ISLAMABAD - The total number of unemployed persons in the country at present is 2.69 million and the government in future has no proposals to provide financial assistance to them, the National Assembly was told during Question Hour on Thursday. According to the latest available Labour Force Survey 2007-08, 1.76 million men and 0.93 million women are unemployed, the Ministry for Labour and Manpower informed the House while replying to a question asked by Tahira Aurangzeb that the ministry has no mechanism in the country to maintain the data of the jobs provided to the unemployed people both in public and private sectors. However, Labour Market Information System (LMIS) is being established in the country. Based on employment trends of the last year, the estimated employment generation during the period was 1.49 million. As many as 0.96 million men and 0.53 million women were provided jobs according to the Labour Force Survey 2007-08 conducted by the Federal Bureau of Statistics. Chaudhry Naseer Bhutta disclosed that nearly 3,000 butchers were required by the UK but those jobs have been given to the people belonging to other countries as the ministry could not respond timely. However, one of his questions about the announcement of new National Labour Policy was answered neither by the concerned minister nor the parliamentary secretary. The Minister for Labour and Manpower Syed Khursheed Ahamed Shah said 280,000 labourers went abroad for employment in 2008 and the country received $ 5.9 billion remittances last year and this year in the country capital inflow has remained $ 7.01 billion. He said due to economic recession 8.9 per cent of the labour has come back as job opportunities have reduced in Dubai. During the last five years 8,652 Pakistani engineers and sub-engineers went abroad for employment on visit or residence visa and settled there permanently. It was also disclosed that the Ministry of Labour and Manpower has completed its work on Emigration Policy in connection with all stakeholders. The policy is one of the agenda items of the Prime Ministers briefing to be held shortly. Thereafter, it will be placed before the cabinet for approval, the federal Minister for Labour and Manpower said. APP adds: The National Assembly was informed on Thursday that the Cabinet Division and its Central Pool of Cars purchased a number of 59 vehicles during the year from 2004 to 2009 out of which 28 were bullet proof. In a written reply to a question from Humair Hayat Rokhri, Minister in charge of the Cabinet Division Dr Babar Awan said that Rs 1,912,771,951 incurred on the purchase of 59 vehicles. Dr Babar Awan said that out of these vehicles, 43 are being used for security and protocol duties with President and Prime Minister Secretariats, local dignitaries state guests and foreign dignitaries. He said that the remaining 16 vehicles are in the use of entitled officers and other duties of the Cabinet Division. While replying to a question from Humayun Saifullah, MNA he said that NEPRA has been vested the powers for power determination among other functions to be performed by the authority as an exclusive regulator of electric power services. The process of tariff determination is open and transparent. While replying to supplementary questions he said that NEPRA rules are anti-people which should be changed.