PM’s Advisor for special mechanism to facilitate return of qualified Pakistanis

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ISLAMABAD, Sep 10 (APP):Advisor to Prime Minister on Establishment, Mohammad Shehzad Arbab Monday stressed the need for establishing a special institutional mechanism to facilitate the return of highly qualified overseas Pakistani professionals and investors to Pakistan.
“There is an urgent need to reverse the phenomena of the ‘brain drain’ and replace it with ‘brain gain’” he said while chairing a meeting of the Prime Minister’s Reform Team constituted to track progress and provide technical assistance on the PM’s 100 Days Reform Agenda.
Among others, the meeting was attended by Asif Sheikh, Secretary Overseas Pakistanis.
Mohammad Shehzad Arbab highlighted that the current leadership wanted to benefit from the skills, expertise and professionalism of Pakistani Diaspora.
There is also a strong political will to support them so that they may return to Pakistan and contribute towards the future development of Pakistan.
During the meeting, it was decided to launch a web portal for the overseas Pakistanis which would capture the knowledge, expertise and skill sets required in Pakistan to bring transformation.
In this connection, Asif Sheikh pointed out that Overseas Pakistanis Foundation (OPF) would provide necessary linkages and facilitation to each overseas Pakistani professional intending to come back while keeping in view the ground situation in line with their future plans.