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The following document provides an analytical snapshot from the four focus countries of the project: Kurdistan Iraq, Lebanon, Pakistan and Turkey in order to contribute to a gender-sensitive understanding of the interaction between economic and socio- cultural drivers of labour migrations in different cities.
There are nearly 8.5 million migrant workers working across different regions of Pakistan, which include both internal and foreign migrant workers. Forty-five per cent of these workers are engaged in informal activities including day labourers, construction workers, domestic helpers, factory workers, informal restaurants, and beauty salons.