Bilateral agreements for the protection of migrant workers and status of ratification of key international instruments

Table 3 lists agreements Pakistan has signed to manage labour flows with key destination countries. Although Pakistan has not signed any of the conventions related to labour migration, it has entered into a number of bilateral agreements to regulate the migration of workers from Pakistan.

Pakistan has not signed the 1951 convention and 1967 protocol related to the status of Refugees (table 4). However, the Government of Pakistan provides shelter to Afghan refugees under an agreement signed with the United Nations in 1981.