Overseas Employment Corporation is a company limited by shares incorporated under the Companies Act 1913 as a private limited concern. Its equity is owed entirely by the Government of Pakistan. Policy guidelines are provided by a Board of Directors, which are executed by the Managing Director as Chief Executive of the Corporation. In the discharge of his functions and duties, the Managing Director is assisted by a team of professionals. The Head Office of the Corporation is located at PMI Auditorium Building, Zero Point Islamabad. Its regional offices are located at Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar and Quetta. Administrative and financial control is exercised by the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis & Human Resource Development, Government of Pakistan.
The Corporation is mandated to promote employment of professionals, highly skilled, skilled, semi-skilled and un-skilled manpower in foreign countries. In fulfillment of its mandate, the Corporation has so far provided around 142,000 workers to foreign employers in the public and private sector from 58 different countries of the world.
Apart from meeting the specific and exacting standards of foreign employers, the Corporation also acts as a protector of emigrants to ensure the welfare of emigrant personnel and to promote harmonious working relationship between the employers and the employees. The Corporation assists the employers in conducting tests and interviews of candidates. Those selected for employment abroad are assisted with their travel arrangements. If desired by the candidate, ticketing is undertaken by the OEC Travels a travel agency operating as the General Sales Agent of the Pakistan International Airlines in Islamabad.
- Telephonic contacts can be established on phone numbers: +92-51-9253241, 9253245, 9253251, 9253252, 9253253, 9253254, 9253255, 9253256 and 9253257