Barrister Amjad Malik—the Head of the Governors of Overseas Pakistanis Foundation (OPF) on Sunday said that Pakistan would be setting up schools in the Gulf countries for providing affordable education for the children living abroad of the Pakistani community.
He mentioned that government had already been planning to introduce many welfare programs for overseas Pakistanis. He further added that it is the responsibility of the government to give the maximum number of facilities to the ninety million Pakistan nationals living abroad.
He said that the Overseas Pakistanis Advisory Council (OPAC) had been playing a leading role in learning and providing for the interests of the Pakistani community and that the issues of the overseas community would be solved on priority basis.
Barrister Malik added that owing to the political and economic conditions of the Gulf countries the count of Pakistanis in Gulf nations is decreasing.
Pakistan is exploring new labour markets for lessening unemployment. He added that he personally paid a visit to twenty-three countries and conducted meetings with the overseas Pakistani community, and listened to their issues and updated them about the upcoming welfare projects.
He expressed hope that in future overseas Pakistanis would also be getting a representation in the parliament and overseas banks would also be set up at embassy level for facilitating the abroad Pakistani community.
He said that the housing schemes would also be introduced, and Overseas Pakistani Federation has plans to give affordable housing to the families of the deceased overseas Pakistanis.
He added that three hundred houses would be given to the overseas Pakistanis in Zone-V within a span of next three months and after three more additional months, three hundred more houses would be given over to the house owners.
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