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Conference paper

A review of migration issues in Pakistan

Date

2003

Authors

Haris Gandar

Abstract

This paper aims to provide a strategic overview of issues relating to migration and poverty in Pakistan. According to 1998 census records, some 10 million people, or 8% of the population of Pakistan, consisted of internal or international migrants. Savings remitted by Pakistani migrants abroad constitute the largest single source of foreign exchange earnings for the country. In the early 1980s, this flow was equivalent to 10% of GNP. Currently, remittances are US$2.4 billion, or 4% of the GNP.

Conference name

Development and Pro-poor Policy Choices in Asia

Conference location

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Number of pages

1-31

Publisher

Collective for Social Science Research

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Keywords

remittance, Migration issues, poverty in Pakistan, internal and international migrants

Economic sectors

Agriculture and horticulture workers, Occupations in services - Domestic work, Sales and service occupations - general, Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations - general, Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations - general, Labourers in food, beverage and associated products processing, Dancers, and Other

Content types

Policy analysis and Support initiatives

Target groups

Policymakers, Public awareness, Researchers, and NGOs/community groups/solidarity networks

Regulation domains

Remittances and co-development programs

Geographical focuses

Pakistan

Spheres of activity

Economics and Sociology

Languages

English