President directs OPF to improve welfare of OPs


ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain says welfare of nine hundred thousand overseas Pakistanis is an important responsibility of the country.
Talking to Chairman Board of Governors of Overseas Pakistanis Foundation, Barrister Amjad Malik in Islamabad on Thursday, the President directed to improve welfare of the community and performance of officers in the embassies of Pakistan.
The President emphasized that the foremost goal of the OPF should be the welfare of overseas Pakistanis and their families in Pakistan. He hoped that OPF will continue to perform this duty in a befitting manner.
While expressing concern regarding decline in the number of overseas Pakistanis, he stressed that there is a need to explore new employment opportunities abroad for the skilled and non-skilled Pakistani workers. The President underlined that OPF should increase the contacts between overseas Pakistanis and our embassies abroad so that their problems can be resolved in an efficient manner. In this regard, the performance of community welfare Attachés’ should be improved, he added.

The President stated that work should be started regarding determination of quota for the admissions of the children of overseas Pakistanis in the educational institutions of Pakistan. He also underscored that all possible efforts should be made to establish Pakistani schools in Arab countries so that affordable education could be provided to the children of our overseas community. Chairman, Board of Governors, OPF Barrister Amjad Malik thanked the President for taking personal interest in resolving the problems of Pakistani immigrants. – NNI