The list of transferable category is given below for ready reference.
The Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs has expanded the list of employees entitled to transfer their sponsorship. The new categories which were not included in the order but were found to be of use to the country are taxi drivers, drivers of heavy vehicles, media persons including journalists, photographers, sub-editors, television and radio presenters, representatives of foreign news agencies in addition to first class cooks in five star hotels as well as those working in rare professions irrespective of their educational qualifications. Under the Cabinet order, only specific categories totaling eight are allowed at present to change their visas from one sponsor to another without having cancelled the visa and leave the country. They are: engineers; doctors, pharmacists and nurses; higher colleges and university professors; experts and legal consultants, economists, administrative personnel holding high educational qualifications and finance personnel; computer systems programmers and analysts holding university degrees; specialists and technicians working in oil extraction and refining companies, gas companies and related industries; sports coaches in various sports and educational activities and finally specialists in the marine and air navigation as well as pilots and captains. Executive secretary is not included in the list and therefore Iqbal's sponsorship may not be transferable.