LLC
- Nazar Motors LLC, Lardak LLC
- Ay Si Vi LLC, Arkuita LLC
- Citizen Munawwar Latifi
- Shirka Ardh Al-Muheet
- Shirka Amwaj Ul-Bahar
- Shirka Seeufue Ul-Badar
- Catalyst Contract Trading Company Fourth Union Reconstruction LLC
- Dar Ul Riyan International LLC
The bureau also canceled the operational licenses of three overseas employment promoters (OEMs) and suspended 19 others during the same period for various reasons.
99 percent of licenses of those were suspended for not responding to the complaints, lodged against them by the victims while three were canceled on non-payment of the laborer’s dues.
Two complaints regarding such employers were also received recently that are being examined for further action after ascertaining the actual position of the cases.
A crackdown was initiated against fraudulent elements that lured the intending emigrants for lucrative job opportunities abroad on the instruction of Special Assistant to Prime Minister Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Sayed Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari.
In past Overseas Pakistanis launched many complaints about the recruitment companies regarding improper work, agreements, wages, and many other issues. I hope they will have an easy breath due to this bold action of the Pakistani government.