New protectorate offices opened in Pakistan: All details & locations!

ISLAMABAD: In a move aimed at enhancing accessibility and convenience for Pakistani workers seeking employment opportunities abroad, the government of Pakistan has announced the opening of new protectorate offices across various cities worldwide.
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis Jawad Sohrab, confirmed this significant development via a social media post. He emphasized that the number of protectorate offices is expanding from 9 to 14, reflecting the government’s commitment to facilitating its workforce.
The newly established offices will be strategically located in Sukkur, Islamabad, Bagh, Rawalakot, and Abbottabad. This expansion aims to reduce the burden on individuals who previously had to travel long distances to access protectorate services, incurring both inconvenience and added costs.
Sohrab highlighted that these offices will commence operations within 3-5 days, providing Pakistani workers with easy access to essential services near their homes. This initiative underscores the government’s dedication to streamlining the process of overseas employment, promoting safe and legal migration pathways.
Previously, individuals seeking protector endorsement on their passports had to visit specific centers corresponding to their area of origin. However, with the introduction of these new offices, thousands of Pakistanis aspiring for overseas employment will benefit from simplified procedures and improved accessibility.
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A protector endorsement on a passport holds significant importance, conveying vital information or restrictions to immigration officials and authorities of other countries during travel. This initiative not only facilitates smoother travel arrangements but also ensures that Pakistani workers are well-informed and supported throughout their employment journeys abroad.
The opening of these new protectorate offices marks a positive step forward in Pakistan’s efforts to enhance the welfare and opportunities for its workforce, ultimately contributing to the country’s economic growth and development on the global stage.
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